The Downey Legend

Jazz Band: JEN Conference

Kelly Zabala, Writer

February 3, 2020

On Jan. 7th, Downey High School’s jazz bands took flight to New Orleans to perform in the Jazz Education Network’s annual conference, which lasted through Jan. 11th. The Jazz Education Network is a program that dedicates time into building the jazz community by promoting performances through festivals,...

Pursuing Interests: Musical Endeavors

Diego Martinez, Editor in Chief

December 17, 2018

Students at Downey High have always taken their musical talents with them, whether it be in band competitions, festivals, or performances. Musicians ranging from the percussion to rhythm all have their unique talents and strengths, but some intend to pursue a musical career after high school.   ...

What a S’wonderfull night

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.

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...

Math teacher and musician

As he shares his love for music, math teacher Mr. Bradfield discusses his musical influences, such as Rush and Jimi Hendrix, on Friday, September 21. The Algebra II and Geometry teacher also plays the piano, and guitar, and sings.

Celeste Lira, Photo Editor

October 9, 2012

Algebra II and Geometry teacher Mr. Bradfield did not initially plan on teaching math; music was his major in college. He started playing drums because his friends began to play musical instruments, and has now been playing for 25 years. Besides the drums, he also plays guitar, piano, and sings. Bradfield...

Jazzing it up

Jazzing it up

Gustavo Ramirez, Opinions Editor

May 11, 2012

Celebrating on May 4, 2012, the twenty-fourth annual Jazz Festival at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), jazz artists from all across LA were invited to give live, free performances to foster a love and enthusiasm for jazz. The free jazz concerts will be a regular treat at LACMA every Friday...

Dance Review comes to Downey

Dance Review comes to Downey

Alejandra Paredes, Student Life Editor

May 11, 2011

Faculty, family, and students gathered on May 4 at the Downey Civic Theater for the annual Dance Review.  The event, planned by Mrs. Patterson, Mrs. Foley and alumni, featured the dancing talents from Downey. Since 2003, Mrs. Patterson and willing aids have been hosting the fabrication with full...

Dance: music made visible

Wendy Mora

June 2, 2010

Whether his future holds singing on Glee or dancing on So You Think You Can Dance, senior Evan Miller, is working towards his long-term dream of being a singer or a dancer. Miller has been dancing on the dance team for 2 years. He started dancing to prove to his grandfather that he had rhythm and it...

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