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Embrace your angst with the best of the 2000s

Embrace your angst with the best of the 2000s

By BECKY ZHANG ‘18 AND ROSELLE LOVELL-SMITH ‘18

January 27, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music, Reviews

Thought you’d seen the last of us? Don’t worry. DJs Beckybeckyhi and Rizzle Lizzle Smizzle heard your pleas and are back with another angsty playlist to get you through these chilly winter months. Get ready for our freshest playlist yet, throwing back with a few classics from your wildest middle school...

Cozy on up with “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

Cozy on up with “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

Becky Zhang '18, Assistant Arts Editor

December 15, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music, Reviews

Christmas is the best time of year for celebrating the joys of family, friendship, and childhood. If you’re looking to get in the sentimental Christmas mood, it’s time for you to (re)watch “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” It is “one of the best movies ever,” according to Dr. Reyes. Parents and f...

This winter, students dive into art through FSAs

This winter, students dive into art through FSAs

Daisy Fey '18, Reporter

December 15, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music, Visual Arts

This winter, many students on campus have chosen to substitute a sport for an FSA as their afternoon activity. There are currently many FSAs focusing on art and music, with each student holding a strong passion for his or her project. On discussing his or her motives and an overview of winter projec...

Learning how to groove: Faculty playlist

Learning how to groove: Faculty playlist

Fran Saldivar ‘19

October 20, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music

Longfellow once said, “Music is the universal language of mankind.” If this is true, then what better way to get to know the Groton faculty than through music? If you can take your teachers’ advice on school work, why not do the same for music?   “Everybody Dance Now” by C+C Music Factory Clas...

Previewing Parents Weekend Concert

Previewing Parents Weekend Concert

Eunice Cho '19

October 20, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music

Every fall, many parents visit the lovely and colorful Groton campus for Parents’ Weekend. And each year, a music concert that features many talented student musicians is held. This annual event is thought of to be one of the most enjoyable events that happen during Parents Weekend. In just one pe...

Pumpkin spice playlist: Must-listens for Fall Term

Pumpkin spice playlist: Must-listens for Fall Term

Becky Zhang '18

October 7, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music, Reviews

Fall is here: the season of letting go and starting over. While it may seem that we have been at school forever, we remain in a time of transition, reflected both in nature and in the mind. The trees are turning bronze and shedding their leaves while we, too, are forced to leave the past behind and focus...

Accomplished vocalist to perform at Groton

Accomplished vocalist to perform at Groton

Lily Cratsley '19

October 7, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music, Showcase

On Thursday, October 27th, Groton welcomes Nedelka Prescod and her band to the Circle as part of the Gammons Concert Series. Every year this series presents four to six free concerts for members of the greater Groton community that are held in Gammons Recital Hall. The first concert of this school year...

Take a chance on Chance the Rapper

Michael Senko '18, Assistant Arts Editor

October 7, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music, Reviews

It has been around four months since Coloring Book, Chance the Rapper’s 3rd official mixtape, dropped exclusively on Apple Music. Announced a week before it was set to release, it attracted all sorts of interest: Chance made first became mainstream with his album Acid Rap in 2013, saturating his gospel-influenced,...

An introduction to the arts at Groton

An introduction to the arts at Groton

Becky Zhang '18, Assistant Arts Editor

September 13, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music, Showcase, Theater, Visual Arts

GUAC GUAC, or the Groton Undiscovered Artist Club, is an Instagram account (@thisisguac) created in October 2015 featuring a range of artwork by students and faculty, from photography to white-board sketches, knitting, and body art. GUAC has now more than three hundred followers and this year’s Art...

Maru-a-Pula Marimba Band Comes to Groton

Maru-a-Pula Marimba Band Comes to Groton

Hadley Callaway '17, Assistant News Editor

May 13, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music

On April 28th, the Maru-a-Pula Marimba band visited Groton for a musical intervention. “We’re here to help you,” said MaP principal Andy Taylor on the CPAC stage, after joking that studies show that AP scores are improved after listening to marimba. “You’re going to feel like a bubble in a...

Orchestra Trip

Orchestra Trip

Macy Lipkin '18

April 22, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music

Each year since 2005, one of Groton’s three primary musical ensembles has gone on tour, most often internationally. A year after the jazz band began the tradition with a tour of Japan, orchestra played throughout Switzerland in 2006. In 2009, they traveled to China, and in 2012, South Africa. Jazz...

Flowers and Fortissimos: Spring Music FSAs

Flowers and Fortissimos: Spring Music FSAs

Kevin Xiao '18 and Rohan Varkey '18

April 22, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music

This term, a wide variety of art FSAs ranges from classical piano to an actual band! Matthew Higgins Iati ’17 will be working with Ms. Lanier on a “Piano Work” FSA this spring. His practices will consist of a plethora of pieces—including the Schubert Impromptu and a few Mozart Sonatas. When...

Music for Your Mid-Teen Crisis

Music for Your Mid-Teen Crisis

Roselle Lovell-Smith '18 and Becky Zhang '18

February 9, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music

You’re walking alone around the wintry Circle. All your friends have early practice, but you have late. The Dining Hall is serving root beer pork for dinner. The world has never been more desolate. You turn to your Walkman for some smooth tunes, but all you have is Kidz Bop. What do you do? The...