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MESH, or Music Education @ Saratoga High, was founded in 2010 by alumnus Walter Hsiang and is currently led by president Jayden Ham

Outreach programs help bridge the gap between middle and high school students in the music program

Anthony Luo December 3, 2023

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...

Drum majors and guard captains return with trophies after the awards ceremony.

Marching band closes out season with sweepstakes win at Folsom Fall Festival

Anika Kapasi and Angela Tan November 16, 2023

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...

The trumpet section marches forward in the opener of “Call of the Unknown.”

Marching band places third at Cupertino tournament

Anika Kapasi and Angela Tan October 21, 2023

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...

Junior Nathan Lee, senior Gabe Shyh, junior Aiden Chen and senior Cameron Nguyen lead the school’s Marching Band and Color Guard to the football field on Sept. 1, where they performed during halftime.

Keeping the band in time and on top: A peek into the responsibilities of the four drum majors

Jane Lee and Anthony Luo October 16, 2023

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...

Marching band won 4th place at the Sacramento regional championships on Nov. 5.

Blossoming with ‘Blossom’: Marching band caps off a season of growth

Shannon Ma November 17, 2022

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,...

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