Lucid dreaming of success


Cheyenne Drury, Co-Arts &Culture Editor
March 5, 2015

Practicing three times a week together and seven days a week individually with upcoming shows scheduled and booked, the band Lucid is working on getting their name out there. Three of the six band members are students at American River College. Matt Lomas a business major, and music majors Jordan Simpson... Read more »

ARC students in band TUBDRAGGER

Band members of Tubdragger pose for pictures in a sewer behind Carmichael park, from close to far proximity, Quin Darcy and Garrett Wootton.

Cheyenne Drury, Staff writer
February 25, 2015

ARC students and Commercial Music Recording majors, Quin Darcy and Garrett Wootton dedicate their time to learning music theory and applying that knowledge to their progressive-experimental-psychedelic-jazz band, TUBDRAGGER. The name of the band comes from a story Darcy’s girlfriend’s dad told him... Read more »

Photo Gallery: Madison Hudson preforms at Stoney Inn

February 25, 2015

Country music band Madison Hudson preformed at the Stoney Inn Bar and Grill on Thursday Feb. 12. Photos by Bryce Fraser Vocalist Madison Hudson preforming with her band at Stoney inn. A Jack Daniels... Read more »

Vocal Jazz Ensemble will be performing in this years American Choral Directors Association

(From left to right) ARC students  Diana Campos, Chelsea Farnworth, Erick Guerrero, Stephen Greenwood, Julian Cunningham, Megan Ugarte and Lahre Shiflet. ARC's vocal jazz ensemble pose at a photo shoot preparing for their performance at the American Choral Director's Association Feb. 25th-28th conference.

Jose Garcia, Scene co-editor
February 20, 2015

American River College’s Jazz Ensemble is currently preparing for their upcoming performance at the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) 2015 national conference in Salt Lake City, Utah on Feb. 25. The event will go through Feb. 28.  The ACDA is a music-based organization whose objective is... Read more »

ARC students play in local country band Madison Hudson

From left Tristan McNay  bass guitar,  Madison Hudson vocalist, Jesse Szabo gu playing Stony Friday night Febuary 13.

Cheyenne Drury, Staff writer
February 19, 2015

  American River College Students Jesse Szabo, Branden Coleman and Tristan McNay all have two things in common. They all attend ARC and they are all in the Madison Hudson country band alongside Sierra student and lead singer Madison Hudson. Szabo began guitar lessons with Bryon Martin when he was... Read more »

Vocal jazz warms up ARC at winter concert


Jose Garcia, Staff
December 11, 2014

ARC’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Choir and Jazz Vocal Soloists put on a spectacular performance at their winter concert event Wednesday. Director Arthur LaPierre, an ARC music professor, introduced the choir as the stage was being set up. The choir got the audience going with their performances of the... Read more »

Last jazz ensemble concert of the semester pays tribute to jazz legend Gerry Mulligan

Jessica Vang, Staff
December 4, 2014

The American River College music department will be holding an instrumental jazz ensemble concert tonight at 7:30 p.m. The concert, which will be directed by Dyne Eifertsen, will be a tribute to Gerry Mulligan, a late saxophone player and songwriter. “The studio jazz ensemble and jazz collective will... Read more »

Student talent showcased at auditions for fundraiser play, “Gumbo”


Joseph Daniels, Staff
November 20, 2014

Before beginning his magic show at the auditions for the upcoming American River College production “Gumbo,” ARC student Spencer Murrish said the one thing he learned in college was that girls love a guy who has a “big deck.” “Gumbo,” a show featuring performers who can audition with any... Read more »

ARC gets jazzed up for music critique from pro musician


Emily K. Rabasto, Managing Editor
November 19, 2014

“There was just so much soul, I couldn’t help but yell,” said jazz studies major and drummer Anthony Johnson during a particularly sultry performance from a small jazz group during American River College’s second Jazz Clinic on Thursday, featuring Sacramento native and award-winning percussionist... Read more »

Concert and Symphonic Bands rock ARC Theater

Jose Garcia, Staff
November 18, 2014

The American River College Concert and Symphonic bands performed a selection based on what can be viewed as the most basic element of music, rhythm, on Nov. 10. Numerous elements of rhythm were demonstrated at “It’s About Time!” The director of the program, professor Susan Hamre, was thrilled with... Read more »

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