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Peach Pit: The Sound of the So-Cal… From Vancouver

Peach Pit: The Sound of the So-Cal… From Vancouver

Donovan Holland, Staff Writer

May 23, 2020

It's May and summer is on the horizon for Grossmont students. With that comes the anticipation of letting go of school for a couple of months and enjoying all the opportunities that June, July, and August have to offer. It’s more than freedom, it’s a release. It’s as if a massive burden is lifte...

All That Jazz

All That Jazz

Sandi Westrand, Senior Staff Writer

December 29, 2019

Jazz can be defined as a specific American music style that originated from ragtime and blues to influence later genres, e.g. swing, pop and rock.  This sophisticated style is characterized by driving syncopated (displacement of beats) rhythms and polyphonic (harmonic) ensemble playing, by using vary...

Classical Guitar Magic

Classical Guitar Magic

Sandi Westrand, Senior Writer

December 4, 2019

The Grossmont Guitar Ensemble gathered Nov. 17 for the first concert of the semester to present a program of varied musical compositions from Baroque to pop and rock. It was delightful to observe professor Fred Benedetti skillfully flourish his baton as the ensemble responded with flawless renditions of eac...

Grossmont Finds a New Sound

Grossmont Finds a New Sound

Sara Rott, Deputy Editor

September 20, 2019

This semester, Grossmont College introduces The Middle East Ensemble, a community ensemble specializing in music from the large geographical area of the Middle East. Adjunct Professor Farhad Bahrami was offered to teach the course after being contacted by the chair of the Music Department and former...



Sandi Westrand, Staff Writer

May 10, 2019

Cross-Cultural Studies and the Music Department presented the documentary “RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World” on April 25. The film illustrated the influence of Native Americans in popular music and sent a powerful message of how this stigmatized population retained its cultural traditions...

The Cuyamaca Coyote Music Festival

The Cuyamaca Coyote Music Festival

Sara Rott, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

This student-run event is sure to bring fun and creativity to the community.   Not a Coachella-type of person or you just couldn’t make it last year? Well, you don’t have to feel like you’re on the short end of the stick. We’ve got you covered! You may not know this, but we have our...

Booth Boys Rock Grossmont

Johnny Weber

December 3, 2012

Doug and Cody Booth are a unique father and son combination. Not only are both connected to Grossmont, they are also both musicians. Doug is a tall bald man with a goatee and carries a sense of calm around him. In contrast,Cody is what can be described as a wild child. Spastic, studded belt strapped,...

Hundred Caliber Rocks San Diego

Johnny Weber

October 12, 2012

Hundred Caliber is an energetic local up and coming rock band that originates from Lakeside, CA. Three of its members, Bradley “Havoc” Craighead Derek “Wrek” Altringer, and Nick “Nikki Styles” Bedrosian, attend Grossmont College. “The name Hundred Caliber came from one of our old drummers,...

The Planets: A Multi-media Concert

September 21, 2012

PRESS RELEASE-September 20, 2012 GROSSMONT COLLEGE-EL CAJON, CA The Grossmont Symphony Orchestra & Master Chorale under the direction of Dr. Randall Tweed, will present their second concert of the 2012-2013 performance season entitled THE PLANETS—a multimedia performance combining music with high definition graphics & animations fr...

Gala set April 28 for Friends of Music

April 20, 2012

GROSSMONT COLLEGE (Press Release)-- Friends of Music will host its second annual Friends of Music Gala fundraiser to benefit the Grossmont College Symphony and Master Chorale from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at Griffin Center. Admission is $50 per person. Corporate sponsorships are available...

Benedetti & daughters wows ’em in Lakeside

Johnny Weber

March 16, 2012

LAKESIDE -- The Benedetti Trio performed elegantly and inspiringly at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church on March 13th as part of the church’s concert series. The Benedetti Trio is composed of Grossmont Music Department’s Co-Chair, Fred Benedetti, playing guitar and vocals, and his two dau...

Symphony, chorale to highlight music of Azerbaijan March 10

February 25, 2012

SAN DIEGO (Press Release)--The Grossmont Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale will be celebrating the rich musical heritage of Azerbaijan in a performance on Saturday, March 10 at 8 p.m. at the Birch North Park Theatre, 2891 University Ave., San Diego. With the country’s musical tradition influenced...

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