6/21/13 - How to sign up for 6th Grade music class

For 6th grade student to continue in band there are two classes to choose from 

Intermediate Band – for any student who completed 5th grade band at VCS

This class is an elective. All student who finished the 5th…

6/19/13 - Film Trivia - Heavy Music

 The Thief of Bagdad is a 2 hours and 35 minute movie. After preparing the original score and parts for shipment from London to Vacaville, how much do you think the music (score and parts) weighs?

The shipping weight of

6/15/13 - Orchestra begins Monday 6/17

This Monday June 17th the Radio Symphony begins work on their largest cinematic film score project in VCS history. What an undertaking – applying Rimsky-Korsakov’s music to a 2 hour and 35 minute epic action motion picture!!

Rehearsal and…

6/13/13 - New Saturday Work-Ahead sessions added

So many parents have requested weekend Work-Ahead sessions.

Okay, let’s do it… :-)

Announcing additional summer Work-Ahead sessions on Saturdays from 10:00am to 10:30am.

This is a great option for parents who can’t provide transportation during the…

6/9/13 VCS Radio Symphony's historic project

 VCS Radio Symphony goes into their summer sessions June 17th.

We are excited to begin work on an historic film project

Douglas Fairbank’s The Thief of Bagdad

Created in 1924, this cinematic masterpiece has been given a full digital restoration…

6/7/13 - Radio Jazz fills the place

 RC thanks Mary’s pizza Shack for giving us a great venue to share our music. Thanks to all of the music fans for coming out to listen eat and support the musicians! picture available here  


4/27/13 Saturday Reno Update

 Here we are.. its about 11:30am and were here after a day and a half of clinics and concerts. There are professional musicians here that played with Radio Jazz like Trumpeter,  Ron Miles and pianist George Colligan. 

There are…

4/27/13 - Radio Jazz wins!!!

RadioJazz is coming home from the Reno Jazz Festival with a 1st place trophy!!!  The smallest school in the largest jazz festival of its kind --- That's quite a feat!!! 
Plus.. Evan Losoya gets an  "Outstanding Musicianship Award" ---…

4/13/13 Radio jazz takes tough set

 With the Reno Jazz Festival performance in just a couple of weeks, Radio Jazz is hard at work preparing great music. One of the toughest to prepare is the amazing, RIFFS FOR EVERYONE by Leonard Bernstein. This requires amazing agility…

4/10/13 Elementary bands getting ready for Concert

The May 7th concert is just around the corner... 

The 3rd grade band is working on their first band songs. what a spirited bunch!!! 

The 4th grade band gets their first crack at fully orchestrated work. Not Bad!!!…

4/9/13 - Largest Orchestra

 With the addition in the clarinet section of Joy Merdia and Alana Benson The VCS Radio Symphony is now the largest orchestra in the history of VCS!!

Students may become a member of VCS Radio Symphony by achieving level…