Music

Meet Vapid Radio, Rock Band Member from James Madison Preparatory

Finally! A music program that puts kids into their own rock band playing the music THEY want to play and performing live on stage several times a month. Rock n Roll High School does that and more! Rock n Roll High School’s Basic Program places young musicians, ages 10-19, into bands based on genre taste, experience & age. The Advanced …

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RSPS Student Performs at Carnegie Hall

This Summer, Elizabeth Punches, an eighth grader that has attended Rancho Solano since Pre-K4, spent six days on tour in New York City with the Phoenix Children’s Chorus. Because they had been chosen to be a part of Choirs of America, they performed at a variety of locations including St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Carnegie Hall. Q. So, Carnegie Hall! Tell …

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James Shines While Playing the Violin

James Pierski is an amazing young man and a budding musician! He has been playing the violin since kindergarten under the direction of Ms. Erin Burley. When Ms. Burley was suddenly diagnosed with cancer last October and was unable to continue her violin lessons, this didn’t stop James. He showed unwavering dedication to the violin and to his beloved violin …

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Charlene Talks Music, Cello, and Acting

Charlene is a very energetic seven year old who started her passion for playing the cello when she was four. Her love of music also led her to learn how to play the drums, which she started last year. Her natural likings for singing, dancing, and acting made her a regular participant at Desert Stages Theater in Scottsdale, and have …

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Tori Shines Through Music and Healing

Tori Zollars is a seventh grade student at The Jones-Gordon School. A vibrant, creative part of the JGS community, Tori has many interests and talents. As captain of the JGS cheerleaders, Tori helps lead the JGS Jaguar to victory at basketball and football games. At The School of Rock, a performance-based music school she attends year round, Tori is learning to …

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Willis Junior High Student, Audrie, Talks About Her Passion of Music

Audrie is an upbeat cheerful kid. She loves life and is always looking to make the most of each situation. Music is big part of Audrie’s life, she plays the saxophone and sings in her church choir. Audrie is a good student and works hard to get good grades. Q. You play the saxophone tell us more about that? A. …

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Christian Excels in Willis Junior High Jazz Band

One of Christian’s favorite activities at Willis Junior High is Jazz Band. The Band meets Zero Hour three times a week, but he really enjoys the time. He has been the pianist for two years. Last year, the Jazz Band participated in the Jazz Educators Network festival in Louisville, KY. They were the only junior high jazz band invited to …

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Abby Shines Musically at her School

Abby is an excellent student! She is involved in drum line, Rock band, Chamber Ensemble, Ukulele group, as well as her schools fall play. For the rest of the year she plans on being in the musical at school and on the softball team. Q. You are very musically inclined tell us about that? A. I have always loved music, …

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Aydin Talks Drumline, Tech Crew, and Eagle Scout

“We are very proud of Aydin and all he is accomplishing. He has learned a great deal at James Madison Preparatory School (JMPS) and has been given many wonderful opportunities to serve, lead and learn. JMPS is an amazing environment for young people to help them become great. Aydin has become a great young man as he has participated in …

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The Story of Hannah Goldstick, Online High School Student & Accomplished Violinist

Hannah is a freshman at Primavera Online High School, and has been playing since she was little. She has become an incredibly accomplished musician who spends hours each day practicing. As she grew and went into high school, the schoolwork and practice load started to become a demand, so she switched to online high school, as Hannah said. “When I …

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