Don't Come Back
by Emily Hampton
For every overbearing step is a crease in my skin
A wrinkle in my forehead
A furrow of my brow
How did you manage to pluck the life from my cheeks
How did you steal a kiss from my secret sipping lips
You made me weak
I've waited long enough for
The return of the king
I've waited long enough
For you to return my heart string
I've waited long enough
Under the crushing force of your brutish bones
I've waited long enough in the station alone
You told me I made you feel alive
But that was just another lie
Isn't that so?
Oh, your hypnotic stare
Stuffs a black hole down my thoat
There should be words there
but no
Far off
Don't star cross your eyes
Or love with rose petals
Don't sign letters with sincerely
If it's not nearly
What you mean
Don't play lullabies
Or sing under your breath
Don't promise me whatever faith you've got
Don't come back
I've strung myself to your fingertips
The father you stay
The less I stay yours
Don't come back
Or I will lose my right to fight
Don't come back
Or I will indulge into darkness
And forget the light
Don't come back
For tonight
The anguish can sing me to sleep instead.


Jazz Night is coming May 1st at 7:30.
Come hear our award winning jazz ensembles as they play their final set of the season.
Musical Theater Variety Show, Sunday, May 3 at 3:00 and 6:00 pm.
Join us for the final performance by members of the Beauty and the Beast Cast. directed by the Seniors. Hear many of your favorite show tunes performed that day. Tickets are $10.00 for adults and &5.00 for students. In B-10, the Black Box Theater, off Cattaraughus.
Brava to the Dance Team
The Dance team competed at Six Flags Magic Mountain with Miss Drill Team USA, on Sunday, April 26.
winning 1st place in the following divisions: Pom, Medium Hip Hop and Small Lyrical.
Incoming orientation and Auditions on May 2 at 8AM
New students, 9th , 10th and 11th, come to the orientation this Saturday. Meet the performing arts teachers and audition for placement into the performing arts classes. Learn about the Academic offerings.
Parents, make sure you get all our registration material in this week.
2015 Wall of Acceptances Begins.
Alejandro, V SMC
Alfaro, A, SMC
Andelin, L LMU, UCMerced, CSUN, CSLUB
Anton, D: Portland State, Oregon State, Univ. of Oregon, Univ. of Montana,
Univ. of Colorado, CSU Humboldt
Anton R: Columbia College, Portland State, Oregon State, Univ. of Oregon,
Bacharach, T: UC Colorado, Boulder, Colarado State, Univ. of Oregon, Mich.State.
Colorado State, Univ. of Montana, CSU Humboldt,
Baltazar, A SMC
Beteta ,R CSUN, CSU Fullerton, CSULA, CAL Poly Pomona, UCRiverside, CSULA
Blumfeld, D: Loyola Marymount Univ.
Carver, S CSUI, Tuskeegee, Washington State, Miles College, CSUEB
Canjura, J Univ. of Rochester, Univ. of New Mexico, UC Santa Cruz, Applachian State.
Chavez, J. West LA, CSUN
Chodos, O UCSanta Cruz, UCSD, UCSB, NYU
Coates, R: San Diego State, Cal Play Ponoma, CSULB, Loyola Marymount, Davidson,
Cornell University, UCSa Diego, Rice University, UCLA, UCIrvine, Boston,
Dartmouth, Davison, Emory, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, Scripps, Trinity
USC, Vassar, Wesleyan.
Craft, J Sacramento State, CSULA, CSU Humboldt, CSU San Francisco
Day, E: West LA
Eddington, K St. John's, West LA
Edelstein N Tulane University, UC Irvin, UCSanta Barbara, UCIrvine, Syracuse
Espana Aguilar, M SMC
Estrada, V CSU Monterey, CSU Merced
Fernandez, L. CSUN, CSUDH,
Fields, K, San Fran State, CSU Humboldt
Francois Hays, A AMDA
Glickman,C Carnegie Mellon, Chapman
Gonzalez, T Wooburg Univ, Creighton Univ.,
Columbia College, St. John's
Pace (with scholarship), Northern Arizonia
Hampton, E. Pace Univ. (with scholarship) Suny Purchase
Harris, J CSUDH, St. John's, El Camino
Hayashi, C. Northwestern University, Georgtown, Duke,
UCLA< UC Davis, USSD, Yale, Brown,
Haro, T CSUN
Hernandez, C CSUN, CSULB
Hijar, V SMC WEst LA
Holmes, T CSU Dominguez Hills, Cal Poly Ponoma
