Concert Attire


Boys’ Concert Attire
Boys in Concert Band are required to wear a black, long-sleeved, button down shirt; black dress pants; black dress shoes; black dress socks (crew-length or longer); and a tie of any color. A black coat is optional. These items may be purchased at the store(s) of your choice.

Boys in Orchestra, Symphonic Band, and both Jazz Bands will need to wear a tuxedo (jacket, slacks, shirt, cummerbund, bow tie, studs & cuff links), black dress shoes, and black dress socks (crew-length or longer).

Click HERE to view requirements for all boys. If you need to purchase a tuxedo, please print a copy of the document and take it with you to The Men’s Wearhouse (map). The deadline to order tuxes at The Men’s Wearhouse is September 15, 2017.

Girls’ Concert Attire
Girls in all instrumental music groups will need to wear black concert dresses and solid black, low-heeled shoes. Girls who already have the required dress do not need to order a new one. Cello players have the option to order a tunic w/long black pants, if desired. Attire may be purchased through Music Boosters. Dresses are $75, Pants/Tunic are $97. For more info, click here. Checks may be made payable to “Campolindo Music Boosters.” Freshman girls, contact Jennifer Gilmour if you know you’ll be ordering a dress or pants/tunic. Stop by the Campo Instrumental Music table during Cougar Day to be measured, or make arrangements with Jennifer to get measured.

Dress & Tux Donations
We welcome any donations of concert dresses and tuxes that are still in good condition. If you would like to arrange for pick-up of donated items, or if you have questions about Concert Attire, please contact Jennifer Gilmour.


Welcome Back from Mr. Johnson

Dear Campolindo Musician,

I hope your summer has been enjoyable and productive. It is now the time of year for you to prepare for our work together in the fall.  Read more …

Donation Form

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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 Erika Pringsheim-Moore, President.

For more information, please click the About Us tab.

About Campolindo Instrumental Music

Music Director, Johnny Johnson

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

FAQ for New Students

Violin1. SHOULD MUSICIANS BRING THEIR INSTRUMENTS ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL? No. The first day is usually spent getting acquainted and finding out what Maestro Johnson expects of his troops. There is no jazz band on the first day of school.

2. IS THERE SOMEWHERE SAFE TO STASH INSTRUMENTS? Yes, the band room has musical instrument lockers, which students share. You will need a combination lock.

3. WHAT IS THE STUDENT MUSIC COUNCIL? Students are represented by an elected student music council, which helps organize social activities, the Welcome Back BBQ for new and returning students, Pep Band gigs, and other events, including this fall’s outing to the Lesher Center for a multimedia concert, and a movie night in the bandroom. Elections are held each spring, and the concert band elects its representative in the fall. To see a list of this year’s officers, click the “About Campo Music” tab at the top of the page.
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