Category Archives: Music

PGHS Presents Shrek the Musical, 4/26 – 4/29

Buy tickets at BrownPaperTickets.com: Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: ‘Please Mr. Kennedy’ – How An Intentionally Bad Song Turned Out So Great

Courtesy of Huffington Post: “Right smack in the middle of “Inside Llewyn Davis,” Joel and Ethan Coen’s ode to New York City’s folk music scene of the early 1960s, the audience is introduced to a particularly hokey (yet incredibly catchy) … Continue reading

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Newsbreaker News: VAPA Week Highlights

Last week, Pacific Grove High School honored student artists of all forms on campus during its Visual and Performing Arts, more commonly referred to as VAPA, Week. Throughout the week, art, culinary, photography, drama, and music students had their talents … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: A Genius Finds Inspiration in the Music of Another

Courtesy of the New York Times: “Last year, the 100th anniversary of E=mc2 inspired an outburst of symposiums, concerts, essays and merchandise featuring Albert Einstein. This year, the same treatment is being given to another genius, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, born … Continue reading

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Newsbreaker News: Winter Concert 2018, A Great Success that Ended on a High Note

The 2017/2018 Pacific Grove High School music program faced the seemingly detrimental loss of their long time director, Dave Hoffman, when he announced his resignation three years earlier than he had originally planned. Mr. Hoffman had suffered chronic back pain … Continue reading

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We Got Books! (Poetry, Graphic Novels, Sports, Science, Music, Art, Cooking, Etc.)

Come see our new displays featuring new books (from your recommendations!) and staff picks.

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Newsbreaker News: Breakers Represent at 2018 CCS Music Festivals

Over the last two weekends, Pacific Grove musicians travelled to locations across the central coast to participate in various CCS honor groups. The Breakers were well represented throughout all three groups — band, orchestra, and choir. Nearly thirty PGHS students … Continue reading

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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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