Category Archives: Music

Library Link of the Day: It Takes a Special Kind of Person to Get Chills From Music

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “Music seems to have a primal hold on us, reaching the very core of what it means to be human and reminding us that we are all small town girls, living in lonely worlds. And when it … Continue reading

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Newsbreaker News: Ode to Joy

On a lovely warm December afternoon, the PG Pops Community Orchestra performed their fifth annual holiday concert. The PG Pops Orchestra, led by music director and French Hornist Barbara Priest, consists of members of all ages and skill levels who … Continue reading

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Newsbreaker News: PGHS Singers Perform at the 2017 Coastal Regional Honor Choir

During the weekend of November 16-18, 2017, eight members of the Pacific Grove High School Choir headed to San Mateo for the California Coastal Regional Honor Choir. The annual Honor Choir holds auditions in cities as far north as Eureka … Continue reading

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Is Looking for a Librarian

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: “‘Well she got her daddy’s car and she cruised through the hamburger stand now,’ the Beach Boys sing in their 1964 hit “Fun Fun Fun.” “Seems like she forgot all about the library like she told … Continue reading

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For Dev Hynes, Every Sound Is A Color

Courtesy of NPR Music: Synesthesia Definition: A condition in which one type of stimulation evokes the sensation of another, as when the hearing of a sound produces the visualization of a color. “Devonté Hynes is a musical shape-shifter. On his first … Continue reading

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The Great Stalacpipe Organ

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: “Deep in the Luray Caverns of Virginia sits the largest musical instrument in the world. The Great Stalacpipe Organ appears at first to be a normal organ, but instead of using pipes, the organ is wired … Continue reading

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Newsbreaker News: A Weekend of Hard Work for Student Musicians of Central Coast

CABRILLO COLLEGE — On February 2nd, twenty PGHS students headed over to Cabrillo College to experience their first rehearsal with other student members of the Central Coast Section. The band, directed by Mr. Jon Nordgren, and and the orchestra, conducted … Continue reading

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Newsbreaker News: Pacific Grove Musicians Go All-In at All State

In the coming weeks, Pacific Grove High School will proudly send six students to represent us at the California All State, Honor Band, Honor Orchestra, and Honor Choir. The All Star groups represent the top young musicians in the state, … Continue reading

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Newsbreaker News: Students Participate in Music Boosters Month-Long Fundraiser at Hyatt Hotel

By Isabel Cushman On Wednesday night on November 2, 2016, you might have been doing homework, binge-watching Criminal Minds or Law & Order, or just calmly chilling out in your room. But some PGHS students were doing something different for … Continue reading

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Newsbreaker News: Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration of all realms of Hispanic culture present today and historically in Pacific Grove and California. As usual, this year, we have the annual Spanish Art competition, where students from Spanish and Art classes alike … Continue reading

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