The Downey Legend

What a S’wonderfull night

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 held the stage that night, closing around 9 p.m.   The improvised jazz group opened up...

Rejoiced

Rejoiced

Serene Gallardo, Staff Writer

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 music ensembles came together at the theatre for a 2-hour performance off campus. The concert began...

New York, New York

New York, New York

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Staff Writer

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 perform at the Lincoln Center. Cory Olariu, the jazz director at Downey High, is a good friend...

Joy to the theater

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 Band, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Choir, Advanced Choir, and Beginning Choir.   Concert Band member...

All that jazz

All that jazz

Vivian Buenrostro, Writer

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 teacher Cory Olariu as he introduced a combo group that included junior Neyva Sandoval on bass, junior...

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 the beginning of the presentation, principal Tom Houts took center stage to welcome each...

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.  When they weren’t competing they were able to  experience a Broadway musical “Phantom Of The...

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 decided by our school’s commissioner of pep Elizabeth Bernstein. “ All of  A.S.B pitches in...

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