El Estoque

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

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

Marching off

Seniors Mike Thomas, Anu Vaishnav and Connie Guan display their instruments and matching band sweatshirts. With the cancellation of the program, they will lose the experience of competing as marching band this year. Photo by Yashashree Pisolkar.

Yashashree Pisolkar

September 26, 2013

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

Senior Anu Vaishnav recalls the time when she used to compete in her Marching band uniform. Recently, however, Vaishanv and her Marching Band teammates have not competed in their uniforms for a while since the program has been cut due to stressors such as lack of student interest and budget. Photo by Yashashree Pisolkar.

Yashashree Pisolkar

September 10, 2013

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

A mental playlist

A mental playlist

Cynthia Mao

February 2, 2012

On Jan. 8, 2011, congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head outside of a Safeway in Tuscon, Arizona. The bullet passed through the part of her brain that controlled speech and language comprehension. Her skull was cracked head.” like a sheet of glass. Two weeks later, still in the...

Fall Marching Band season to end with two competitions

Fall Marching Band season to end with two competitions

Akshay Agrawal

November 11, 2011

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...