El Estoque

MVHS’ first year of Marching Band comes to a close

MVHS’ first year of Marching Band comes to a close

Sara Entezarmahdi

November 17, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Media

As the year comes to a close, the MV Marching Band takes its final bow, successfully closing off it's first season. Watch the video below to hear how the staff felt about the year and what to expect in the years to come.

First flags of the season: MVHS Color Guard’s first performance of the year

First flags of the season: MVHS Color Guard’s first performance of the year

Ananya Bhat

September 15, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

It’s friday night at MVHS’s first home football game. The buzzer rings, signaling halftime. As the scuffed up bodies of the MVHS varsity football team jog over towards the sidelines, twirls of color, pointed rifles and flowing purple gowns take over the football field. The song begins and suddenly,...

Band program revitalizes a marching tradition

Band program revitalizes a marching tradition

Jessica Xing

November 11, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]espite waning interest that lead to its discontinuation in 2013, the absence of the MVHS marching band has since left a hole in the music program — a hole of the tall feathered hat, booming drum and sharply tailored uniform variety. Current band teacher and conductor Ricky Alegria state...

Discontinuation of marching band is a sad but sensible move

Discontinuation of marching band is a sad but sensible move

Pranav Parthasarathy

September 26, 2013


Filed under OPINION

Monta Vista Marching Band, an organization which previously won awards in many local and state competitions, had declined in terms of student interest for several years. Seeking to rejuvenate the ailing program, the Music Department mandated freshman band students’ participation in Marching Band, a move...

Marching off

Marching off

Yashashree Pisolkar

September 26, 2013


Filed under From the magazine, Print entertainment

The bell for fourth period rang as senior Anu Vaishnav walked past the drill of cafeteria construction toward the F-building. It was the second week of school, and this Monday morning felt as uneventful as usual––until she walked through the double doors of the band room. As Vaishnav entered the...

Marching band discontinued for remainder of school year

Marching band discontinued for remainder of school year

Yashashree Pisolkar

September 10, 2013


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Main slider

The music department suspends Marching Band due to lack of student interest and unjustifiable budget usage. Read More »...

Fall Marching Band season to end with two competitions

Fall Marching Band season to end with two competitions

Akshay Agrawal

November 11, 2011


Filed under NEWS

At 5:30 a.m. on Nov. 12, Marching Band will assemble at school and at 6 a.m., pile into buses headed for the Vintage Band Review in Napa Valley. The Vintage Band Review is the band’s third competition this season, following the Oct. 8 Tournament of Bands and the Oct. 22 competition in Pleas...