Outreach programs help bridge the gap between middle and high school students in the music program December 3, 2023 — by Anthony Luo Now that the marching band season is over, it may seem as if the school’s band has mellowed down in activity, with no more long after-school rehearsals dragging late into the night. However, a quick peek into the music building at any time after school reveals quite the opposite — practice rooms are filled with […] read more » Marching band closes out season with sweepstakes win at Folsom Fall Festival November 16, 2023 — by Anika Kapasi and Angela Tan When the name Saratoga High School thundered across the stadium as the winner of the overall sweepstakes of the Folsom Fall Festival on Nov. 4, proud parents and band students alike whooped and hollered as they savored an end-of-the-season victory. Later, as members of the band enjoyed a late-night pizza and hot cocoa celebration, they […] read more » Marching band places third at Cupertino tournament October 21, 2023 — by Anika Kapasi and Angela Tan As stadium lights at Cupertino High shone on the field, the crowd erupted as the school’s 200-member marching band played the last note of their 2023 show, “Call of the Unknown.” Adrenaline coursed through the field as the drum majors — seniors Cameron Nguyen and Gabriel Shyh and juniors Aiden Chen and Nathan Lee — […] read more » Keeping the band in time and on top: A peek into the responsibilities of the four drum majors October 16, 2023 — by Jane Lee and Anthony Luo As the 6-9 p.m. marching band rehearsal ended on Aug. 17, drum majors Gabriel Shyh and Cameron Nguyen, both seniors, along with drum majors Aiden Chen and Nathan Lee, both juniors, stood by band director Jason Shiuan as he gave out final announcements and reminders to the rest of the band. Only a few months […] read more » Blossoming with ‘Blossom’: Marching band caps off a season of growth November 17, 2022 — by Shannon Ma In the chilly morning air on Nov. 5, senior woodwind captain Helen Kao held her breath as she stood in formation with 174 members of the marching band on the vast field of Sacramento State University, facing hundreds of audience members in the bleachers. The Western Band Association (WBA) NorCal Super Show regional championships in […] read more » Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.