Attention Music Parents and Supporters!

Please join us for our first meeting of the Folsom Music Boosters!  It's a great kick off to the new school year and a forum to hear about the activities planned for the year, as well as meet fellow music parents and supporters of the FHS music program! 

We look forward to seeing you there! 

August 20, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Band Room at FHS




We are pleased to congratulate and support the Folsom High School Chamber Orchestra as they travel to Washington DC on April 13-16 to perform at the Strathmore Music Center in the Festival of Gold!  

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The 2017-2018 Folsom High School Jazz Choir at the  Next Generation Monterey Jazz Festival!  

Congratulations to the Choir for its 2nd Place WIN, earning an invitation to be a guest artist performer in the renowned Monterey Jazz Festival in September!

A special congratulations to Nino Cayabyab for earning a vocal soloist award!  

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A special congratulations to Jazz Band I and Jazz Choir I for earning invitations to perform and compete in the 48th Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival, March 10th-11th, 2018!!

This is a very prestigious festival, with selection by audition only. Only 8 choirs and 13 bands and were selected to compete from the nationwide applicants. Congratulations!!

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THE 2017-2018 FOLSOM HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ band i  AT THE NEXT GENERATION MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL!

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              Highlights from the 2017-2018 JAZZ SEASON!!              

Congratulations to Curtis Gaesser and the FHS jazz students for their superior performances!

JAZZ EDUCATION NETWORK - 9TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Dallas, Texas - Performances by Jazz Bands I and II; Jazz Choir I

29TH ANNUAL FOLSOM JAZZ FESTIVAL

Host

EL CERRITO JAZZ FESTIVAL

Second Place for Jazz Band I
Rhythm and Trombone Section Awards

WOODCREEK JAZZ FESTIVAL

First Place for Jazz Bands II and III in their Divisions
Sweepstakes Award for Jazz Band II
 

NEXT GENERATION MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL

Performances by invitation only - only 8 choirs and 13 bands were selected nationwide to compete
Second Place for Jazz Choir, earning a performance spot as guest artist at the prestigious Monterey Jazz Festival coming up in September
Outstanding Vocal Soloist Award:  Nino Cayabyab
 

Congratulations! 

Curtis Gaesser was nominated as one of 10 finalists for the 2018 GRAMMY MUSIC EDUCATOR Award! 

Selected from over 2,300 nominees from across the country, to say we are beyond proud is an understatement.  Mr. Gaesser has dedicated over 33 years of teaching excellence in music education and has mentored thousands of music students who win at the highest levels year after year -- in 3 Jazz Bands and Jazz Choir, Marching Band, Concert Band, Orchestra, and Jazz Combo groups.  Setting winning aside, and straight from the mouths of current and former students, Mr. Gaesser changes lives.  Thank you to Mr. Gaesser for his continued dedication to the students and to excellence in music education.  Congratulations!!!  

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RESULTS AND HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 29TH ANNUAL FOLSOM JAZZ FESTIVAL, JANUARY 27, 2018!! 

Guest Artists at the 2018 Folsom Jazz Festival!

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Manricks has performed with Ray Charles, Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, the Village Vanguard Orchestra, Frank Wess, Ravi Coltrane, Don Byron, Conrad Herwig, Robin Eubanks, Frank Lacy, Lew Soloff, Alex Sipiagin, Wycliff Gordon, David Liebman, Micheal Abene, Bob Mintzer, Dick Oatts, James Morrison, Ben Monder, Ari Hoenig, Aaron Goldberg, Gary Versace, Joe Martin, Adam Rogers, Matt Wilson, Sam Yahel, Tyshawn Sorey and many more.

Jacam Manricks Band

Jacam Manricks and his band were the Saturday evening headline artists on the main stage in El Dorado Hills!  Jazz composer/arranger, saxophonist/woodwind player and music educator Dr. Jacam Manricks has been a highly respected figure among the New York City jazz scene for over thirteen years. Manricks has released three highly acclaimed albums as a leader to date (Labyrinth, Trigonometry and Cloud Nine) and performed as a sideman on countless other releases.  His music has been highly commended in major music magazines, websites and newspapers in the United States, Canada, France, Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Germany, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Australia, and New Zealand.  Manricks has given over 100 master classes on jazz composition and improvisation at internationally renowned institutions around the world and has presented fourteen international tours performing his original music with leading New York based jazz artists

 

The Ron Cunha Big Band

Our noon concert in Folsom at the Jill Soldberg Performing Arts Center featured the Ron Cunha Big Band.  Some of the finest musicians in Sacramento play under Leader/trombonist Ron Cunha. 

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The Sacramento State Jazz Singers

Our 3:00 p.m. concert featured the Sac State Jazz Singers on the choir stage in El Dorado Hills.  The vocal jazz program at Sacramento State is under the new direction of Gaw Vang Williams. Sac State Vocal Jazz are the winners of 12 Downbeat Student Music Awards!  The sounds of Sac State Vocal Jazz are influenced by the great vocal jazz groups of the past and present: The Hi-Lo's, Singers Unlimited, Take 6, New York Voices, The Real Group, Manhattan Transfer and others. 


Congratulations FHS Marching Band for its Award Winning Performances in the 2017 Season!

 6th Annual Invitational Band Review, hosted by Franklin High School in Elk Grove!

Showmanship Sweepstakes
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Marching Sweepstakes
                                    Music Director Award                                    1st Place Field Show Division 5A
3rd Place Field Show Percussion

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28TH ANNUAL VINTAGE RESERVE MARCHING BAND COMPETITION IN NAPA!

