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VCS Radio Symphony and Jazz
May12

VCS Radio Symphony LIVE

Vacaville Performing Arts Theater, 1010 Ulatis Drive, Vacaville, Ca.

Alexander Arutiunian -- Concerto for Trumpet

Arutunian, a composer of Armenian descent, was profoundly influenced by the folk music of his homeland but this is an entirely original piece meant to evoke the flavor of Armenia – without borrowing the meat of the dish. With a “flashy...gypsyish, Russian, Armenian kind of sound, with very soulful, beautiful melodies...”, the piece focuses on the trumpet and percussive instruments.

Featuring sophomore trumpeter, Kaden Connelley.

Ludwig van Beethoven -- Overture 3: Leonore Opus 72

Rounding out our performance season is a singular work by the Master, Ludwig van Beethoven. This year commemorates the 250th birthday of a beloved composer known throughout the world. This piece, however, is not so widely known. It comes from his one and only Opera, “Fidelio” which tells the story of passionate and triumphant marital love and the struggle for liberty and justice.

Thomas Edison's Land Beyond the Sunset (1914) –

A short film produced by Edison Studios This monumental and important 14 minute film tells the tragic story of Joe, a young and impoverished newsboy and his yearning for a better life. The students of the VCS Radio Symphony will be developing a piece to accompany this film and look forward to presenting this work at their final performance in May of 2020.

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New CRO certification program begins 

I'm excited to offer a brand new first-level engineering certification program at VCS for tech-minded students. With this program, your child will become a student technical operator for KVCB-LP HD and will have the chance to obtain both the VCS Radio certification and prepare for the nationally recognized CRO certificate. 

CRO stands for "Certified Radio Operator." It's the first level in the engineering certification program by the highly respected Society of Broadcast Engineers. 

Why is this program important? 

VCS is blessed to have an authentic licensed radio station on campus to train students in a wide range of broadcasting disciplines. Students looking for a career in the engineering field gains experience at VCS Radio KVCB FM by working in the technical aspects of our operation. This gives him/her a leg up when applying for an internship, employment, or advancement in the broadcast industry. Add collaborating with professionals in commercial stations and the most respected broadcast certification in the nation, and your child will have an advantage that will help him/her stand out! It's this first certification level that can lead to a full broadcast engineering career in the future. 

The SBE Radio Operator Certifications is a great way to demonstrate to prospective stations seeking interns that you have acquired the basic knowledge to operate a radio broadcast facility and comply with FCC Rules and Regulations. SBE member engineers are encouraged to help promising newcomers by giving advice and directions.  

  The fee is $110.00   charged to your "smart tuition" if you choose to have your child participate.  

The program at VCS Radio will include the following: 

-- Basic tools needed to get started working in the student tech department of VCS Radio KVCB-LP HD 

-- Special engineering projects to hone skills for technical problem-solving. 

-- Student membership in the Society of Broadcast Engineers Chapter 43 (Sacramento broadcast market). 

-- Certification Handbook for Radio Operators, 3rd Ed 

-- The Testing fee for certification proctored by a senior SBE member in Sacramento. 

Fees do not cover transportation, personal equipment, or additional opportunities that may become available. 

Time requirements for the program would include various after school/weekend sessions. Some field trips to commercial radio stations and at least one SBE meeting to be introduced to the engineers in our area will be required. CRO testing would begin in June but must be completed within a year of joining the program. 

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email or call me. My mobile number is (707) 239-0005 

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