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Behind the budget: School Site Council 2018-19

Behind the budget: School Site Council 2018-19

Kamyar Moradi and Brian Xu

April 12, 2019

ield trips are often hallmarks of many students’ high school experiences. For them, memories are created while traveling outside of their mundane daily routines. However, the work put into funding these trips to Southern California, New York or even a 25-minute drive to Great America remain larg...

Letters that sing: Singing Valentines

Letters that sing: Singing Valentines

Rana Aghababazadeh and Justine Ha

February 18, 2019

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

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...

Singing Valentines 2015

Singing Valentines 2015

Kathleen Yuan

February 11, 2015

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...

Four choirs hold their debut concert

Four choirs hold their debut concert

Mingjie Zhong

October 17, 2014

First choir concert of the year features Esperanza, Concert Choir, Bella Voce and Variations At 7 p.m. on Oct. 9, parents and students filed into the Auditorium to watch the Fall Debut Concert, featuring all four MVHS student choirs  — Esperanza, Concert Choir, Bella Voce and Variations. Esperanza...

MUSIC: ‘Masterworks and Showtunes’

MUSIC: ‘Masterworks and Showtunes’

Angela Wang

February 1, 2013

On the first day of the music department’s annual Winter Concert, the announcers told the audience that, should audience members like the performance, they could come back the next night and the night after that to watch the entire performance again, as if in a circle. “You mean the ‘Circle of L...

Choirs debut with “All You Need is Love” concert

Choirs debut with “All You Need is Love” concert

Kevin Tsukii

November 20, 2011

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...

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Veterans Day 2011 festivities

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Veterans Day 2011 festivities

Yaamini Venkataraman

November 11, 2011

Update 11/13/11: Audio clips of the full speeches by Stephen Gilmore and William Peacock are now included at the bottom.  In spite of the slight showers, Cupertino held its annual Veterans Day memorial Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. in Memorial Park. This year, the celebration focused on veterans of the Vietnam War. Towards the end of the cer...

The gift of voices

The gift of voices

Tiffany Lau

December 14, 2009

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

Angelic ballads

Angelic ballads

Yaamini Venkataraman

October 30, 2009

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

Music to your ears

Music to your ears

Surabhi Srivastava

September 14, 2009

The 09-10 Variations class has a lot to live up to this year after the spectacular run 08-09 Variations had. Read More »...

Musical Britannica

Musical Britannica

Jaime Chu

January 27, 2009

The Music Department will present its annual winter concert on this Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m., and Friday, Jan. 30 and Saturday, Jan. 31 both at 7:30 p.m. With the theme of “Music from the British Isles,” the concert features one-and-a-half-hours of Britain’s contemporary musical expo...