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The Instrumental Music Program at Analy

Under the direction of Maestro Kevin Stewart, the Analy Instrumental Music Program has distinguished itself within California as having one of the highest ratios of band and orchestra students to total student population. Additionally, Analy has the only High School orchestra in Sonoma County with both wind and stringed instruments. Beginning in the Fall of 2016, the music program will be housed in an exciting, state-of-the-art band room, funded by our supportive West County's Measure I.

There are 4 credited instrument classes:
Concert Band
Symphonic Band
Jazz Band

*Instrumental wind and percussion students in Symphonic or Concert bands may also participate in Orchestra.

There are other ensembles that students can participate in on a volunteer basis. Click the Other Ensembles tab to learn more.

Welcome, Newcomers

Take a moment to explore all the about the ensembles available to students in their 4 years at Analy. Then, follow the tips below on how to register for the Analy Instrumental Music Program

  1. Get Information:
    • Attend a Course Selection/Information Night at Analy High School on April 12.
    • Attend Meet and Greet to the Beat. At Analy’s Open House, Thursday, May 19th, 5:30 P.M., Maestro Kevin Stewart, The Analy Jazz Band, and many of our other musicians will be performing and talking to incoming students about our music program.
    • Get on the mail list: Register for the Analy Bands and Orchestra (ABO) news.
    • Like us on Facebook.
  2. Schedule your class:
    • Freshmen interested in Band should select “Intermediate Band” on their enrollment paperwork. String students interested in Orchestra should select “Orchestra” on their enrollment paperwork.

Contact Information

For information about the Analy Instrumental Music Program, please contact:

Janis Snyder
Analy Bands and Orchestra Program Coordinator

Maestro Kevin Stewart
Analy Bands and Orchestra Director

Analy Advanced Band - 2010 Fall Festival
Fall Festival picture courtesy of Musical Images

This band is generally made up of underclassmen. Many have played for 3 or more years and are able to read music at a Grade 3 Level, which is the typical level for high school band students.

Analy Honor Band - 2010 Fall Festival
Fall Festival picture courtesy of Musical Images

Students in this band are able to play at Grade 5 Level, an advanced, college level proficiency. Students must demonstrate the ability and the willingness to perform. Members of the Symphonic Band have participated in the Sonoma County Honor Band and the NorCal Honor Band.

Analy Symphony Orchestra - 2010 Fall Festival
Fall Festival picture courtesy of Musical Images

Analy’s orchestra is open to students with an interest in string instruments. Students range in experience from beginners to advanced. They play a variety of both classical and modern music and perform at concerts and festivals. Only string musicians may schedule for the Orchestra credited class. Wind and percussion players wishing to play in Orchestra do so as an extracurricular activity. Currently, wind and percussion instruments meet Monday after school, and, with the Orchestra, Thursday between 10:05 and 10:35.

Analy Jazz Band - 2008 CMEA Jazz Festival
CMEA Jazz Festival picture courtesy of CP Photography.

Playing a mix of contemporary and traditional jazz, this band regularly performs at local fundraisers and events, and participates in jazz festivals throughout Northern California. The Jazz Band meets before school at 6:45 daily, and is open to all students through a successful audition.

Pep Band

The Pep Band consists of both Advanced Concert and Symphonic Band players, and plays a variety of upbeat marching band tunes at Analy’s home football games from a special location in the stands. The Pep Band continues performances on a voluntary basis at home basketball games.

Marching Band

All students in Concert and Symphonic Bands also participate in the Marching Band. They perform a halftime show at the home football games, and also perform in the Sebastopol Apple Blossom Parade in mid-April and the Santa Rosa Rose Parade in mid-May.

Star Spangled Banner Performance for the SF Giants at AT&T Park

Every fall, members of Analy’s Instrumental Music Program play the Star Spangled Banner at the beginning of a Giants game. The event is open to orchestra members who can be loaned and instrument to “play” along. Although all instrumental music players practice for the event, attendance is voluntary.

Analy Spring Musical Orchestra Pit

Any student wishing to participate may play in the Orchestra Pit for the Drama Department’s Spring Musical. Rehearsals occur after school and on weekends. Maestro Stewart has arranged for pit members to receive Fine Arts credit for their participation.


The marching band makes an annual trip to Disneyland to march down Main Street! Attendance is voluntary and students fund their own way. This year’s trip is March 17 through 20. Details about the dates and cost of the trip are given at the beginning of the school year.

Last updated Friday February 08, 2019

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