Category: arts


Crafting Virtual Jazz Arrangements

For three straight weeks, Parker Middle School students Yvonne Tremoulet and Minh-Vy Nguyen, both Class of 2025, worked separately on four arrangements for Summer Jazz Band. 

“The students did a fantastic job,” says Parker Music teacher Jim Witt.  

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Q&A with Grade 12 student Gabriel Jinich

Parker Upper School student Gabriel Jinich, Class of 2020, recently spoke to Parker School News about his award-winning mini-documentary, “Environmental Racism in Barrio Logan.”

The film, which has already garnered a second-place award at the UCLA Environmental Film Festival and a third place honor in the high school documentary division at the MyHero International Film Festival, is being streamed online today for the Earth Day premiere of the New Roads School’s Inaugural Climate Changemaker Teen Film Festival.

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‘Fridays with Gonzo’

As human beings, we are all trying to find routine and normalcy in a completely abnormal situation. For Parker guitar teacher Mike “Gonzo” Gonzales, that means continuing to create and share music with others–albeit in a completely different space. 

For the past three weeks, Mike has hosted a virtual concert on Facebook Live. The venue? Mike’s living room, complete with a performer’s stool, mic stand, PA speaker, and a roaring fireplace to round out the ambiance.  

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Q&A: Jordan Marie Finley ’19

Jordan Marie Finley ’19 was just settling into her new life as a freshman at UC Santa Barbara last summer when she received word: a script she had written while at Parker had been selected in a prestigious statewide contest. 

Jordan’s script, “Feliz Cumpleaños,” was one of four winners in the 2019 California Young Playwrights Contest and would receive a full professional production at the Playwrights Project 35th annual Plays by Young Writers festival.

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Parker Well-Represented at YAM Awards

Twenty-one Parker students have created artworks that are being featured in the Youth Art Month (YAM) exhibit currently on exhibit at the Athenaeum’s gallery space at Bread and Salt in Barrio Logan.

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