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Downbeat advances to Varsity Vocals a cappella semifinals

Downbeat senior Joel Morel solos during a performance of the song

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 in the semifinals for the first time in the Conservatory’s history After placing fourth in...

Annual Hoscars showcases singing, dancing and tableau talents

Vance Hirota (12) jumps over Chloe Chen (12) as a part of their contemporary dance to

by Sally Zhu and Brian Chen

February 18, 2020

More than 50 students performed in Hoscars, the upper school’s annual talent show, showcasing the musical and artistic skills of the students, on Feb. 7 during a special schedule.  Themed “Summer Olympics 2020,” the show is being held for the third year in the Rothschild Performing Arts Cen...

Downbeat travels around the Bay Area during their annual Winter Tour

Downbeat wraps up their tour last Friday with their final show of the day, at the upper school's Patil Theater. Their closing number, pictured here, was a dance number,

by Sriya Batchu, Reporter

December 12, 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 they sang carols to the young children. Their next stop took them all the way to perform and hand out...

Princeton choir group performs at school meeting

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 Princeton's fall break.

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 “Somebody to Love” and Ella Fitzgerald’s “Blue Skies.” Harker alumna Ishanya Anthapur (‘15) is a ...

This is Quadchella: Harker’s biannual music festival celebrates talent and “chillaxing”

Computer science teacher Anu Datar and her advisory performs a Bollywood dance. This Quadchella showcased mainly dance, vocal music and instrumental music.

by Gloria Zhang, Features Editor

May 8, 2019

“I don’t care. I don’t care. I don’t care. I don’t care. You’re a square. You’re a square. You’re a square. You’re a square.” The rhythmic beats of lil strype’s, also known as Nathaniel “Nash” Melisso (11), “idc (prod. 408)” reverberates around campus. The chorus of the e...

Second Quadchella of the year features student and faculty performers

Teresa Cai (9) plays the guitar during the annual Quadchella. Both students and faculty performed at the event.

by Nicole Tian, Reporter

May 2, 2019

This year’s second Quadchella, organized by student council, was held in the quad during long lunch today and featured performers from all grades as well as from faculty. The goal of this event is to encourage members of the Harker community to display their talents as well as a chance for their p...

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