For the first time ever the jazz bands at Turlock and Pitman high schools and Turlock Junior High School will join the jazz contingency from California State University, Stanislaus for a night of music and revelry at Turlock Community Theatre on Friday.
Local high school musicians are reaching out to help Haitian earthquake victims by holding a Young Musicians for Haiti concert on March 18. All proceeds from the benefit concert will go to the American Red Cross for disaster relief in Haiti.
When Clark Davenport moved from Turlock to Boston to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he took his love of music with him. Davenport was in jazz and symphonic bands at THS, and he said he spends about 20 hours a week at his drum set now.
Few multimillion-selling rock bands can match Switchfoot when it comes to having no public image to speak of and maintaining a low profile. But that is exactly the way this veteran San Diego band - whose seventh album, "Hello Hurricane," is released Tuesday - likes it.
November 10, 2009|
BY GEORGE VARGA
When Carlos Jesus Garcia died at the age of 19, his family faced an expensive funeral and high burial costs. Matty Comer, a friend of Garcia's father, decided to get some local bands together and perform a benefit show for the Garcia family. Comer said the show raised over $3,000. They called their musical collaboration the Turlock Acoustic Rock Society and, several gigs later, they are still playing together to raise money for causes in their community.