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Carlmont music invites faculty to attend concerts

Carlmont music invites faculty to attend concerts

Aria Frangos, Staff Writer

May 5, 2016


Filed under Campus, Top News

The awards case lining F-wing and the three-foot trophies in the band room are visual evidence of something Carlmont staff and students know -- our instrumental music program is exceptional. The instrumental music students work every day in class for several performances throughout the year. The m...

‘Kiss’ a music legend goodbye

‘Kiss’ a music legend goodbye

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer

April 22, 2016


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Singer, songwriter, producer, one-man band, master showman: Prince. On Thursday, April 21, music icon Prince Rogers Nelson died in his Channhassen, Minnesota residence at age 57. In early April, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Prince was not feeling well and canceled a concert at the F...

Originality presents difficulties in music composition

Originality presents difficulties in music composition

Estella Lippi, Staff Writer

March 15, 2016


Filed under Features, Top News

She sits at her desk, a pen in hand, staring at a blank piece of paper in her notebook. The only thing going through her head is a rhythm and an emotion she’s trying to express with a melody. As more and more of her vision comes to life on the page, she unconsciously borrows phrases and themes from...

With scientific advancements, death is no longer an end

With scientific advancements, death is no longer an end

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

March 9, 2016


Filed under News, Top News

Many humans live their lives fearing the day of their passing, the uncertainty of what will happen after the end being a daunting truth to face. But what if there was no reason to be afraid? What if death did not have to mean the end of one's life, but rather the beginning of another? As it turns out, that is exactly what it means to some in 2016, as science has made it possible to be reborn back into beauty and amongst the living once more.

Scots showcase skill in a night of music

Scots showcase skill in a night of music

Aria Frangos, Scot Scoop Editor

February 27, 2016


Filed under Campus, Top News

Where else can you find a trombone-flute duet, two snazzy jazz combos, student-arranged music, and a cello quintet featuring an electric cello? Carlmont Instrumental Music's annual Chamber Music Night boasted all of these and more on Feb. 26 in a concert of soloists and small groups performing everyt...

Light shines for new artist BANNERS

Light shines for new artist BANNERS

Adriana Ramirez, Staff Writer

January 25, 2016


Filed under A&E

Singer/songwriter BANNERS came out of the shadows and into the light in the blink of an eye. Back in 2015, when BANNERS was still known by his birth name Mike Nelson, he released his debut single “Ghosts” under the moniker RAINES. Now, with the name change, he released his first debut EP c...

Music: the universal mood booster

Music: the universal mood booster

Jill Albertson, Staff Writer

January 13, 2016


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Students walk through the hallways, earbuds in, faces blank. We see it every day, but what we don’t see is the party going on inside their brain. In the last few decades, neuroscientists have made numerous breakthroughs in further developing their understanding of how the brain works by monitoring i...

Carlmont gets jazzy at CSM

Carlmont gets jazzy at CSM

Aria Frangos, Scot Scoop Editor

November 19, 2015


Filed under A&E, Campus, Top News

“I’m nervous and excited about my first performance with the jazz band, but I think it will be a really cool experience to play at the festival,” said freshman Jayla Chee. Nov. 20 is the annual Jazz Festival at College of San Mateo, and Carlmont Jazz Ensemble’s first performance of the yea...

Save the Music Festival brings the community together

Save the Music Festival brings the community together

Hannah Young, Staff Writer

October 9, 2015


Filed under Campus, Top News

Face-paint-covered children ran from one booth to the next. Community members of all ages volunteered in green t-shirts. Parents eagerly photographed their young musicians on stage. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 5, music of dozens of genres could be heard resonating off of the trees of Twin Pines park. Save...

Save the Music lives up to the hype

Save the Music lives up to the hype

Alexandra Stein, Staff Writer

October 5, 2015


Filed under A&E, Top News

The 13th annual Save the Music Festival took place Oct. 4 in Twin Pines park of Belmont. Three stages with live music and performers of all ages greeted visitors as they enter. The music fit all tastes; from pop to classical to rock, this festival had it all. Save the Music raises money to maintain...

Students who love music join the Dynamics Music Club

Students who love music join the Dynamics Music Club

Ethan Wong, Staff Writer

May 8, 2015


Filed under Campus

Carlmont has a variety of clubs relating to music, but the Dynamics Music Club (DMC) isn't like the others. The DMC was started in 2010, by a group of students who wanted to spread their passion of music by performing and to have a positive impact on the community. Since then, the club has been...

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