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VMT violin player is awarded “Outstanding Soloist” at summer state competition

VMT violin player is awarded “Outstanding Soloist” at summer state competition

Zoe Alvarez, Staff writer

October 18, 2019

Ten thousand and 25,000 musicians perform at the state University Interscholastic League and TSSEC music contest, respectively, every summer in Austin where only 2-3% of those performers receive the “Outstanding Performer” award. Vidal M. Trevino School of Communications and Fine Arts violinist Anthony...

New Music Monday: Jakob Ogawa is here for lo-fi lovers

New Music Monday: Jakob Ogawa is here for lo-fi lovers

Zoe Alvarez, New Music Monday columnist

September 30, 2019

Often we crave something new. We grow tired of searching for a song or playlist that we haven’t heard over and over and are left settling. Add Jakob Ogawa to freshen up your music library.  This Norwegian singer and songwriter is from Oslo. I discovered his music when a friend of mine played “V...

Twenty One Pilots comes to SA for first time ever

Twenty One Pilots comes to SA for first time ever

August 23, 2019

Set list: Jumpsuit Levitate Fairly Local Stressed Out Heathens Legend We Don’t Believe What’s on TV The Hype Lane Boy Nico and the Niners Neon Gravestones Smithereens Bandito Pet Cheetah Holding on to You Ride Cut My Lip My Blood Morph Car Radio Truce Chlorine ...

Thoughtful Thursday: All my friends are musicians

Thoughtful Thursday: All my friends are musicians

Zoe Alvarez, Thoughtful Thursday columnist

June 13, 2019

Going to a fine arts school comes with its unique perks. I remember sitting in my combined dual class in the recital hall when the realization hit me, the majority of the class were musicians. All my friends are musicians and have knowledge in the fine arts field. It spans from band, orchestra, and mari...

Thoughtful Thursday: Music recommendations

Thoughtful Thursday: Music recommendations

Zoe Alva, Thoughtful Thursday columnist

June 6, 2019

I believe there are various acts of courage. Recommending music to friends or others is most definitely one of them. Our taste in music is our own little corner of privacy. It’s one of the very aspects that makes up our personalities, perception of the world, and emotions. Our taste in music is whe...

Thoughtful Thursday: Listening to music

Thoughtful Thursday: Listening to music

Zoe Alvarez, Thoughtful Thursday columnist

May 16, 2019

I’ve always enjoyed listening to music. It is one of the guaranteed hobbies I will always have. I prefer the sound of music blasting from my phone’s speaker rather than the empty silence. Every moment I ask myself: “What do I feel like listening too?” “Am I looking for relaxing music or...

Two teachers receive Icons of the Arts recognition

Two teachers receive Icons of the Arts recognition

April 25, 2019

VMT’s Dr. Mary Grace Carroll, piano instructor, and Mr. Vernon Carroll, dean of theater, were received Icons of the Arts award at the 10th Icons of the Arts Gala event held at the IBC Bank Annex by the Laredo Theater Guild on March 28.   “I was at a theater guild board meeting and we were inf...

Death Cab for Cutie Comes to San Antonio for 2019 spring tour

Death Cab for Cutie Comes to San Antonio for 2019 spring tour

April 5, 2019

I Dreamt We Spoke Again Summer Years The Ghosts of Beverly Drive Long Division Title and Registration Gold Rush Crooked Teeth A Movie Script Ending No Sunlight What Sarah Said 60 & Punk I Will Possess Your Heart Title Track Autumn Love Black Sun Exp...

Thoughtful Thursday: Orchestra Rehearsals

Thoughtful Thursday: Orchestra Rehearsals

Zoe Alvarez, Thoughtful Thursday columnist

February 21, 2019

Ever since I joined the orchestra, my mornings and afternoons have been booked with rehearsals. It’s a definite given as to where I’ll be in the mornings and after school. The orchestra room becomes your home, your safe haven, the place you confide within your school. The place with different kinds ...

Panic! At the Disco comes to Austin for 2019 tour

Panic! At the Disco comes to Austin for 2019 tour

February 15, 2019

Setlist: 1. (F**ck A) Silver Lining 2. Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time 3. Ready To Go (Get Me Out Of My Mind) 4. Hey Look Ma, I Made It 5. LA Devotee 6. Hallelujah 7. Crazy=Genius 8. The Ballad Of Mona Lisa 9. Nine In The Afternoon 10. One Of The Drunks 11. Casual Affair 12. Vegas Lights 13. D...

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