CHS Instrumental Music Program

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1. We are respectful and accepting of everyone. 2. We are always working, constantly learning, and progressively growing. 3. We are a class act, everywhere we go, representing Concord High School. 4. We are present, here and now, living for the moment. 5. We are a team. We are a family. We are strong as one.

Band Camp 2024

Band Camp is just two weeks away. Please check out the schedule below for more information. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mr. Barrows at

Concord High Jazz Night at Yoshi’s

On Tuesday, May 14th, our Jazz II Ensembles, the CHS Alumni Jazz Band, our Jazz Combo – Thelonious Punkm and our Jazz I ensembles performed for a packed house at Yoshi’s in Oakland. It was an amazing night filled with music, laughter, friendship and family. If you weren’t able to…

Disney Tour 2024

Our 2024 Disney tour was an amazing experience!  On the way down to Anaheim, we stopped for a mixer with the students at West Ranch High School in Stevenson Ranch. Students had lunch together then each school’s orchestras and jazz bands played for each other. We then headed to Los…

Folsom Jazz Festival 2024

The Concord High Jazz I competed at the Folsom Jazz Festival on Saturday, January 27, 2024, just like Concord has done many times over the last 34 years of the festival’s existence. This is the largest jazz festival in California, with anywhere from 50-60 jazz bands competing every year. Throughout…

That’s A Wrap!

The wildly successful 2023 Marching Band season officially wrapped up on November 18th at the Rodriguez Tournament of Champions in Fairfield. The Minutemen braved extreme heat, wind and rain this season as well as some long after school rehearsal sessions. Their hard work paid off in the form of many…

Fleet Week High School Band Challenge – THEY WON!

On Monday, October 9th, the marching band and color guard headed to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco for their first-ever try at winning first place and $10,000 in the elusive Fleet Week High School Band Challenge hosted by The United States Marine Corps 1st Marine Division Band and sponsored…

3rd Annual Battle of the Bands

Our 3rd Annual Battle of the Bands was another huge success! Musicians and families from Concord, Clayton Valley, De la Salle, Carondelet, Alhambra, Ygnacio Valley, Antioch, Deer Valley and Northgate High Schools came together to create an evening of amazing music and comradery. This is one of the hottest tickets…

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors

The Concord High Instrumental Music Program would like to thank our recent sponsors: Rockin’ Robbie’s East Bay Music, The Concord Plaza Hotel, Children’s Dentistry of Walnut Creek, Heather Donovan at Compass Realty, and Pacific Utilities. These businesses have generously donated to the program this year. Please check them out! Rockin’…