Welcome to TritonMusic.org, official home of the San Clemente High School music department!

Come check out the annual Winter Extravaganza concert featuring orchestras, bands, and choirs! There will be performances December 11th and 12th starting at 7pm. Tickets are $10 and it will take place at the Capo Valley High School Theater. Click the link below to purchase your tickets!

Tickets for the Winter Extravaganza

Check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SCTritonMusic/  !

Congratulations to the Triton Marching Alliance for its success at recent competitions! 3rd place overall at the Newport Competition with 2nd place in visual, 3rd place  overall at the Capo Valley Competition with 2nd place in music effect, visual performance and guard, and 2nd place overall at the Mayfair Competition with 1st place in music performance and percussion! Keep up the good work Triton Marching Alliance!

Here is the schedule for the TMA 2017 season!

TMA Schedule 2017

Coming up are the Drum Line and Color Guard workshops! See the flyers below for details!

Color Guard Workshops 2017

Drum Line Workshops 2017

It was great seeing and hearing all the 8th grade students at the Area Concert! All of the SCHS musicians were impressed. As now is the time to start planning for next year, here are a few forms to take a look at and/or fill out.

2017 SCHS Instrumental Music Registration Packet (This has a lot of information about band and orchestra!)

Triton Marching Alliance Letter of Intent 2017 (This lets us know who is planning on being in marching band next year)

In addition to the usual fantastic music program next year, our bands and orchestras have the opportunity of a lifetime to play at Carnegie Hall in New York City as part of a music trip. Here are a few forms to look at/fill out for the trip:

Letter to Parents

New York Music Trip Registration Form (The tour company has made it easier to register for this trip. This is such a grand opportunity that we are starting registration early to make payments easier for families. There will be 2-3 dedicated fundraisers to help offset the cost once school starts)


Sign up for Concert Band (1st period) if you play a wind instrument or percussion instrument. Sign up for Concert Orchestra (3rd period) if you play a string instrument. If you would like to schedule an audition to be a part of the Wind Ensemble (4th period), Symphony Orchestra (2nd period), or Chamber Orchestra (5th period),  then schedule an audition date and time by sending an email to Mr. Soto at aesoto@capousd.org. The auditions will be held Tuesday May 16th, Wednesday May 17th, and Thursday May 18th in the band room (room 700 at SCHS). Mr. Soto will send out a list of those who qualified to the academic advisers before the end of the school year. Please review the 4 year plan for the Music Students/Marching Band Students that has been approved by the SCHS administration.

The audition requirements are:

  • All 12 major scales played at 120 bpm
  • 1 prepared solo piece
  • Sight Reading

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Soto at aesoto@capousd.org. We look forward to seeing you next year in our award-winning instrumental music program!

Thank you to all our Triton Instrumental Music Program supporters who participated in this year’s Snap Raise fundraiser! With the funds we raised, the music program was able to obtain and update some much needed equipment!

Winter Color Guard:

Winter Color Guard practices are Tuesdays 4pm-8pm and Thursdays 4pm-7pm

Winter Drum Line:

Winter Drum Line practices are Mondays 3pm-5pm and Fridays 4pm-8pm.


Below are the three packets about the SCHS Instrumental Department next  year for future SCHS musicians. Attached is the information for each.

1) Regular Instrumental Music Packet:

This is for all your “1 stop shop” for ALL ENSEMBLES. It answers many questions for a new member and includes the marching band letter of intent form. 2016 Music Registration Packet

2) Drum Line Work Shop

Two workshops for all percussionists. Dates are included.             Drum Line Information 2016

3) Color Guard Workshop

Two workshops for all color guard members. We will train new students. Color Guard Workshops 2016

Please contact your middle school music instructor or Mr. Soto if you have any questions. Additionally, if you wish to audition for an ensemble next year that requires it (Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, etc.), please make sure to obtain an audition packet and schedule an audition time.



Be Sure To Watch for any News! Just click on the News tab above for updates on TMA’s 2016 marching band season!



For Marching Band and summer program information, please click here



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You can also support us by checking out our GoFundMe page.

San Clemente High School recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. From the looks of it our instruments have been around for that long.

Many of our mallet keyboard instruments are in desperate need of repair and replacement. The instruments that we currently have were purchased many many years ago and were not intended to be used as a part of a competitive marching band and drum line.


Our instruments are not made to be transported to and from band concerts and competitions. The frames are broken and the actual bars are warped.


With your generous support I can purchase 2 new keyboard instruments with stronger frames, bigger wheels,and synthetic keys. These features are a must for students that use the instruments in and out of the classroom. These features would also make the keyboards last longer so that future students would be able to use them for years to come.”


SCHS Instrumental Music Department