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On Campus: Genius musical madness

Two years ago, Ghidotti Early College High School had its first Ghidotti Concert, which allowed students to go in front of the whole school and put on a musical performance.

Fast forward to this year, when in Ghidotti’s leadership class, Caroline Cox and Caroline Maxstone put together the third annual Ghidotti Concert Feb. 1 with a total of 10 acts showcasing the talents of Ghidotti students.

The concert opened with Jelena Lomeli singing “Our Song” by Taylor Swift. In the next act, Skye Stevenson did a live dubstep remix of “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” by Skrillex, then played an original song, “Arc Weapon.” You can see Skye’s live performance from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Feb. 22 at The Stonehouse (for ages 18 and older).



The concert continued with Cox playing “Daydreaming,” composed by Carolyn Miller on the piano. This was followed by Brie Parr singing a Japanese song, “Lacrimosa” by Kalafina. Dylan Kohler went on stage next and played the first movement of Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” on the piano. The next performance was Maxstone singing “Harry Potter in 99 Seconds” by Paint, followed by Brandon Stubbs on the trumpet and Elliott Kramer on the trombone playing “The Raider’s March” by John Williams, “The Office Theme” by Jay Ferguson and “He’s a Pirate” by Hans Zimmer.

“Brandon and Elliott’s performance was humorous and enjoyable,” said Jeremy Van Hecke.




Next was Zach Kysar playing “Canon in D” by Johann Pachelbel on the guitar. Corinne Elsbernd went up next and sang her a capella rendition of “Video Games” by Lana Del Rey. And for the final performance, Ty Blount played “Noctum Opus 48, Number 1” by Frederic Chopin on the piano.

“My favorite part was setting up because everyone was performing at the same time, and it was genius musical madness,” Cox said.

Performances like these will take stage again at 7 p.m. March 15 as part of “Ghidotti Idol” in Sierra College’s multipurpose room.

Nico Tracewell is a senior at Ghidotti Early College High School.


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