Marc Harris to NYC to Celebrate ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame

The 2013 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award Winners, including Freshman Marc Harris and alumni Elliot Deutsch and Daniel Kaneyuki have been invited to the invite you to attend the ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Monday, December 9,  2013 New York City at the ASCAP Gallery, One Lincoln Plaza. The inductees are Cab Calloway, Charlie Mingus, Ornette Coleman, Arturo Sandoval, and Esperanza Spalding.

Darren Loney Wins Big in his First Year

Gahr High’s Marching Band, Alumnus Darren Loney Director of Bands, received an extraordinary article about their 3A Division of the 2013 California State Band Championship season in the Orange County Register.

Darren is in his first year at Gahr, and is quoted in the article saying, ““We can’t control the other groups that show up,” Loney advised his team, “so as long as the band has their best performance up until that point, (we’ve) achieved something great”.”

Steven Spielberg and the Return to Film School Wins Big

A film scored by Daniel Ellis won two awards at the CSU Media Arts Festival. Steven Spielberg and the Return to Film School won the narrative category, and the Audience Choice Award.

The film’s director Joshua Hoh said, “And to top it all off, we had the pleasure of recording the final three-minute piece of the film with the CSULB Symphony Orchestra, made up of 80 of CSULB’s finest musicians. As a music minor myself, it was truly a dream come true to bring the film and music departments together for this project.”

There were 154 entries from 16 CSU campuses.  You can watch the film here.