75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
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75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
Looking West’s song “I See a Man” was in progress for over a year until it was released at midnight on Oct. 21. Looking West bassist and El Camino High School student Owen Neth ’23 said, “It is really cool to finally [release] a single. Often, when we did a show, people used to ask us if we had a Spotify or any music on it, but we had to say no. Now we can say, ‘yes, we do,’ which is really cool. Overall, I am really happy [that] we are releasing one of our songs, so hopefully, we can get more ears on our music and more exposure.” Graphic by: Owen and Matt Neth

Looking West releases their debut single “I See a Man”

Alejandro Hernandez October 20, 2022

Local band Looking West releases their new single across several streaming platforms The Ventura-based band Looking West, comprised of El Camino High School students Dylan Brehm ’23 (lead vocalist and...

Looking West performs at Topa Topa Brewing Co. on 104 E Thompson Blvd. in Ventura on Sept. 10. Looking West band member and El Camino High School student Dylan Brehm ‘23 said, “Looking West is when we are our best selves. The music brought us together and the brotherhood keeps us together.” Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Local band Looking West jams forward

Alejandro Hernandez September 30, 2022

Who are Looking West? Looking West is a Ventura-based band founded in 2017. Looking West band members include El Camino High School students Dylan Brehm ’23 (lead vocals and guitar) and Owen Neth ’23...

Honor Bands

Honor Bands

Elise Sisk January 24, 2022

Lets get groovy with pep band

Let’s get groovy with pep band

Rachel Gonzalez October 22, 2021

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Junior Ava Rosenthal shared, “As of next year, we will focus on music theory and basic fundamentals before we get to see each other in the classroom again. We will have zoom calls and chat and try to get together in these tough times. Photo by: Miles Bennett

Music in the heart while staying apart

Caroline Marsden and Greta Pankratz August 17, 2020

Musicians share how they feel about the new reality the music department faces. In the upcoming unprecedented school year, everything will be different. For music students, developing a feeling of normalcy...

The VHS Music Department’s pre-quarantine year was filled to the brim with successes, according to its members and Music Department Head Paul Hunt. Photo from: Miles Bennett

Student musicians tug at the heartstrings

Miles Bennett May 27, 2020

The year’s Music Department seniors share their thoughts on the year The VHS Music Department’s pre-quarantine year was filled to the brim with successes, according to its members and Music Department...

The last song of the evening, Dona Nobis Pacem, is a canon song, meaning that the melody is passed around to different groups after a given time. Photo by: Riley Ramirez

District Choir concert proves to be therapy for the ears

Yasmin Myers and Riley Ramirez January 23, 2020

A night filled with choral, pop and jazz selections. On Jan. 17, parents and friends gathered in Buena High School’s auditorium, ready to hear the musical chords sung by various school’s choir programs,...

(From left to right) Sophomore Carly Froelich, freshman Aliza Barroca, senior Molly Sturgeon, sophomore Eden Harnar and sophomore Eden Shoemake, the singers of the VHS Music Departments Vocal Jazz group, singing Gershwins Someone Watch Over Me. Photo by: Miles Bennett

Benefit Concert tugs at the heartstrings

Miles Bennett October 27, 2019

[dropcap size=small]O[/dropcap]n the eve of Oct. 23, students donned black ties and dresses, readied their instruments, and transformed the Ventura High School auditorium. That evening, VHS Music Department...

The last note of the year: VHS Music performs 2018-2019s final concert

The last note of the year: VHS Music performs 2018-2019’s final concert

Sarah Clench June 4, 2019

Ventura High School’s Wind Ensemble Honors and Symphonic Orchestra held their last concert of the year on May 23 at 7 p.m. in the Ventura High School auditorium. Wind Ensemble Honors performed for...

The Wind Ensemble II musicians stand in front of the Atlanta skyline after exploring the Georgia Aquarium. Photo from: Kate Marsden

Photostory: Wind Ensemble H takes on Atlanta

Tanya Turchyn May 26, 2019

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