Musicians prepare for fall concert

Wind Ensemble, Camerata Strings, and Symphony will headline the Fall Instrumental Concert on Friday, Nov. 21. The concert will feature more than 100 students, and will additionally incorporate multiple performances from smaller ensembles including percussion and clarinet groups. Students have been rehearsing all year, and are showcasing their final product for audiences at the Rugby […]

Students to select courses for next school year online

Green signup sheets for next year’s courses are a thing of the past, as students will be able to choose next year’s courses online. The change will save time and reduce human error, Upper School Dean Sharon Cuseo said. The program, which students will use in March through the Harvard-Westlake website, was programmed and coordinated […]

Class changes name to ‘Camerata Strings’

The Upper School Concert Strings course will be renamed “Camerata Strings” next school year to “clarify the progression that students are making as they are promoted to the upper school ensemble,” music teacher Mark Hilt said. “Part of our review process is to make certain that the different classes lead, one to the next,” Hilt […]

Spring break Spain trip includes Granada

Plans for a Spring Break trip to Spain led by Spanish teacher Javier Zaragoza, have been finalized. The group of students and two chaperones will leave March 26 and return April 12. The itinerary was hanged from last year’s trip. After traveling to Toledo, the students will go to an institute in Granada for a […]

Vietnam Initiative Project video wins award in festival

The Vietnam Initiative Project’s video, “My Aunt Kim,” was named a Short Film Official Selection in the Bayou City Inspirational Film Festival Oct. 3-4. The video also received the Audience Award at the Fifth Annual Awareness Festival Sept. 11-21. The Awareness Festival’s goal is to make as many people conscious of problems in the world […]

Cyclist aims for 2016 Rio Games

From ninth grade through the summer before her senior year, Jordan Ellison ’15 believed she was going to play softball in college. She had more than 10 colleges giving her offers to play at their schools. However, after watching cycling events on television during the 2012 London Olympics, she decided that she wanted to try […]

Jazz concert to feature other genres

The first jazz concert of the year Dec. 13 will showcase three jazz ensembles and a wide variety of music other than jazz. “I’m excited to be able to perform with the whole ensemble in front of an audience for the first time this year,” Percussionist Sophia Dienstag ’17 said. The three ensembles, Jazz Band, […]

Dance class to perform showcase

Advanced Dance I will perform its annual Outreach Dance Showcase Performance in the Dance Studio Dec. 10 at 9:30 a.m. for ARC, an organization for mentally challenged adults. The dances in this annual outreach showcase were choreographed for ARC. “It is always a very special experience for our students and the audience,” upper school dance […]

Debate hosts first home tournament this year

The debate program hosted the Lincoln-Douglas style Damus Hollywood Invitational the weekend of Nov. 8-9, the first competition on home terrain this year. Cameron Cohen ’16 propelled Harvard-Westlake to the quarterfinals and was granted a speaker award for his performance. “I noticed that the varsity debaters were calmer since it was home turf,” said Connor […]

MS Winter Concert to take place

The Winter Instrumental Music Concert Dec. 5 will be the first concert of the year for the Middle School Orchestra and one of the first performing arts productions of the year at the Middle School. “It’s an exciting concert because we get to share with the audience and the students the progression of our program,” […]