Music Sweepstakes
1st Place Division 5A
1st Place Brass
                                   1st Place Woodwind                                   

 
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39th Annual Del Oro High School Marching Band Spectacular !

                                       Music Sweepstakes                                                                  Field Visual Sweepstakes                                                                   High Score for Brass                                       High Score for Woodwinds

 
 
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Scarlet Brigade Marching Band Festival in fairfield!

Music Sweepstakes
2nd Place Division 5A
1st Place Brass
                                     1st Place Woodwind                                        Director's Award


Images from the FHS Marching Band in the 2017 Homecoming Parade in Old Town Folsom!  

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Highlights from the 2017 Marching Band Season!


Here are highlights from our 14th Annual Folsom Fall Festival Marching Band Competition! 

Thank you to all of the amazing marching bands that participated!  We hope to see you again next year!


please join us for our next MUSIC BOOSTERS MEETING!

 March 12, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Band Room   

Please join us for our next Boosters meeting!  This is a great resource to support your student during the music season, and have a chance to ask any questions you may have.  We hope to see you there!


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2016-2017 JAZZ BAND 1 and Jazz choir fOR THEIR AMAZING PERFORMANCES AT THE 60TH ANNUAL MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL!  

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ATTENTION VOLUNTEERS!

If you will be volunteering for the Music Boosters as a chaperone, in the pit crew, working with uniforms, or anyone working with students AND still need to complete the TB test, click below for a schedule for the District TB testing clinics.


Congratulations to Curtis Gaesser and our FHS Jazz Choir, Jazz Band 1 and Jazz Combo for their stunning performances at the Next Generation Monterey Jazz Festival!  

Both our band and choir, with 2nd place wins, earned a spot to perform as guest artists at the prestigious Monterey Jazz Festival.   Well done!  

 

Congratulations to Joey Lombardi for winning an Outstanding vocal Soloist Award in Monterey!


the FHS Chamber Orchestra performed AT THE Segerstrom Concert Hall in the Los Angeles Festival of Gold!  Below are some pics of their weekend including Disney, dining, clinics and the amazing Segerstrom Hall!  congratulations!


              Highlights from the 2016-2017 JAZZ SEASON!!               

Congratulations to Curtis Gaesser and the FHS jazz students for their superior performances!

JAZZ EDUCATION NETWORK - 8TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

New Orleans, Louisiana - Performances by Jazz Bands I and II; Jazz Choir I

28TH ANNUAL FOLSOM JAZZ FESTIVAL

Host

AMADOR VALLEY JAZZ FESTIVAL

First Place for Jazz Bands I, II and III in their Divisions
First Place for Jazz Combo
Jazz Band I chosen as finalist performer in the evening concert

CAMPANA JAZZ FESTIVAL

First Place for Jazz Bands I, II and III in their Divisions
First Place for Jazz Combo

WOODCREEK JAZZ FESTIVAL

First Place for Jazz Bands I, II and III in their Divisions
Sweepstakes Award for Jazz Band I

CMEA CAPITOL SECTION

                       Congratulations to Curtis Gaesser for the recognition by CMEA Capitol Section as the                 Music Educator of the Year!

NEXT GENERATION MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL

Performances by invitation only - only 8 choirs, 12 bands and 6 combos were selected nationwide to compete
Second Place for Jazz Band I and Jazz Choir, earning performance spots as guest artists at the prestigious Monterey Jazz Festival coming up in September
Outstanding Vocal Soloist Award:  Joey Lombardi

FULLERTON JAZZ FESTIVAL

First Place for Jazz Choir I in the A Capella Division
Second Place for Jazz Band I in the Heavy Division
First Place for Jazz Combo
First Place for Jazz Band II in the Intermediate Division
Third Place for Jazz Band III in the Novice Division
 

 

A special congratulations to Jazz Band I, Jazz Choir I and Jazz Combo for earning invitations to perform and compete in the 47th Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival, March 31st - April 2nd, 2017!!

This is a very prestigious festival, with selection by audition only. Only 8 choirs, 12 bands and 6 combos were selected to compete from the nationwide applicants. Congratulations!!


 

Congratulations to the following student musicians selected to participate in and perform at the CASMEC 2017 All State Music Ensembles! Chosen from thousands of applicants, they represented Folsom High School at the California All State Music Educator's Conference in San Jose, CA, under the direction of some of the most esteemed musical artists and educators in the industry. Take a bow!

In CONCERT BAND: Rachel Mao, Flute; Tak Barstow, Trombone; Kevin Koo, Trombone  

In SYMPHONIC BAND: Matthew Wang, Trombone

In JAZZ CHOIR: Sara Runyan, Alto, Anders Swanson, Bass

In SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Joel Bickel, Bass

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Anders Swanson for his CAJ Scholarship Award for his performance in the 2017 All State Jazz Choir!!!


RESULTS OF THE 28TH ANNUAL JAZZ FESTIVAL!!  

*    Division Standings Report

*    Overall Standings Report

*    FINALS REPORT


HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2016 MARCHING BAND FESTIVAL SEASON!!!!

HOMECOMING PARADE 2016!!


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2015-2016 JAZZ BAND 1 AND This Year's JAZZ COMBO FOR THEIR AMAZING PERFORMANCES AT THE 59TH ANNUAL MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL!  

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Congratulations to all of our musicians!


Parents, Friends and Supporters...The Folsom High School Music Program is looking for volunteers to assist with the following upcoming events.  Please refer to the appropriate Signup Genius or Event Lead for more information.  Your assistance is greatly appreciated!


CHAPERONE AN EVENT!
2017 Jazz Festivals
Contact - Elizabeth Wong


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