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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Upper school mathematics teacher Caren Furtado observes several works of photography and art at the Artstravaganza exhibits. Campus art and writing exhibition Artstravaganza displayed student artwork and literature from the past year.

Artstravaganza arts and writing show exhibits student works and talent

by Alena Suleiman, Assistant A&E Editor May 7, 2022

A gingerly cut wooden butterfly perches on a black stand. A few feet away, crawling vines wrap around the neck of a glossy pine green vase. These are just some of the creations on display at Artstravaganza,...

Shiven Balaji (9) plays the saxophone with Lab Band during the Evening of Jazz performances on April 14. The Grade 7-8 Jazz Band and Upper School Jazz Band also participated in the concert, with the groups playing a combined total of 15 pieces.

Seniors round off last band performances at annual Evening of Jazz concert

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor April 24, 2022

A powerful jazz melody erupts from the stage, notes flowing out of trumpets, vibrating through the strings of electric guitars and bouncing off of swinging drumsticks and into the audience’s ears. The...

Orchestra member Alex Zhong (9) receives a COVID-19 test. The upper school COVID-19 policy currently requires unvaccinated students and those in the instrumental music or indoor athletic programs to undergo weekly testing after a sophomore and a freshman tested positive in October.

Upper school enforces frequent COVID-19 testing after two students test positive

by Desiree Luo and Kinnera Mulam November 19, 2021

harkeraquila · Aquila Audible of "Upper school enforces frequent COVID-19 testing after two students test positive" The upper school COVID-19 policy currently requires unvaccinated students...

After Downbeats performance, the upper school Jazz Band & Lab Band directed by Dave Hart played Happy by Pharrell Williams and arranged by Mike Tomaro.

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...

Senior violin soloist Hanoom Lee leads the orchestra in Pablo de Sarasates “Zigeunerweisen during the annual winter concert last Friday. The upper school orchestra was joined by the upper school jazz and lab bands, with all three groups performing pieces from their repertoires.

Upper school music groups celebrate end of semester with annual winter concert

by Sarah Mohammed and Saurav Tewari January 22, 2020

The upper school orchestra, jazz band and lab band performed in their annual winter concert on Friday in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center, commemorating their work this semester. The orchestra...

Kelsey Wu (12) sings with accompaniment from the upper schools Jazz Band. Kelsey was among the seniors honored at the end of her performance.

Blues and bass lines: Harker’s annual Evening of Jazz features student jazz groups from middle and upper school

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor April 25, 2019

Lights flooded the stage as a medley of saxophones embarked on a melody, softly accompanied by a piano riff which soon swelled in conjunction with the rest of the band. With a crash and a bang from the...

A saxophonist solos on top of the upper school Jazz Bands set during Evening of Jazz. Both upper schoolers and middle schoolers performed at the event, which featured an extensive set list as well as a ceremony honoring the graduating seniors.

Jazz groups perform in an Evening of Jazz, ending with a commemoration of graduating seniors

by Esha Gohil, Reporter April 21, 2019

Jazz groups from the Middle School and Upper School continued their annual tradition of performing in Evening of Jazz, held tonight in the Rothschild Performing Center. The show started at 6:30 p.m and...

The Orchestra performs Andrew Greenes accompaniment to Buster Keatons silent film The Haunted House at the Winter Concert on Friday. The orchestra had previously rehearsed this piece in November.

Annual winter concert unites Lab Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor January 20, 2019

The upper school’s Lab Band, Jazz Band and Orchestra, directed by music teachers Naoki Taniguchi and Dr. Dave Hart, performed their annual Winter Concert in the Patil Theater on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The...

Amy Pelman will join the program as a librarian next semester with the retirement of K-12 Library Director Sue Smiths this Friday.

School meeting recap 1/14/19

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor January 16, 2019

The second meeting of the year began with Eagle Update. Various spring sports interest meetings will be taking place this week. The History and Languages Departments announced a lecture by Celine Glon...

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