The Rubicon

Sounds of SPA: music coming from performance spaces inspires instrumentalists

Upper School practices songs for the Pops Concert

Tristan Hitchens-Brookins, Interactive Storytelling Team Lead

October 12, 2018

Students in the orchestra and band speak about what the sounds they hear in the music hallway mean to them.

Bruise Violet fuses punk rock and heavy metal

JUNIOR EMILY SCHOONOVER plays grunge punk songs at a recent concert with bandmates Bella Dawson and Danielle Cusack. Bruise Violet, a teenage punk rock band, formed in late 2013.

Gitanjali Raman, Online Managing Editor

March 12, 2016

Junior Emily Schoonover sings and plays guitar for punk rock band - Bruise Violet.

Jones and Vinholi play in the band Good Luck Finding Iris

Juniors Lutalo Jones and Enzo Vinholi play the drums and the bass respectively for the indie band Good Luck Finding Iris along the singer ans lyricist Michaela Stein and guitarist Patrick Hintz.

Diane Huang, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 7, 2016

Juniors Enzo Vinholi and Lutalo Jones play in the indie band, Good Luck Finding Iris.

Reid directs band with a strong note

Jazz Ensemble director Randy Reid conducting during class.

Breandan Gibbons, Online Sports Editor

October 2, 2015

Jazz Ensemble Director Randy Reid will teach for the first semester while BIll Mayson is on sabbatical.

Student musicians comment on use of tutorial times for sectionals

String players rehearse for the upcoming Pops Concert. “I like having the second half of sectionals free, so I can practice the oboe or do homework,” junior Kevin Patterson, who plays the oboe in the winds section, said.

Thomas Toghramadjian, Opinions Editor

October 15, 2013

While tutorial  generally belongs to students for catching up on homework and meeting with their teachers, a significant subset of the Upper School population does not always have that option. During one tutorial every week, band students meet for sectional practices. “I think it is useful to have a...

August Blues performs at Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival

August Blues performs at Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival

Lucy Li, Online Editor in Chief and Print Managing Editor

October 3, 2013

The band August Blues, consisting of senior Dylan White on drum, Cavan Denning on guitar, and McKenna Selissen on vocals, performed at the Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival on Sept. 28-29. Here, they invited guest guitarist and vocalist Ben Tresselt on stage with them. The band's second CD, Crossing...

Playlist: Several songs are must-haves for a house party

All Time Low will be releasing an extended cut titled Don’t Panic: It’s Longer Now on Sept. 30.

Laura Slade, A&E Editor

September 27, 2013

The next time you're the DJ for a party with friends and can't find the right music, here are some bands to try: A Day to Remember Originating in Ocala, Florida A Day to Remember is a five piece band. Led by frontman Jeremy McKinnon they have released four albums, and will be releasing their fifth, tit...