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― Oscar Wilde


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Marshall Battle of the Garage Bands #3

The fourth band, who won the Instagram Lunch Time Vote for Best Band, Extra Virgin Baby Oil.

Battle of the Bands 11-18-16 Flip Start cover of a Korean Drama soundtrack "A Little Braver"

Flip Start got the best light show of the day: provided by John Bacol, Dylan Olivas, and Gevorg Manukian.

Battle of the Bands #2 11-18-16 John Park & Friends cover The Steve Miller Band "The Joker"

Awesome performance by Marcus Escobar, Nicole Luu, Michael Lee... and oh yeah, John Park.

Battle of the Bands #2 11-18-16 The Conspiracies cover "Somebody to Love" by Jefferson Airplane

Winners of the lunchtime Instagram vote conducted 12:40 to 1:05PM.

JMHS Rock Music Assembly 03-17-16 Battle of the Bands: Wildcats "My Own Worst Enemy"

Rock Music Assembly produced by students and teachers. Music students rehearsed and performed and Theatre Design students designed and ran event. Performances: 18 Songs, 14 bands, 21 instruments and 1 MC. (+3 crazy teachers with the support of many teachers and administrators). Production: 4 person deck crew, 3 dedicated FOH engineers (audio, lighting, video), a mixer of 18 channels/8 busses, 17 microphones, 10,000 Watts transmitted over an RTA tuned 3-Way crossover speaker stack + 4 independent stage monitors, 64 lighting instruments, 7 cameras connected to 2 video mixers.

Cindy Reads the Opening of the novella Of Mice and Men (accompanied by an instrumental track)

A wonderful first draft reading by Cindy in Period 2. The instrumental track is "Heading South" by David Morley and is used expressly for educational purposes to develop my student's understanding of the process of production in recording. Ultimately, Marshall students will publish this part of the project using their own music tracks.