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Thank You for such a big response to the Lost World performance!

The big turnout was inspiring!! My students were pleased to present their composition and performance at the Empress! What an amazing historical theater!!

We invite you to our next VCS Radio Symphony concert featuring Ricard Strauss' treacherous tone poem…

VCS Radio Symphony will present their full film performance of THE LOST WORLD May 14th 7:30 pm in historic movie theater!

VCS RADIO SYMPHONY SCORES THE LOST WORLD Thursday, March 14 at 7:30 pm - Empress theater - 330 Virginia St, Vallejo, CA.
This Thursday,  the VCS Radio Symphony students will score the original 1925 epic film, THE LOST WORLD by special effects master, Willis O'Brien (KING KONG). This epic film is shown courtesy of the brilliant and painstaking search, restoration and support of Lobster Films, Flicker Alley Films, as well as such organizations as UCLA and the Acadamy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. THE LOST WORLD has been restored with its' missing footage believed lost forever! 

This is where we were last Thursday Night!

More than 50 conservatory students and their parents joined me at Davies Symphony Hall in Downtown San Francisco to attend a concert! 

 

It was the San Francisco Symphony's performance of Richard Strauss' tone poem, Don Juan along with…

VCS Radio Jazz Ensemble to produce album at Lucasfilm Ltd.

Jazz Band to produce their next album at the legendary Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, California in May!

The sounds of the iconic Star Wars Saga came from the minds of George Lukas and his company nestled in a country ranch surrounded by vineyards and yes, Lake Ewok!!

With the closing of Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, it was a struggle finding a new recording home large enough for our growing ensemble. The only other west-coast studio with the facilities we need is Capitol Records in Hollywood, a wonderful place where the kids have worked before, but scheduling crunches and transportation concerns were looming.

Mr. Martin's final rant for 2018

Merry Christmas!! It's A time to rejoice and celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior!!! 

Just so you know: Barney, the purple conservatory truck is back from the doctor!   

Many have asked what I plan to do…

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The next step in the life of an artist

It was quite a weekend! After teaching my Saturday classes, I met up with a VCS family in Sacramento to help them shop for an artist-level trumpet for their son. This is a special time, especially for the young artist…

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What a Week!! More to come!!

The VCS Radio Symphony kids knock "The Lord of the Rings" out of the park! The VCS Radio Explorer Ensemble Rocks out Christmas Music. The 3rd graders pass their pre-band phase with flying colors and begin their instrument selections. 

The broadcast industry takes notice!

Radio World Magazine does a two-page feature on our network project. 

Each Wednesday at 3:00 Pacific time, high school radio stations across America come together for a one-hour LIVE show. It's called the National High School Radio Network. 

On its third year, the programme is broadcast on radio stations from California to New York.  

Watch out ESPN! VCS Radio is Here!

Broadcasters, Andrew Fisher and Tyler Aas (pictured above) along with Ryan Butler, David Cassinelli, and Aaron Jesinger have made great strides in broadcasting, showing they can do play-by-play with the best of them! They're middle school students, making them…