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This is ________: Music and the human condition

This is ________: Music and the human condition
The role of music in building interpersonal connections
November 6, 2020

From “Edelweiss“ to "808s & Heartbreak,” music is nestled within our day-to-day Zoom breaks, karaoke sessions and midnight adrenaline rushes. Read more about MVHS students and teachers’ nostalgic...

COVID-19’s impact on the MVHS Band

Band Director John Gilchrist talks to wind ensemble through zoom (photo used with permission of John Gilchrist)
How Concert Band’s new instructor and students have adapted to virtual practices
October 27, 2020
How Concert Band’s new instructor and students have adapted to virtual practices

JOHN GILCHRIST: The new marching band director

Director of Marching Band John Gilchrist stands in front of Monta Vista, beaming  //  Used with Perrmisson
Getting to know John Gilchrist and his plans for the future of the music department
October 17, 2020
Getting to know John Gilchrist and his plans for the future of the music department

Take Over: League of Legends Worlds at Shanghai

Promotional Worlds 2020
Insight into the massively popular Esports championship
October 6, 2020
Insight into the massively popular Esports championship

Budding musicians

Junior Jacob Vrabel began learning to play the guitar over the summer with help from his parents, as his dad has played guitar for 15 years, and his mom has played since she was young.
Students share about learning new musical instruments during quarantine
September 25, 2020
Students share about learning new musical instruments during quarantine

K-pop’s cultural appropriation issue

ILLUSTRATION | TYLER CHO AND SHRESHTA RANGANATHAN
Students and alumni weigh in on problematic racial representation within the Korean music industry
September 19, 2020
Students and alumni weigh in on problematic racial representation within the Korean music industry

Reflecting on Logic’s departure from music in his final album

Reflecting on Logic’s departure from music in his final album
Exploring “No Pressure” to understand his reasons for leaving the rap game
September 13, 2020
Exploring “No Pressure” to understand his reasons for leaving the rap game

Summer 2020 music releases provide needed relief during COVID-19

The album art for Juice WRLD's posthumous rap album
Students discuss new releases and how COVID-19 has influenced the music industry
September 13, 2020
Students discuss new releases and how COVID-19 has influenced the music industry

A new voice

Choir teacher and Music Department Lead Amy Young at her Graduate Conducting Recital, which she gave in October 2019 as part of her Masters Degree in Choral Conducting from SJSU.
New choir teacher Amy Young adjusts to MVHS and online learning
September 11, 2020
New choir teacher Amy Young adjusts to MVHS and online learning

A look into Taylor Swift’s unexpected album “folklore”

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Swift pulls off a new genre while staying true to her roots
August 22, 2020
Swift pulls off a new genre while staying true to her roots

Yung Lean shows progress on ‘Starz’

 ‘Starz’ is Lean’s most complete and well-produced album yet
‘Starz’ is Lean’s most complete and well-produced album yet
May 22, 2020
‘Starz’ is Lean’s most complete and well-produced album yet

COVID-19 and the entertainment industry

COVID-19 and the entertainment industry
How COVID-19 concerns have caused long-awaited events to be canceled
April 10, 2020
How COVID-19 concerns have caused long-awaited events to be cancelled
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