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Senior class dean Karl Kuehn takes a shot at the basket during the knock out game at last Fridays school meeting. In the game, students from all grade levels and faculty members competed for a bag of gummy worms.

School meeting recap 3/6/2020: Soccer semifinals, Downbeat performance and basketball competition

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor March 9, 2020

Avi Gulati (12) welcomed everyone to school meeting. Adhya Hoskote (12), Meona Khetrapal (11) and Rohan Varma (11) gave the Eagle Update. Boys soccer won NORCAL semifinals. Upper school director of...

Downbeat senior Joel Morel solos during a performance of the song Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho at a performance on Dec. 6 in The Patil Theater. This performance was a part of Downbeats tour, which takes the choral group around the Bay Area every year.

Downbeat advances to Varsity Vocals a cappella semifinals

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief February 25, 2020

The upper school’s vocal ensemble, Downbeat, placed third in Varsity Vocals’ International Championship of High School Acapella (ICHSA) regional quarterfinals this weekend, earning the ensemble a spot...

Downbeat wraps up their tour last Friday with their final show of the day, at the upper schools Patil Theater. Their closing number, pictured here, was a dance number, Boogie Woogie Santa Claus, featuring soloist Henry Wiese (12).

Downbeat travels around the Bay Area during their annual Winter Tour

by Sriya Batchu , Reporter December 11, 2019

Last Friday, Downbeat went on their annual winter tour where they sang and spread cheer at six different stops. The group left the upper school around 9 a.m. and visited the preschool campus, where...

The Princeton Roaring 20 sings at school meeting last Friday. Harker alumni Ishanya Anthapur (‘15) is a part of the group, which was touring the Bay Area during Princetons fall break.

Princeton choir group performs at school meeting

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor November 4, 2019

The Princeton Roaring 20, a co-ed a capella group at Princeton, performed at Harker upper school school meeting last Friday, as part of their tour around the Bay Area. Songs they performed included Queen’s...

Juniors Katelyn Chen, Joel Morel, Max Lee and seniors Kelsey Wu and Aryana Far strike poses in their a cappella performance. Downbeat members started a cappella training as early as a year ago.

Downbeat’s journey to the International Championship of High School A cappella

by Nicole Tian and Emily Tan February 27, 2019

“[Downbeat does] so many different things, and we don't fit a music education niche, if you will, outside of Harker—we're our own thing,” vocal teacher Jennifer Sandusky said. “This [a cappella...

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