The American River Current

Professors showcase their talents in faculty recital

Matt Robinson (left) and Dyne Eifertsen (right) performing in the faculty recital at American River College on April 30, 2018. (Photo by Michael Pacheco)

Michael Pacheco

May 14, 2018

The American River College Faculty Recital, hosted by music department chair Dyne Eifertsen, took place on April 30, with a four-piece band taking center stage in a dimly lit Room 547 at the the ARC theater. The group included Eifertsen on trombone, former adjunct faculty member Steve Lishman on ...

Jazz bands pay tribute to military veterans

The American River College studio jazz ensemble performing the opening act for the

Michael Pacheco

May 14, 2018

The American River College Studio Jazz Ensemble quietly moved from the back room to their places on stage. They opened with the classic Count Basie piece “Moten Swing” for the sixth annual Tribute to the War Years concert on April 27. The concert is held every spring semester as a way to honor ARC...

Latino Unidos host Cinco de Mayo event

Members of Latinos Unidios at American River College behind an information booth regarding Cinco De Mayo on April 24, 2018. (Photo by Michael Pacheco)

Michael Pacheco

May 9, 2018

Latinos Unidos hosted a Cinco de Mayo informational event on April 26. The club planned the event to take place the week before the holiday, due to the scheduling of Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Week events happening the same week. The event consisted of a small informational speech regarding...

Beavers finish the season with a win

A Galivan baseball player swings at a ball during a game against American River College on April 24. ARC won 18-11. (Photo by Michael Pacheco)

Michael Pacheco

May 7, 2018

The American River College baseball team scored a victory over Galivan College, winning 11-18 in the last game of the season on April 24. Gavilan started the first inning with a run, with the Beavers scoring a run of their own in the bottom of the second inning off a hit from shortstop Lane Field...

“A Tribute to the War Years” honors our veterans

The American River College Jazz Collective will perform a tribute to our veterans at the

Michael Pacheco

April 26, 2018

The American River College music department will hold  its annual spring concert in the student center dining hall on April 27. The show, “A Tribute to the War Years,” will honor the school’s veterans. Directed by Dyne Eifertsen, the groups performing will include the studio jazz, Latin jazz, and ja...

Latin Jazz opens for the Woodcreek Jazz Festival

The American River College Latin Jazz ensemble opens on the last day of the Woodcreek Jazz Festival on Feb. 24. (Photo by Michael Pacheco)

Michael Pacheco

March 7, 2018

The American River College Latin Jazz Ensemble was the opening act on the last day of the 17th annual Woodcreek Jazz Festival on Feb. 24. The festival, which showcased high school jazz ensembles from across Northern California and Nevada, ran Feb. 23 - Feb. 24 at Woodcreek High School in Rosevill...

Liberal Arts Building to be demolished, new STEM building to take its place

American River College students walk by the fence-off Liberal Arts building on Feb. 7 in Sacramento, California. The Liberal Arts building at American River College will be torn down and be replaced with the new S.T.E.M building. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Michael Pacheco

February 14, 2018

The Liberal Arts Building, one of the oldest facilities at American River College, will be demolished in March with a remodeled building scheduled to take its place in a few years. The renovations are focused on turning the Liberal Arts building into a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics...

Latin Jazz Ensemble prepares for concert

Members of the American River College Latin Jazz Ensemble rehearse in preparation for an upcoming concert. (Photo by Michael Pacheco)

Michael Pacheco

February 14, 2018

American River College offers a wide variety of music performance ensembles, ranging from orchestra and symphonic band to groups like big band and vocal jazz. One of the less known groups on campus is the ARC Latin Jazz Ensemble, led by Professor of Music Dyne Eifertsen. The group is a class offe...

Latin jazz to perform with studio ensemble

Professor Dyne Eifertsen teaches the Latin jazz ensemble at ARC. The ensemble is performing with the studio jazz ensemble on Thursday night. (Photo by Matthew Wilke)

Michael Pacheco

December 9, 2015

The Latin jazz ensemble will be performing with the studio jazz ensemble on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. that would  include songs such as “Salsa Vibes” by Louie Ramirez,” “Linda Chicana,” “Afro Blue” and “Mambo Inn.” Latin jazz is a style of music compared to more traditional music styles in ...

NAMI sheds light on mental illness

Representive of the National Alliance of Mental Illness, Nicole Williams, hosted this presentation about the different warning signs of a peaking illness amongst our friends and family on Friday. (Photo by Karen Reay)

Michael Pacheco

December 9, 2015

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) held a presentation about mental illnesses and the misconceptions about them on Friday in the DSPS conference room. The presenter from NAMI, Nicole Williams, joined the organization three years ago when she attended a NAMI clinic to help her “understan...

Orchestra performed variety of holiday music

The violin section of the American River College orchestra performs a song for a winter concert. The concert was held on Dec. 2. (Photo by Michael Pacheco)

Michael Pacheco

December 7, 2015

An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified principal violinist Jun Zhu as the performer of the fiddle solo in "Fiddle-Faddle" when the solo was actually performed by ARC Orchestra's concertmaster Bolormaa Damdinjav. The American River College orchestra performed a variety of holiday ...

Student musicians play for peers

Peter Carter-Grassly  plays the french horn in an applied music recital at American River College. The next recital will take place on Thursday. (Photo by Michael Pacheco)

Michael Pacheco

December 2, 2015

Seven music majors performed in the first of four applied music recitals that were held as a part of the final grade for applied music majors. Performers were able to select a piece of music from a list provided by the music department to practice. They were also given the option to perform solo ...

The student voice of American River College since 1955
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