La'nay Ragsdale
 (9th grade)
You are the one thing that is always there
You're there to pick me up when I am down,
When I'm all alone and find no one cares,
Whenever my mind's spinning out of bounds. 
You take me past this skin suit that I'm in;
You take me high, so high above the stars;
When you're with me, there's no way I can't win.
If it is wrong, I'll live a life of sin;
If death is close, I will never hear it;
You're the pool of feelings I'm swimming in. 
I will forever  live in your lyrics.
Every time you end and when you start,
It's a new beat, a new beat in my heart.


Academy Symphony Orchestra to perform with the LA Opera off Grand
Under the direction of Maestro James Conlon, the Academy Symphony Orchestra will play along with the Coburn School of Music for Benjamin Britt's, "Noah's Flood".
We are the only high school orchestra to play. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 at the Holy Name Cathedral. Admission is free, first come first in.
Dance Team off to competition this weekend at Mark Keppel High School
Good luck and bring back the gold.
That delightful comedy by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, "You Can't Take it With You",
presented by the Drama Department from March 12- March 21st.
Get you tickets online today.
Bravo to the Jazz Ensembles.
This past weekend at the Western States Jazz Competition Jazz ensembles took home the following awards:
Combo A 1st Place
Combo B&C 2nd Place
Jazz Ensemble A: 2nd Place.
And Nathan Serot and Keelan Walters won scholarships to the Idyllwild Summer Jazz Fest.
2015 Wall of Acceptances Begins.
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,
Colorado State, Univ. of Montana, CSU Humboldt,
Edelstein N Tulane University
Fields, K, San Fran State, CSU Humboldt
Gonzalez, T Wooburg Univ, Creighton Univ.,
Columbia College, St. John's
Pace (with scholarship), Northern Arizonia
Hampton, E. Pace Univ. (with scholarship) Suny Purchase
Haro, T CSUN
Hernandez, C CSUN, CSULB
Holmes, T CSU Dominguez Hills, Cal Poly Ponoma
Jimenez, J: Columbia College, CSUN
LaPardo, A: Xavier, Washington College, Westmont, CSUCI, Pace
Mah, S. San Francisco State
Naidoo, A Oregon State, Columbia College, UCR, St. John's, Williamette
Omunson,S CSU East Bay
Patel, M. Pace (with scholarship), UCRiverside, AMDA (with scholarship)
San Diego State
Petit, G. St. John's, Pace
Pitter, T. UNLV, Clark Atlanta
Pixler, A Hofstra, San FRan State, Humboldt, Portland Sate
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
Salas, B. San Francisco State
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, LA Film School, CSUFullerton, CSULA
Towne, J Univ. of Nevada Reno, San Fran State
Zipper, M Portland State, Univ. of Oregon, Southern Oregon, San Fran State
For 28 years the Academy of Music has been using some of the same instruments and now those instruments are old and falling apart. Some students are sharing, wasting valuable instruction time. We are one of the top music schools in the state. Isn't it time to have the best for our students? Join our Indigogo campaign by going to:
Eight Academy of Music Students make All City Jazz Band.
The most of any high school, and they open for the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl. These talented students include: Nathan Serot, Keelan Walters, James Morgan, Ellis Thompson, Syler Kysar, Nick Andes, Zak Nirenberg and Anthony Barrios.
Brava to Academy student Anna Menotti
Trombone player, Anna Menotti, made the SCSBOA Honor Jazz Band and played last weekend at the NAM conference, one of the largest conferences for music industry professionals. Everyone was there, including Anna!
Remember: It's never too late to donate!
Support your students and arts education and you can do it right here on this website.
12 Academy Students make the All City Marching Band
Watch for them at the Rose Bowl Parade; Mathew Aquino, Anthony Castillo, Grover Castro Tiburicio, Nelson Cisneros, Moe Feinberg, Geovanny Lopez, Ivan Lopez, Isai Perez, Walter Pineda, Chyenne Suzukawa, Daniel Valencia and Jaqueline Yepez. Congrats to all.
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You Can't Take It With You
Date: 3/12/2015, 7 PM
Location: NJP Concert Hall
You Can't Take It With You
Date: 3/13/2015, 8 PM
Location: NJP Concert Hall
You Can't Take It With You
Date: 3/14/2015, 8 PM
Location: NJP Concert Hall
You Can't Take It With You
Date: 3/20/2015, 8 PM
Location: NJP Concert Hall
You Can't Take It With You
Date: 3/21/2015, 2 PM
Location: NJP Concert Hall
You Can't Take It With You
Date: 3/21/2015, 8 PM
Location: NJP Concert Hall
Jazz Concert
Date: 5/1/2015, 7:30 PM
Location: NJP Concert Hall
Choir Concert
Date: 5/7/2015, 7 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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