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Letters that sing: Singing Valentines

Letters that sing: Singing Valentines

Rana Aghababazadeh and Justine Ha

February 18, 2019


Filed under A closer look, Behind the scenes, NEWS

On Feb. 12, two days before Valentine’s Day, groups of  Bella Voce and Variations singers went classroom to classroom, performing various love songs to students for Singing Valentines. Students purchased and sent the Valentines to their person of choice, along with a card and candy. The groups, c...

MVHS Choir shines “On Broadway”

MVHS Choir shines “On Broadway”

ZaZu Lippert

May 28, 2017


Filed under Briefs

With the red curtain pulled shut, choir students filed into the auditorium through the side doors and took their seats in front of the stage. A whisper of excitement drifted through the crowd as they saw the variety of costumes, including Peter Pan, Wendy, Carole King and many more. The auditori...

With all their heart and soul: Choir’s Valentine’s Day concert

With all their heart and soul: Choir’s Valentine’s Day concert

Stephanie Lam

February 14, 2017


Filed under Choir, ENTERTAINMENT

t 6:45 p.m on Friday, Feb. 10, choir teacher Shari Summers dismisses the group of choir kids from their final rehearsal, leaving them with several minutes of free time before the Heart and Soul concert begins. As soon as Summers leaves the piano, the crowd of kids from all five choir classes disp...

FUHSD choirs gather for intra-district concert

FUHSD choirs gather for intra-district concert

Himani Yalamaddi

December 10, 2016


Filed under Briefs

Girls choir students from all over the district were chatting excitedly as they were getting seated in the first few rows of Lynbrook HS’ packed auditorium on Nov. 9. Choirs from all the FUHSD schools, including MVHS’ Bella Voce, gathered that night to sing together and for each other. It was a time...

Singing Valentines 2015

Singing Valentines 2015

Kathleen Yuan

February 11, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment Editors' Pick, Music

Since 2000, Singing Valentines has been a well-anticipated tradition of the MVHS community and the Music Department's choir branch. On Feb. 10, over 300 Valentines were delivered by audition choirs Variations and Bella Voce subgroups. This year’s Singing Valentines earnings will contribute to trip...

Music teacher Jon Fey will leave MVHS on Wednesday, Oct. 29

Music teacher Jon Fey will leave MVHS on Wednesday, Oct. 29

Yifei Wu

October 23, 2014


Filed under NEWS

After teaching for 13 years at MVHS, Fey finds a new job at Northgate High School Read More »...

MUSIC: A joyous Spring Pops Concert

MUSIC: A joyous Spring Pops Concert

Angela Liu

May 19, 2012


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music

“What’s the difference between a piano and a fish?” Senior Katarina Zorko pauses. “You can’t ‘tune-a-fish!’” At this, the audience laughs at how terrible Zorko’s pun is. Imagine the entire concert following this theme. The rest of the Spring Pops Concert on May 17 was a casual, charming performance that elicited snorts and giggles the entire way through. Right from the top, the concert started off with a f...

Choirs debut with “All You Need is Love” concert

Choirs debut with “All You Need is Love” concert

Kevin Tsukii

November 20, 2011


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music, Top Headlines

Held on Nov. 18 during school and at 7 p.m., Choir's debut “All You Need is Love” themed-concert filled the auditorium with soundtracks and songs of desire, loss and romance. All four choirs — A choir, B choir, concert choir and Variations — took to the stage and overflowed to the aisles, sing...

Best of both worlds

Best of both worlds

Yaamini Venkataraman

March 3, 2010


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

  Math teacher Jennifer MacDonald balances vectors with vocals Read More »...

Best of both worlds

Best of both worlds

Yaamini Venkataraman

February 20, 2010


Filed under Uncategorized

Math teacher Jennifer MacDonald balances vectors with vocals Want the best of both worlds? Well, ditch the blond wig, keep the vocals and get ready to work your cerebral cortex. Algebra I and Pre-Calculus teacher Jennifer MacDonald isn't your average math teacher. Instead of merely sporting one degree in mat...

The gift of voices

The gift of voices

Tiffany Lau

December 14, 2009


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

Variations' surprise caroling fills the rally court Read More »...

Angelic ballads

Angelic ballads

Yaamini Venkataraman

October 30, 2009


Filed under Music

Choral debut concert featured soft ballads and audience approval Read More »...