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Band director Javier Cerna with his first period wind ensemble class in preparation for their Tuesday winter performance in the theater. This weeks band concerts are the first live performances since 2019.

Strike up the band – live performances are back!

Alice Oh, Staff Writer December 13, 2021

In-person band and orchestra concerts at Cal High are finally back after more than two years.  Though the chamber and string orchestras performed at the fall concert in October, symphonic band, jazz...

Javier Cerna is the newest addition to Cal Highs staff.

New band teacher Javier Cerna doesn’t fall flat

Aarna Prashanth, Staff Writer December 13, 2021

Javier Cerna became Cal High's new band director in August. Cerna chose to come to Cal because he was impressed that the students, parents, and others were so involved with the school. He also thought...

Members of the wind ensemble class play Sleigh Ride with their special masks, which include a slit for the instrument.

Masks introduced to band program

Kira Sidhu , Staff Writer October 19, 2021

Ever worn a mask with a slit right in the middle of it?  As the Cal High instrumental music program brings in-person playing back to life, many band students can now answer “yes” to that question. After...

Cal band rocks Bay Area

Cal band rocks Bay Area

March 15, 2012

by Emma von der Lieth, staff writer With grunge music slowly fading into the background amidst the increasing popularity of pop and rap stars such as Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj and Drake, Cal High band...

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