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Waltz of The Flowers [is my favorite piece], it’s a very pretty piece and I enjoy moving to the Waltz’s feel of the music, said Simpson. Photo by: Emily Sevaatasi

Music Department performs spontaneous holiday concert

Ava Mohror and Emily Sevaaetasi December 27, 2023

VHS Music Department prepares, rehearses and performs a festive concert in one week On Wednesday, Dec. 20, the VHS Music Department held a holiday concert with a week’s notice before the performance...

The musical groups played a variety of musical instruments at the concert. Photo by: Adi De Clerck

Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble Honors perform

The two groups performed and featured various senior soloists The VHS Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble Honors performed during the Spring Concert Series II from 7 to 8 p.m. May 25 in the auditorium....

VHS Music Director Paul Hunt conducting the String Orchestra at the beginning of the Spring Concert Series I. Photo by: Katie Rundle

Musical groups perform in auditorium

Three VHS musical groups performed nine pieces Between 7 and 8 p.m. on May 12, the VHS String Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and String Orchestra Honors performed in the auditorium for the Spring Concert Series...

The VHS Chamber Concert featured an eclectic range of musical genres. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Annual VHS Chamber Concert held in the Little Theater

Alejandro Hernandez February 8, 2023

VHS Music Department performs in small groups The VHS Chamber Concert occurred between 7 and 8:45 p.m. Feb. 3 in the Little Theater. In total, 60 students performed. However, they were divided among 17...

Four musical groups performed at the Honors Winter Concert, two being from middle schools and two from Ventura High School. Photo by: Adi De Clerck

Middle school and VHS musical groups perform at the Honors Winter Concert

The first concert out of three in the VHS Music Winter Concert Series The Ventura High School Honors Winter Concert occurred between 7 and 8:37 p.m. Dec. 1 in the VHS Auditorium. The concert was the first...

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,...

Crescendo singing Its the Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Photo by: Sarah Clench

The joy their voices bring

Sarah Clench December 18, 2018

https://vimeo.com/307199369 Ventura Unified School District’s all-district choirs had their eighth annual “Share the Joy” holiday concert under direction of Heidi House on Friday, Dec. 14...

VHS Wind Ensemble Honors tubist senior Kirk Mellring warms up before the concert. Photo by: Lola Bobrow

Fostering non-competition through collaborative performance: wind ensembles take the stage

Lola Bobrow November 18, 2018

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, the Ventura High School auditorium hosted the 2018 fall concert for VHS’s Wind Ensemble, Honors Wind Ensemble and Buena High School’s debut Honors Wind Ensemble. VHS’s...

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