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Scharf said he conducts with passion and devotion for band students.

‘The best job in the world’

By Manya Girivasan and Veronica Zhao May 19, 2023

Though associate band director Benjamin Scharf only began teaching at HHS in 2020, his musical journey started in his childhood, when he took piano lessons. Scharf later became a percussionist at Lawson...

Chris Hoefflinger incorporates his past band experiences at HHS by fulfilling his role as a new student teacher.

Returning to musical roots

By Manya Girivasan and Veronica Zhao November 29, 2022

Chris Hoefflinger stands on the podium, conducting for the freshmen band class. A decade ago, he was in these very seats as an HHS student, watching his own teacher and current band director, John Burn. After...

Tiktok’s recent popularity among users has degraded the quality of the content produced by the music industry.

Movements in Music: TikTok’s damaging role in the music industry

By Niyatee Jain November 16, 2022

Creators have long used social media to connect with their followers. However, as TikTok becomes more popular, it is clear that its effect on the music industry has caused a significant negative shift...

While it should be acknowledged that stars with famous parents have privilege, to say that they do not deserve their success is untrue because of their contributions to the entertainment industry.

Movements in Music

By Niyatee Jain September 23, 2022

In order to be successful in the entertainment industry, actors and musicians need to have the right connections. Talent does not matter if they do not have the proper people, such as agents, publicists...

Dressed in luxurious dresses and crowns, ITZY administered a shock to many fans after releasing their new album “CHECKMATE” in summer 2022.

ITZY’s latest album made me scratch my head in a good way

By Mackie Vu September 15, 2022

ITZY, a Korean girl group, has recently made a comeback, releasing their album “CHECKMATE” on July 15, 2022. The five-member group, composed of Chaeryeong, Lia, Ryujin, Yeji and Yuna, is one of the...

DID NOT DISAPPOINT: Chase Atlantic filled the venue with passion and spirit providing fans with a perfect experience.

Chase Atlantic kicks off ‘Cold Nights’ tour with high-energy opening night

By Amber Birrell and Christine Kim July 10, 2022

Covered head to toe in hot pink, Leah Kate struts on stage to kick off opening night of Chase Atlantic’s “Cold Nights” tour in San Francisco.   Although Kate is a talented vocalist and has a...

MOVEMENTS IN MUSIC: Franklin’s “Respect” was ahead of its time in terms of its message and gave women an anthem to fuel the fight for their rights.

Movements in Music

By Niyatee Jain May 31, 2022

Music is a powerful mechanism for sparking social change and starting meaningful conversations about important issues. Artists have risked their careers every day by shedding light on controversial subjects...

FEATURES EXECUTED POORLY: Many of Spotify’s updates in the past couple of years have fallen flat.

A never-ending loop of songs

By Saira Ahmed April 24, 2022

Finding new music is something I look forward to every day. I love discovering new songs and artists I have never heard before and seeing what they have to offer. Before Spotify, YouTube’s personalized...

The gift of perfect pitch that I have allows me to experience music in a more unique way.

POV: Gift of perfect pitch

By Seoyoung Hwang April 17, 2022

I didn’t know I had perfect pitch until a conversation with my flute teacher about listening to music while studying. I mentioned that I couldn’t listen to classical music while preparing for tests...

WIND ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE: Wind Ensemble 1, HHS’ most advanced music course, plays at the Winter Concert.

A guide to music classes

By Lindsey Steel March 30, 2022

Concert Band All freshmen musicians begin their high school music journey in Concert Band, freshman Stephen Heller said. For Heller, he said the class is an unfamiliar atmosphere, with the size of it ...

INTRIGUING YET UNDERAPPRECIATED: Beach Fossils combines interesting tunes and mellow vocals to make alluring albums. (Photo courtesy of Kohei Kawashima)

Underrated Artists: Beach Fossils

By Saira Ahmed March 15, 2022

                     Beach Fossils, an indie pop band from New York, has had a couple of semi-viral tracks...

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