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After Downbeat's performance, the upper school Jazz Band & Lab Band directed by Dave Hart played

Conservatory wishes the community happy holidays

by Emily Tan, Features Editor December 13, 2020

On Friday Dec. 11, the upper school community watched Harker’s middle school and upper school performing arts groups during the assembly period. Orchestra members faded in and out of the screen, the...

Kinetic Krew dances outside during a section of their virtual

No retreat, no surrender

by Alysa Suleiman, A&E Editor December 11, 2020

In wartime, a white flag represents an ultimate, definite concession. It calls the surrender, requests the truce and cements the defeat. But now, the pandemic has waged a war against normalcy, threatening...

Junior Zoe Kister jumps into a crowd of dancers. Zoe is one of eight student choreographers.

“Remixed and Reimagined”: Students and faculty prepare for the annual dance production

by Esha Gohil and Sabrina Zhu January 31, 2020

The stage lights up in a purple hue, silhouetting a group of dancers in the background. They pose as the music begins, before gracefully leaping towards the audience during Thursday’s dress rehearsal. The...

Members of the upper school all-male dance team Kinetic Krew perform during the annual BAD concert.

Annual BAD concert from student performers brings holiday cheer to all campuses

by Alysa Suleiman, Sports Reporter December 16, 2019

The luxuriously heavy crimson drapes slowly unfurl to the wings of the stage, revealing a vast ensemble of seated students, dressed in identical cream-gray sweatshirts, Santa hats or reindeer ears and...

The Harker Dance Company dances to “Jingle Bells” by Gwen Stefani at this year's Santana Row tree lighting ceremony, which was held on Tuesday in the south end of Santana Row. The ceremony opened with a pre-show, followed by a mainstage performance that started at 6:30 p.m.

Harker performing arts groups dazzle audience at Santana Row tree lighting ceremony

by Lucy Ge, Assistant News Editor November 22, 2019

On Tuesday, Nov. 19, upper school performing arts groups Kinetic Krew, Downbeat, and Harker Dance Company all performed at the annual Santana Row tree lighting ceremony. Harker Dance Company danced...

Joel Morel (11) grins at the audience as he dances in perfect coordination with his fellow members of Kinetic Krew. Kinetic Krew, 
an all-boys group directed by Rachelle Haun, features dancers from 9th to 12th grade.

Students leap, twirl and jump during annual “Just Dance”

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor April 15, 2019

As a medley of multicolored lights flush the stage, dancers prance into their starting positions and strike a pose. The music begins, and with a graceful turn, “Just Dance” begins. Six dance groups...

Kinetic Krew performs at the Santana Row Tree Lighting. The Kinetic Krew routine was choreographed by dance teacher Rachelle Haun.

Lights and action for the holiday season

by Varsha Rammohan, Copy Editor November 22, 2018

As warm jackets and boots become a common sight around the upper school campus, the holiday season makes its appearance, starting off with the annual Santana Row tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 13, which...

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