Welcome to the Los Osos High School Band, Orchestra & and Color Guard Program! We believe in the power of music and its influence on the character, mind, and spirit of the individual. We feel that students involved in our program are more active in school events, achieve higher academic goals, and take an active part in their high school experience. Our approach to the music-making process is founded in the belief that in order to maximize the musical experience, the performance of the music must be of the highest caliber. The striving toward this standard is asked of each and every student and the rewards are based on his or her willingness to contribute to the collective energy of the ensemble. The various performances that are presented by our band, orchestra and color guard each semester add a great deal of enthusiasm, and excellence in representing our school and community both at home and abroad.
Participation in our program is not a requirement for high school graduation. These are activities that we choose to do. These activities are not resume builders, although they may enhance your resume. Rather, participation in these activities is character building. Truly, the journey is more important than the eventual destination. We recognize that many of the students who graduate from our high school will not pursue a future career in music. We are not a music-major factory. Instead, we hope to, in a brief span of four years, transform the student into a lifelong patron of the arts; one who values and appreciates the level of creative discipline required to create and share various art forms. It is our hope that our graduates will continue to cultivate their love for the arts, and share their talents with others. THIS, is our mission.
The band, orchestra and color guard program is a place of friendship, pride, devotion, learning, and fun from the football stadium to the concert hall. Students have memorable experiences with us which will last a lifetime!
Dr. Sam R. Andress – Program Founder & Director