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Jazz band encourages student self-expression through freeform music

Jazz band encourages student self-expression through freeform music

Taylir Charest, JAG people editor

December 21, 2018


Filed under Special coverage, VOICES

Every day, classes of students meet in the band room to showcase their talents, but a certain group, known as Jazz Band, meets in the band room to explore their creative side when performing music. Junior saxophonist Joey Gillette believes jazz band is special because of the makeup of the group. “Ja...

Jazz Band holds first concert of the year

Jazz Band holds first concert of the year

Taylir Charest, JAG people editor

December 2, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Jazz band performed at their first concert of the year on Thursday, Nov. 29. Sophomore saxophonist and guitarist John Fraka was featured in several solos along with junior saxophonist Joey Gillette and junior saxophonist Adam Tilden.   Since the beginning of the semester, jazz band ha...

Jazz band performs first concert

Jazz band performs first concert

Raya Lehan, Mill Valley News Online editor-in-chief

December 2, 2016


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The jazz band performed its first concert on Thursday, Dec. 1 in the little theater. A total of eight songs were played including two Christmas tunes, in spirit of the upcoming holiday. Overall, the first concert went well according to senior trombone player Vicki Robinson. “There were a few mistak...

2005 graduate Brandon White gives motivational speeches

2005 graduate Brandon White gives motivational speeches

Nick Booth, JagWire copy editor

March 11, 2016


Filed under Special coverage, WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

When he describes his profession, 2005 graduate Brandon White calls himself a “people mover.” Inspired in part by his time in high school, he has pursued a career in motivational speaking; he speaks to adults and young people on topics such as risk-taking, leadership and character, and said he ...

Jazz Band centers concert around the audience’s choice of songs

Jazz Band centers concert around the audience’s choice of songs

Kaitlyn Moore, JAG organizations editor

March 5, 2015


Filed under NEWS

Papers were passed around to audience members as they voted which songs the jazz band would play for their 45 minute long concert hosted in the Little Theater on Monday, March 2. According to senior Maddy Duval, the concert was not structured differently than before. “[The concert] was differ...

Jazz band performs at Baker University

Jazz band performs at Baker University

Sam Lopez, Jagwire sports editor

November 25, 2014


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Jaguar Jazz Band road tripped to Baker University on Thursday, Nov. 21 to perform at the university's jazz festival. The jazz band took the stage and prepared to perform their three songs Jordu, All the Things You Are and Sir Duke. Afterwards, they attended a clinic where they would be to...

Clayton’s Catastrophic Column: Day in the life

Clayton’s Catastrophic Column: Day in the life

Clayton Kistner, guest blogger

November 12, 2014


Filed under BLOGS

You may have been wondering why last Tuesday came and went, and my blog was nowhere to be found on the Mill Valley News website. The reason is, simply, I ain't had no time, and I am very sorry. Last week was quite a busy week, it being dress rehearsal week for the musical. This means that we run the...

Jazz Band teaches elementary students through performance

Jazz Band teaches elementary students through performance

Margo Wieschhaus, JAG Reporter/Photographer

February 20, 2014


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

After traveling to Horizon Elementary on Wednesday, Feb. 19, the Jazz Band performed for the fourth and fifth grade classes. The band played six songs, including “Birdland” and “Come Fly With Me.” Along with the group songs, juniors Clayton Kistner and Eric Marquardt and senior Joe Vincent perfor...

Jazz band performs holiday concert

December 12, 2013


Filed under NEWS

The jazz band kicked off the annual holiday concerts with its performance on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Band director Debra Steiner said she was pleased with the performance. “It thought it went really well. The kids did a good job. It's always kind of intimidating when you have a bunch of band tea...

Silver Stars hold annual Spring Extravaganza

Silver Stars hold annual Spring Extravaganza

Katherine White, JagWire Briefs Editor

April 3, 2013


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Silver Stars dance team held its annual Spring Extravaganza, which showcases the dances the team learned over the year, on Saturday, March 30. The dances performed included solo dances, ensemble dances, and team routines. In addition to the Silver Stars, the Silver Studs and the jazz band also...

Jazz Band receives highest possible score at first ever competition

Jazz Band receives highest possible score at first ever competition

Katherine White, JagWire briefs editor

November 26, 2012


Filed under NEWS

The jazz band received a one, the highest possible rating, at its first ever competition at the Baker University Jazz Festival on Friday, Nov. 16. The band was judged in two main categories: artistic performance and technical performance. The subcategories of artistic performance include improvisation, style, p...

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