The Downey Legend

The Downey High School jazz concert featured the combo band, that peformed in the Downey High School theater on Oct. 29. The combo band had six students and the instructor, Erick.

What a S’wonderfull night

Serene Gallardo, Community Section Editor November 14, 2014

  On Wed., Oct. 29, Downey High School’s jazz ensembles performed their annual fall concert in the B building auditorium. Doors opened at 7 p.m., rounding in a full house. A total of five groups...

On Wednesday, Dec. 11, senior Andrew De La Cruz performs his solo for Jazz Ensemble at the Winter Concert.  The Jazz Ensemble performed three songs: “God Rest Ye Merry Trombones”, “Oh, Holy Night”, and “Perdido”.


Serene Gallardo , Community Section Editor December 18, 2013

Downey High held its annual winter concert on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the Downey Civic theatre, featuring the school’s music ensembles.   Music directors Corneliu Olairu and Matthew Fell’s...

On April 17-21, Downey Jazz Choir took a trip to New York for an opportunity to learn from professional instructors. “Everyone there taught us something,” Jose Padilla, 12, said. “We learned different techniques on how to sing, swing, and work with other groups.”

New York, New York

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor-in-Cheif May 21, 2013

Jazz Choir was privileged to be invited to New York and be taught by a professional jazz conductor, Steve Zegree, from April 17 to 21, along with other ensembles from across the United State, where they...

Under the direction of Mr. Olariu the Jazz Band performs at the Downey Civic Theater on, Dec. 12, for the Winter Concert put on by the music department. The Jazz Band drew cheers from family and friends with various Christmas songs and renditions.

Joy to the theater

Joey Flores , News Editor December 21, 2012

On Wednesday, Dec. 12, the music program held their annual Winter Concert at the Downey Civic Theater to get into the festive spirit for the upcoming holidays. The program featured the Concert Band, Jazz...

All that jazz

All that jazz

Vivian Buenrostro, Co-Editor-in-Cheif November 15, 2012

On Halloween night, the music department hosted the annual jazz concert that included performances by two different level jazz bands and Jazz Choir.   The concert began at 7:00 p.m. with music...

Acknowledging the Viking Alumnis

Acknowledging the Viking Alumnis

Roy Mendoza, Co-Editor-in-Chief/Copy Editor June 1, 2012

Upholding the annual tradition, Downey High School held the 13th Hall of Fame Induction ceremony, on May 25, in the B-theatre. This year’s event included inductees from the class of 1956, 1979, and 1986. At...

Singing: a way of life.

Amanda Garcia March 31, 2010

The Jazz Choir recently embarked on a 6-day  trip to the Lincoln Center in New York City where they attended an all-state choir festival and sang with 8 different choirs 2 of which were college choirs....

Pump up the spirit

Amanda Garcia March 1, 2010

During the days of Spirit Week students show their school pride by dressing up for the various themes that included: Scrabble Day, Warren Wimp Day, Blacklight Day, and Viking Pride Day. All themes were...

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