THIS WEEK IN NEWS...
May 20, 2023 - Super Jazz at the Ranch
Congratulations to all the participants who took part in the 2023 Super Jazz at the Ranch on Saturday, May 20th. Over over 40+ school jazz ensembles from all around southern California performed at this year's Super Jazz. Sic Narf gave a wonderful performance as well as Sal Lozano, with the West Ranch Studio A Jazz Band.
May 6, 2023 - Westlake Jazz Festival
West Ranch Studio A Jazz Band, Lab Jazz Band, and Jazz Combo received Superior ratings this past Saturday at the Westlake Jazz Festival. Jazz Combo ranked 1st in the Intermediate Combo Division, Lab Jazz Band ranked 1st in the Intermediate Big Band Division, and Studio A Jazz Band ranked 2nd in the Heavy Big Band Division. Senior bassist, Quinn Sims, was awarded the "Mike Gangemi Most Outstanding High School Musician" for the entire festival.
Congratulations to Director of Jazz Studies, Brian Leff, and to all the West Ranch jazz performers on a job well done!
April 23, 2023 - WGASC Championships
The West Ranch Winterguard competed in the WGASC Championships this past Saturday earning 4th place with a score of 90.24, breaking the 90 mark for the first time. Congratulations to the Jay and Esther Kamp, Kelsey Crone, Marina Chavez, and the performers on a outstanding season!
April 15, 2023 - 2023 SCPA Championship Finals
West Ranch Winter Percussion Concert Ensemble competed in the 2023 SCPA Championship Finals this past Saturday at Toyota Arena in Ontario. The Concert Ensemble placed 1st with a score of 96.250, the highest score out of ALL the participants in ALL the divisions that night. Congratulations to the Percussion Director, Julio Diaz, Vivian Rodriguez, percussion techs, and the performers on a job well done!!
April 8, 2023 - WGASC Competition at Valencia HS
The West Ranch Winterguard competed in the WGASC competition this past Saturday at Valencia HS. Their beautiful performance earned them 1st place in General Effect, 1st place in Equipment, and 1st place overall. The overall score of 83.8 is their highest score of the season. Their next and final competition will be the WGASC Finals at Walter Pyramid in Long Beach 4/22 and 4/23.
March 21, 2023 - Orchestra Showcase
The Orchestra Showcase performed by West Ranch HS and Rancho Pico JHS performed at the West Ranch Performing Arts Theater last week.
March 18, 2023 - Newbury Park Jazz Festival
Another great performance from both the Studio A Jazz Band and the Lab Jazz Band as they competed in the Newbury Park Jazz Festival.
March 16, 2023 - Jazz Festival Showcase
Both the Studio A Jazz Band and the Lab Jazz Band performed its Jazz Festival Showcase along with Rancho Pico at the WR Performance Theater.
March 12, 2023 - SCPA Competition at Greak Oaks HS
The Winter Percussion performed at the SCPA competition at Great Oaks HS. They placed in first in both Concert World and Scholastic World with a scores of 86 and 74, respectively.
March 11, 2023 - WGASC Competition at Arcadia HS
On Saturday, the Winterguard competed in the WGASC competition at Arcadia HS. They placed first with a score of 78.11!
March 10, 2023 - R.K. Downs/Dirk Fischer Jazz Festival
It was a very busy weekend for West Ranch Music! The Lab Jazz Band and Studio A Jazz Band started it off by performed at the R.K. Downs/Dirk Fischer Jazz Festival this past Friday at Golden Valley HS.
May 24, 2023 - Graduation
West Ranch held their graduation ceremony at Cougar Stadium this past Wednesday. The West Ranch music program and its boosters wish to congratulate all the 2023 seniors! Good luck graduates and best wishes in your future endeavors.