Arts

Orchestra wins ‘superior’ title at annual CMEA

Orchestra wins ‘superior’ title at annual CMEA

by | May 1, 2017

Unanimous Superior. Meaning not only are they considered “superior,” but all agree upon it. The string orchestra achieved this rating for their sight-reading skills and their practiced performances of “Variations on Drunken Sailor” by... Read More

Advanced acting takes final bow with full-class show

Advanced acting takes final bow with full-class show

by | May 1, 2017

The lights in the audience fade to blackness. They quiet down until a still silence fills the room. The audience members settle back into their seats. They wait in anticipation until the bright lights... Read More

Abel and Daffner create ‘off the wall’ shoe designs

Abel and Daffner create ‘off the wall’ shoe designs

by | May 1, 2017

Just beyond the entrance to the library, a group of students crowd around AP art’s most recent exhibition, four pairs of shoes, each one pulled apart, painted, and transformed. From a distance, some of... Read More

Gilford finds passion in dance, running, friendship

Gilford finds passion in dance, running, friendship

by | March 28, 2017

You can find her walking and talking with a posse of friends at lunch, or holding an impromptu dance session in the P.E. building. Maybe you’ll pass her laughing  with and hugging her friends... Read More

Art Jam Club offers students a creative outlet

Art Jam Club offers students a creative outlet

by | March 28, 2017

Brushes, markers, pencils, and pens blanket the table. Students peer over each other’s artwork, critiquing, laughing, and smiling through every minute of it. This is just one small moment of many in Art Jam... Read More

Dance showcase steps up to the theater this spring

Dance showcase steps up to the theater this spring

by | March 28, 2017

The curtain opens, the spotlight shines, and the music begins to play. The audience is soon captivated by the figure dancing on the stage. This is a scene Piedmont residents and students are well-accustomed... Read More

A Capella and orchestra hit the road for L.A. tour

A Capella and orchestra hit the road for L.A. tour

by | March 28, 2017

Plaques with shiny gold plating line the walls of the music building as the beautiful sound that won those awards fills the air. Between the A Capella and Orchestra classes, the walls are jam... Read More

Beieler takes up camera, captures the moment

Beieler takes up camera, captures the moment

by | March 7, 2017

Students chat at a party. The sun seen from the Mountain View Cemetery dips behind the mountains. The Golden Gate Bridge gleams on a rare, clear day. All of these scenes and more have... Read More

Students musicians play joint show, bridging genres

Students musicians play joint show, bridging genres

by | March 7, 2017

The crowd goes wild as the strum of the guitar, the deep rhythm of the bass, and the sharp roll of the drums fill the air. Senior Jakob Armstrong and his band Danger, along... Read More

March plays bring drama and gossip to the stage

March plays bring drama and gossip to the stage

by | March 7, 2017

Grey clouds, silver puddles and green hills. After this winter, many of us may associate this scene with California. However, the true home of this landscape is across the pond. On March 9-12, the... Read More