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Music in the heart while staying apart

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.
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...

Student musicians tug at the heartstrings

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
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...

District Choir concert proves to be therapy for the ears

The last song of the evening,
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,...

Benefit Concert tugs at the heartstrings

(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 Department's Vocal Jazz group, singing Gershwin's
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 2018-2019’s final concert

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

Photostory: Wind Ensemble H takes on Atlanta

The Wind Ensemble II musicians stand in front of the Atlanta skyline after exploring the Georgia Aquarium. Photo from: Kate Marsden
May 26, 2019

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Photos from the VHS Music Department’s Festival Concert

Wind Ensemble played first at the concert. One of the pieces they played was
March 18, 2019

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VHS: Shining With Talent

Infographic by: Jessica Johnson
February 19, 2019

The Ventura Unified School District will be having its 18th annual Festival of Talent from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on March 23. The show will be held at Ventura High School. The proceeds from the show will support...

Dudeo Perez is rocking out!

Dudeo Perez is rocking out!
January 21, 2019

On Jan. 2, 2019, the new band Dudeo Perez put out their first album “Allons’y.” In this album, Dudeo Perez released 10 songs. With themes of “failed anti-heroes, friendly alien encounters,...

Swinging into the new year: three ensembles show case their jazz

Robinson (left), senior Jonathan van Hyning (middle) and Matthews (right) stand for a round of applause. Studio Jazz Ensemble pianist junior India Hill (not pictured) said,
January 20, 2019

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Three of Ventura’s ensembles tug on the heartstrings of a filled auditorium

String Orchestra during their performance of Passacaglia from String Quartet No. 10” by Dmitri Shostakovich.
December 11, 2018

Students who all share passion for music came together Thursday night, Dec. 6, to showcase a performance by three different ensembles. The groups were taught by Paul Hunt, but while in concert, were led...

Prelude to Concerto: String Orchestra prepares for Dec. 6 Concert

Graphic by: Micah Wilcox
November 19, 2018

Following Ventura and Buena High School’s joint Wind Ensemble Fall Concert on Wednesday, the music department is warming up for Dec. 6-- the String Orchestra Winter Concert. "We are playing a number...

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