Jimenez, J: Columbia College, CSUN, MaryMount,
Jones, Q: West LA, CSULA
Kaplan, M. UMass, Univ. of Arizonia, Oregon University
Kinski, E. Emerson, UMass Amherst with Scholarship, Drexel, U of I, U of Oregon,
San Fran State.
Kroner, N. George Washington with Presidential Scholarship, Boston U. Tulane, UCSB
UMass with Scholarship, Northeastern, UCSD, UCI
Lipton, G SMC
McKenith, J CSUN, CSUSLO, San Fran State
LaPardo, A: Xavier, Washington College, Westmont, CSUCI, Pace
Mah, S. San Francisco State
Mermelstein, J SMC
Naidoo, A Oregon State, Columbia College, UCR, St. John's, Williamette
Omunson,S CSU East Bay
Paige, J. Western State Colorado
Parker, P CSUN, CSULA, CSU Fullerton, CSU Monterey Bay, Univ.of Laverne with
Patel, M. Pace (with scholarship), UCRiverside, AMDA (with scholarship)
San Diego State, CSUN, USCSC, CSULA
Petit, G. St. John's, Pace
Pitter, T. UNLV, Clark Atlanta
Pixler, A Hofstra, San FRan State, Humboldt, Portland Sate
Quintanilla, A. CSUN, CSUDH
Rath, S CSUN, LMU,
Rivera, J Berklee School of Music
Richards, N Columbia Collge, Pace (with scholarship) The New School, University of
San Francisco, Portland State, Columbia College, Lewis and Clark
Robarts, E AMDA, Loyola Marymount, CSUFullerton
Rodriquez, J. CSULA
Salas, B. San Francisco State
Smith, A Musician's Institute
Serot, N Berklee School of Music
Shhe-Zanna,A San Fran State.
Theard, T. Sonoma State, UCR, CSUSB
Ulaner, D Cal Poly (San Luis Obsipo) Purdue, Bradley, Univ. of the Pacific
WPI, Iowa State, Colorado State, Washington State.
Wiggins, C CSUN, CSU Fullerton, CSULA UCLA
Townes. J Univ. of Nevada Reno, San Fran State
Yankelevits, UCBerkely, Univ. of Oregon with Scholarship, UCSC, UC Davis,
Zipper, M Portland State, Univ. of Oregon, Southern Oregon, San Fran State, Emerson
The Academy of Music is still accepting applications.
You can still get you application in for the 2016-2017 school year by going to:
Bravo to the Choir and Jazz departments.
The Jazz ensembles had a very successful weekend in Las Vegas, receiving very high scores from some of the most respected jazz professionals.. The Choral groups shivered in Chicago and it was well worth it to sing at Orchestra Hall and receive high marks from some of the most respected judges in the Choral world.
Alumni Devin Daniels wins the Young Arts Award.
Young Arts is a highly competitive talent scholarship audition. Few even make it to the finals. But Devin, class of 2014 did and here's a big shout out to Devin.
Academy of Music receives the NAMM Foundation Merit Award.
This prestigious institution salutes the Academy of Music for outstanding support of Music Education.
Only 120 schools across the country received this distinction. Hooray for us!
Brava to the Women's Ensembles.
Woman's A and Woman's B received superior rating in the Sora Festival, the first of the year. Now on to Chicago and Orchestra Hall!
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Choir Concert
Date: 5/7/2015, 7 PM
Location: NJP Concert Hall
Symphony Concert
Date: 5/8/2015, 7:30 PM
Location: NJP Concert Hall
Mariachi Concert
Date: 5/13/2015, 7 PM
Location: A-2
Winds Concert
Date: 5/14/2015, 7:30 PM
Location: NJP Concert Hall
Guitar Concert
Date: 5/15/2015, 7:30 PM
Location: NJP Concert hall
Piano Concert
Date: 5/19/2015, 7 PM
Location: A-2
Music Tech & CTRL ENT present a Spring Fling Thing
Date: 5/22/2015, 6 PM
Location: Room A-7
Spring Dance Show
Date: 5/22/2015, 8 PM
Location: NJP Concert Hall

Norm Pattiz Concert Hall

The 600-seat Norman J. Pattiz Concert Hall at Hamilton High School was renovated and subsequently dedicated in February 1989. Mr. Pattiz is the Founder of Westwood One and is currently CEO of Courtside Entertainment Group. He graduated from Hamilton High School in 1960. Every year over 60 concerts including drama, dance & musical theater productions are performed in the Norman J. Pattiz Concert Hall.

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