Posts Tagged ‘Progressions’

Recap: Inaugural Progressions Nucleo at Santee Elementary

May 14, 2014

In this guest post, Progressions Director Julie Rinard recaps what students from our three Progressions schools experienced in their first “nucleo,” a community event that brought our programs together for a morning of cultural expression and collaboration. Below, she recaps the excitement that ensued. Saturday, May 3, 2014, 9:18 am – I expected to be the first one to arrive for the inaugural Progressions Nucleo as I approached the Santee Elementary School parking lot Saturday morning. To my …

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Update from Progressions Director Julie Rinard

March 24, 2014

In this guest post, Progressions Director Julie Rinard updates readers on all that she and her team have been up to recently. Below, she updates us on the program’s instrument drive and newly-implemented instrumental component. She also recaps a recent visit Winter Fest 2014 artists La Santa Cecilia paid to the Progressions students and parents before their performance later that night. The instrument component of Progressions is officially up and running! Thanks to your support, …

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Winter Fest 2014: Exclusive Interview with La Santa Cecilia

February 4, 2014

Latin eclectics La Santa Cecilia arrive in San Jose for Winter Fest 2014 fresh off a win for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album at the Grammy® Awards. With a sound that includes both Janice Joplin and Ramon Ayala as influences and styles like cumbia, bossa nova, jazz and klezmer music sprinkled into their sound, this four piece is sure to deliver a show that’s unique yet, somehow, strangely familiar. We were fortunate enough to speak with …

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