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FANTASTIC FINISH ! ! ! South Hills High School wins title at Southern California Percussion Alliance Championship (SCPA)

​The largest percussion competition in the western United States came to Citizen’s Business Bank Arena on Saturday, April 14th where the top high schools and independent percussion ensembles from across the west coast competed in the 2018 SCPA Championship Finals and the results were: (Drum roll please…)


CONGRATULATIONS to the South Hills High School Winter Percussion Ensemble on taking GOLD at the 2018 SCPA Percussion Championships last Saturday at CITIZENS BUSINESS BANK ARENA in Ontario, and on being crowned Percussion Scholastic A 2018 CHAMPIONS.  After a strong performance of their show “November, 1830”, the Drumline finished 1st overall in Percussion Scholastic A with an impressive score of 92.5875.  It took a lot of hard work and dedication from our students to make this happen. What a fantastic finish to a very rewarding competitive winter percussion season.

Way to GO South Hills ! ! ! Very proud of our students for being entertaining and classy.  You’ve created a very special show that will always be remembered !

CONGRATULATIONS to our director Mr. Mike Wooten and his AMAZING staff Tony Nunez, Jesus Alcantar, Joy Liu, Vanessa Vendiola and Josephine Yip that work together to bring great music and to see that our student achieve their full potential.  We truly appreciate the hard work that everyone has done.

Special Thanks to Covina Valley Unified School District (CVUSD), for providing transportation and continued support to our music program here at South Hills High School.

Also, a HUGE THANK YOU goes out to everyone that has volunteered (parents, guardians, students and friend) in any way this season. This definitely couldn’t have happened without all of you !

So proud of all of our students, parents, guardian and staff on a Winter Percussion season.  I offer my heartfelt congratulations and wish the entire program the best of luck and continued success !   Thank you for representing our school with pride and amazing talents ! ! !

ENJOY your victory SHHS Winter Percussion. You earned it and deserve this GLORY in time. You ARE THE PERCUSSION SCHOLASTIC A 2018 SCPA CHAMPIONS ! ! ! 


Thank You to ALL the parent volunteers, director and instructors and, of course, the students for all their hard work.


Exciting and entertaining art form…

Best of Luck to our talented Winter Guard at their Winter Guard Association of Southern California (WGASC) competition on Saturday, April 21th at Edison High School in Huntington Beach, who is set to perform their show entitled, “Losing My Mind”.  We are proud of you and all the hard work you have put in this season.  We know that you will be AMAZING ! ! !

A fabulous day of Jazz Music

We also want to wish our dazzling Jazz Ensemble Good Luck who will be performing at Workman Jazz Festival in Hacienda Heights Community Center on Saturday, April 21th.  It’s going to be a toe tappin’, finger snappin’ and it will certainly be entertaining.  You’ll all be FABULOUS ! ! ! 

Great bonus feature ! 

The award-winning Azusa Pacific University (APU) Jazz Ensemble will also be performing at the Workman Jazz Festival.

FAMILY and FRIENDS are ENCOURAGED to ATTEND to SUPPORT the HARD WORK of our STUDENTS. See itinerary for detailed information about these events.


We warmly Welcome you to our website and hope it gives you an insight into life at South Hills High School Band and Color Guard Music Program.   Please be sure to browse through our site for information and learn more about our Music Program.

The South Hills High School Music Program is a student-focused organization dedicated to the performing arts. For decades, South Hills has been opening its doors to young students of all different talents and interests throughout the Covina Valley.  By giving these students the opportunity to express themselves through music and dance, South Hills’ Music Director and staff are committed to making a positive influence in each student’s life.

Under the direction of Mr. Michael Wooten, South Hills’ performing ensembles have consistently gained competitive recognition throughout the years. Composed of a marching band, symphonic band, wind ensemble, jazz ensemble, as well as a Winter Color Guard and Percussion Ensemble, South Hills continues to sustain itself as an active and dynamic force in the performing arts world.  Instilling the values of teamwork and motivation in a productive and intense working environment, South Hills High School provides a unique and positive learning experience unlike any other.




The importance of music education and its impact on all areas of academic and personal development cannot be overstated. All students, regardless of ability or ambition, have a place in the South Hills High School Music Program and are encouraged to take advantage of all the stellar opportunities it offers.


South Hills High School students and families are invited to get involved – whether as a student participating in an ensemble, as a volunteer supporting its activities, or by simply attending one of the numerous performances offered throughout the year.



Our website contains information for current students, parents, alumni, friends and supporters.  Perspective students, parents, and supporters are encouraged to explore our website using the menu above to learn more about us.  Each page contains information that may be useful including the Band Calendar, information about the ensembles and performances and contact information about our Band Director and the Band Booster Officers.


Thank you for visiting our website as we continue to share information and activities that are taking place.  Please check out our website regularly to see the latest Events, Itineraries and Calendar updates.


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