Parent Music Boosters Info

Music Boosters play an integral role in enriching the music education of our students, and in building a music-supportive community within and beyond the walls of Campolindo. Although the Board positions are filled for the current year, we often need volunteers for specific events, such as helping the hospitality hosts manage the post-concert receptions, the Pops Potluck in October, finishing touches for the fantastic jazz dinner dance in February, and so on. We are also hoping this year to make it easier for students and families to coordinate attending together (if they so wish) some of the concerts students attend for the purposes of completing performance reviews. Volunteering as you are able with specific events, and becoming a Board member in the future, are great ways to get more familiar with Campolindo, its student musicians, and their parents and families. If you have questions or are interested in getting involved, please contact Jennifer Gillmour, President.

For more information, please click the About Us tab.

2018 Spring Newsletter

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Click here for the Spring 2018 Campolindo Instrumental Music
Newsletter “Take Note”.

Archived “Take Note” Newsletters

Campo Students perform at Carnegie Hall

Four Campolindo students were among the finalists chosen to perform at Carnegie Hall in February through the High School Honors Performance Series. Read the article in the Lamorinda Weekly.

Congratulations, Students!

Congratulations to the following students for securing a position in the 2018 Contra Costa County Honor Band:

  • Carissa Z., flute (junior)
  • Isabel H., oboe (junior)
  • Joseph C., clarinet (senior)
  • Ian C., clarinet, (senior)
  • Daniel W., clarinet (senior)
  • Justin X., clarinet (freshman)
  • Corbin S., trumpet (freshman)
  • Marc S., trombone (senior)
  • Connor J., trombone (freshman)
  • Russell B., euphonium (sophomore) – FIRST CHAIR
  • Adriana D., tuba (junior)
  • Lucas M., percussion (junior)

We’re proud of these students as well as all of those who prepared an audition and had the courage to participate in the process.

The CCC Honor Band will perform at the San Ramon Valley High School Performing Arts Center on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm).

About Campolindo Instrumental Music

Music Director, Johnny Johnson

CONCERT BAND
This first-level wind band draws experienced music students, primarily freshmen who studied at Joaquin Moraga Intermediate, Stanley Middle or other middle schools, but also older students who will benefit from the experience.

SYMPHONIC BAND
The advanced symphonic band includes winds, brass and percussion instrumentalists, primarily sophomores, juniors and seniors, although incoming freshmen may audition in the spring.  This band plays high school and college level repertoire.

ORCHESTRA
Campolindo’s string orchestra includes freshmen through seniors and performs high school and college level repertoire.  Some repertoire, such as Beethoven’s symphonies, are performed with brass, wind and percussion musicians drawn from the symphonic band.

JAZZ BAND
Entrance to Jazz Band is by audition only.  In addition to concerts and competitions, the jazz band also performs at the annual Jazz Dinner Dance. For this year’s Jazz Dinner Dance information, click the Concert Dates tab.

MUSIC THEORY
This advanced placement course is open to any sophomore, junior or senior interested in music.  It includes basic music theory and composing.

CONCERTS, MUSICALS, TOURS
Campolindo’s musicians perform at Campolindo’s Performing Arts Center (CPAC) for all concerts and in the orchestra pit for the spring musical. 

AUDITIONING for incoming freshmen students
Depending on the individual skill level, an 8th grade band student may want to join the Symphonic and Jazz Band right away. In that case, contact Mr. Johnson for an audition. Auditions are held in the spring and by appointment only.

THE CAMPOLINDO MUSIC BOOSTERS is the parent organization responsible for supporting Campo’s Instrumental Music program.  Membership dues and donations are used to help enrich the instrumental music program.  For more information, click the About Us tab.

Campo Orchestra Invited to Chicago International Music Festival in 2016

The Campolindo Orchestra has been accepted as a participant in the Chicago International Music Festival run by World Projects – one of four high schools and two universities accepted into the festival. More information here. The dates of the festival are March 24-28, 2016, just about a year away. Many steps must be taken between now and then but we are proceeding with our eyes on the prize! Our first benchmark will be a Letter of Intent and a deposit from each student. The likely due date will be June 1. Look for that to be distributed soon.

More from Mr. Johnson          Invitation Letter from Chicago Int’l Music Festival