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Music teacher of 31 years inspires students

Music teacher of 31 years inspires students

Sonia Paulo, Staff Writer

January 29, 2015


Filed under Campus, Staff Bios

John DaBaldo is head of the instrumental music program at Carlmont High School. He has taught at the school for eight years, but not many people know that he had a music career long before. DaBaldo started playing the trumpet when he was three after seeing his older brother take up the hobby. “I...

Taylor Swift says Spotify devalues music

Taylor Swift says Spotify devalues music

Aria Frangos, Staff Writer

November 12, 2014


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As of Nov. 4, singer Taylor Swift has removed her music, some of the most streamed content of Spotify, off of the listening service. In July, Swift commented in the Wall Street Journal that "music is art, and art is rare and valuable. Valuable things should be paid for." After removing her catalogue...

Choir rocks Save the Music

Choir rocks Save the Music

Miranda Irwin, Staff Writer

October 7, 2014


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The annual Save the Music festival was held at Twin Pines Park in Belmont, Calif. on Sunday Oct. 5. Save the Music is put on by School-Force in order to raise money and support music programs in Belmont-Redwood Shores schools. Many of Carlmont’s own students perform at Save the Music every year....

Carlmont drops the beat at Save the Music

Carlmont drops the beat at Save the Music

Danielle Hamer, Staff Writer

October 7, 2014


Filed under Campus

On a sunny October Sunday morning, the 12th annual Save the Music festival teemed with excited children and adults eating delicious food from stands and food trucks, performing various musical acts, and enjoying the music from different stages placed around Twin Pines Park. This festival is meant...

Annual Save the Music Festival approaches

Annual Save the Music Festival approaches

Connie Yi, Staff Writer

October 1, 2014


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Save the Music is back. The 12th annual Save the Music Festival will be held on Sunday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. According to The Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation, it is the largest community event in Belmont. The Save the Music Festival raises money to support music...

Music opens new windows for students

Alisa Takahashi, Staff Writer

September 29, 2014


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As students navigate the maze of public school, music educators hope many of them will find their way by participating in band. At Carlmont High School, there are five different bands that one can take as an elective. These five are Concert Band, Symphonic Band, String Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra,...

Garcia finds passion for music

Garcia finds passion for music

Lizzy Doctorov, Staff Writer

April 21, 2014


Filed under Campus, Staff Bios

Jaime Garcia is a history teacher who is on his way to becoming an amateur professional musician. Garcia majored in history but was unsure what kind of career to pursue with his degree. His nephews were in middle and high school at the time, and enjoyed Garcia’s passion for history. With...

Chamber Music Night impresses

Chamber Music Night impresses

Sarah Schisla, Staff Writer

March 2, 2014


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On Friday, Feb. 28, Carlmont's Chamber Music Night entertained its audience with a wide range of musical styles, including classical, jazz, and even a Pink Floyd cover. Senior Andrew Sohrabi said, "The variety of style kept me engaged throughout the night and felt refreshing compared to a typical...

Students choose a lifetime of music

Students choose a lifetime of music

Sarah Schisla, Staff Writer

February 12, 2014


Filed under Campus, Top News

Although many Carlmont students participate in the instrumental music program throughout high school, only a handful of students plan on making a career out of music. For many, playing an instrument is a hobby or casual skill. But for those pursuing music after high school, it is a much larger part...

Ariana’s grand entry into the music industry

Ariana’s grand entry into the music industry

Iris Berber, Staff Writer

December 13, 2013


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Since the age of 13, Ariana Grande had been a performer. From her first broadway show to voiceovers, to the hit-series Victorious, Grande finally landed herself in the music industry this past spring. With comparisons to legendary vocalists such as her idols, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey, Grande is e...

Alternative artists make an unforgettable night of music

Alternative artists make an unforgettable night of music

Marco Sevilla, Staff Writer

December 11, 2013


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On Dec. 7, the second night of Live 105's musical event, Not So Silent Night, the crowds were large and the anticipation was huge. With performances from many alternative powerhouses, the concert was surely a night fans could never forget. The event was held at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. wher...

Not So Silent Night brings together the music community

Not So Silent Night brings together the music community

Alex Lay, Staff Writer

December 10, 2013


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Not So Silent Night (NSSN) occurred on Dec. 6 and Dec. 7 in the Oracle Arena where fans from all over the Bay Area gathered together to enjoy the music of 13 alternative bands. The first night of NSSN opened with local band Fritz Montana who won the competition on the radio station Live 105. The crowd was ...

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