Music Program

The Analy High School Music Program has a long history of excellence, with numerous group awards and individuals receiving top honors statewide. Analy offers two concert bands, a jazz band, jazz combos, pep band, marching band, and an honors program, and is the only school in the area to offer a full symphonic orchestra.

 

This close-knit music community is led by Mr. Casey Jones, an inspirational teacher with an impressive music education background. Analy's music program caters to both the casual musician looking for a well-rounded education and the college-bound musician looking toward a career in music or music education.

Performing Ensembles
Concert Band

This band is generally made up of underclassmen. Many have played for 3 or more years and are able to read music at a Grade 3 Level, which is the typical level for high school band students.

Symphonic Band

Students in this band are able to play at an advanced level, an advanced, college level proficiency. Students are either placed in Symphonic Band by the Music Director's recommendation or perform an audition to enroll in this class. Students must demonstrate the ability and the willingness to perform.

Symphonic Honors Program

Within the Symphonic Band, select Juniors and Seniors may also additionally participate in the Honors program and earn an extra grade-point. This program depends on the individual student’s interests, such as music education and music composition.

Orchestra

Analy’s orchestra is open to students with an interest in string instruments. Students range in experience from beginner to advanced. They play a variety of classical and modern music and perform at concerts and festivals. Orchestra is open to string musicians, wind and percussion players,

Jazz Band

Playing a mix of contemporary and traditional jazz, this band regularly performs at local fundraisers and events, and participates in jazz festivals throughout Northern California. The Jazz Band meets every weekday before school and is open to all students through a successful audition.

Instrumental Music

Instrumental Music class is an exploratory music class open to students with little or no prior music experience. Students will explore music through listening, writing, and instrument playing.

Pep Band

Concert and Symphonic Band members play a variety of upbeat marching band tunes at Analy’s home football games and on a voluntary basis at home basketball games.

Marching Band

All students in Concert and Symphonic Bands also participate in the Marching Band. They perform in the Sebastopol Apple Blossom Parade and other local parades.

CMEA Festivals

The Analy Orchestra, Symphonic, and and Jazz Bands have participated with high honors at California Music Educators Association festivals.

Learn more about CMEA festivals.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

SF Giants Game Performance

 

Every fall, members of Analy’s Instrumental Music Program play the national anthem at the beginning of a Giants game. The event is open to orchestra members who can be loaned and instrument to “play” along. Although all instrumental music players practice for the event, attendance is voluntary.

Spring Break Tour

All band and orchestra students are welcome to attend the Spring Break Tour. Tours may include a band/orchestra performance, clinics, taking in a show and bonding time with our band and orchestra family. Past tours have included marching down Main Street in Disneyland, Alliance Redwoods/Sonoma Canopy Tours, Six Flags and Cazadero Music Camp. Attendance is voluntary and students fund their own way.

Analy Spring Musical
Orchestra Pit

 

Any student wishing to participate may play in the Orchestra Pit for the Drama Department’s Spring Musical. Rehearsals occur after school and on weekends. Pit members receive Fine Arts credit for their participation.

Honor Bands

Analy High students have been invited to the Sonoma County Honor Band, NorCal Honor Band and to the All-State Honor Band. Our musical excellence is noticed and honored!

Jazz Band Combos​

Jazz Combos are comprised of jazz band students to focus on improvisation and small ensemble performance. Motivated students may have opportunities to perform at community events. Past performances have included cafes, holiday events, and radio spots.

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