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Fine Arts Week Highlights
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Fine Arts Week Highlights

    By GRACE LIU & VARSHA BADAVIDE Staff Writers From March 11 to March 15, UHS’ campus bustled with activity, excitement, and most importantly, art, as UHS ASB hosted its annual Fine Arts Week. It is an event that showcases all the visual and performing arts programs at UHS. “We started planning Fine Arts...

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Fall Band Concert Review

By ISABELLA OH Staff Writer The music department held their annual band concert to great success despite a rushed time schedule. Mr. Heddon (Visual and Performing Arts Dept.) addressed the audience, “It’s really early in the year for the concert, but [the students] made it work by practicing once they stepped into the class every day.”...

Marching Band gets a new look
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Marching Band gets a new look

By ANIKET MEHROTRA Staff Writer The Marching Trojan Regiment recently bought a new set of 150 uniforms for the 2017-2018 season for the first time in 15 years. The uniforms cost approximately $54,000, or $360 per uniform. To account for the cost, the band program has been accumulating funds for the past several years through...

Monks of Funk: a new jazz band from UHS
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Monks of Funk: a new jazz band from UHS

By IRENE PANIS Staff Writer Straight out of UHS, The Monks of Funk is a six-piece jazz band consisting of guitarist Surya Bandyopadhyay (So.), bassist Andrew Dimarogonas (Sr.), alto saxophonist Sam Rostami (Jr.), tenor saxophonist Will Lu (So.), drummer Mitchell Rogers (Jr.) and keyboardist Jaimin Patel (Fr.). The group was formed in November 2016 and...

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We Were Friends: a short story

BY LAWRENCE XU Staff Writer “Do you want to perform at school?” My teacher asked me all of a sudden as I was tuning my guitar. I first picked up the guitar after being inspired by a group of upperclassmen performing at a talent show. It has been my dream ever since to be able...

April Jazz Concert
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April Jazz Concert

By RAVINA PATEL Staff Writer On Wednesday April 29, the three University High School (UHS) Jazz ensembles gave a free performance in the Big Theatre. The Jazz ensembles consist of mostly brass instruments accompanied by percussion, piano and guitar or bass, with many students performing on instruments they do not usually play during the band...

IUSD Honors Concert
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IUSD Honors Concert

By TRISTAN MALHOTRA Staff Writer On April 27, IUSD showcased its top instrumental and choral music students in the 33rd annual Donald Bren Honors Concert. Every year, top musicians from elementary school to high school perform at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. A variety of University High School’s (UHS) own wind, string and choral...

UHS Band and Color Guard travel to Bahamas
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UHS Band and Color Guard travel to Bahamas

  By DIANA ZHANG Staff Writer During this past Spring Break, University High School’s (UHS) band department traveled to Florida and the Bahamas to gain new musical experience. Every two to three years, the band takes an educational trip to the Bahamas or Hawaii. These trips provide educational opportunities to band and color guard members...