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Festivals, concerts, and solos, oh my!

Daniel Flash and Amelia Nored

March 22, 2020

While you worry about buying Girl Scout cookies, the musical department of Liberty is busy with the intense, months-long festival season.

The wonderful world of Wonderful Town

The wonderful world of Wonderful Town

Lilianne Harris, Beat Editor

March 22, 2020

If you don’t know what Wonderful Town is, that’s okay: this year’s musical is extremely obscure. You don’t need to know much to watch it, but what you need to know is that it’s soundtrack is fantastic. The music overall is incredibly diverse, yet it never relents in how energetic it is. While...

Get jazzed about Jazz Choir

Daniel Flash, Staff Writer

March 22, 2020

While you sleep in on Wednesday mornings, jazz is ringing through the rafters of Liberty High School. For a select group of singers, normal just isn’t enough. The group known as the “Phat Jazzers” is much more than only a jazz choir. The room is a place for members to try new things and have new...

Washington’s homegrown artists

Amelia Nored, Staff Writer

March 22, 2020

You may be shocked to hear how many singers and bands are locally born and raised— some of them might even be your favorites!

Editor’s pick: best and worst albums of the decade

Lilianne Harris, Beat Editor

March 22, 2020

In order to talk about Corey Feldman’s Angelic 2 the Core: Angelic Funkadelic/Angelic Rockadelic (and yes, that is the album’s full title), one must first understand Corey Feldman.

Q and A with the leaders of orchestra, band, and choir

Nathan Jackson, Editor-in-Chief

January 21, 2020

Orchestra Q: What do you do as concertmaster? A: I’m a concertmaster for Orchestra, which means I lead people, especially in the section I’m in. After we start on a song, it’s up to me to decide what spots need tweaking and who gets solos. Q: Anything noteworthy happen so far this year? A: N...

Pride, prejudice, and playing oboe

Lilianne Harris, Beat Editor

January 21, 2020

Pride and Prejudice is normally not thought of as a musical, but to oboist Sam Sieler, it couldn’t be anything but. In order to understand why Pride and Prejudice has music, it’s important to look at who exactly is playing it, and why they were chosen. “Oboe is an instrument of the early 19th...

Holiday music for everyone

Nathan Jackson, Editor-in-Chief

January 21, 2020

You’ve heard “All I Want For Christmas Is You” and “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”. Christmas songs are universal, penetrating all aspects of life. But what about songs for other holidays? You might’ve heard “I Had a Little Dreidel”, but that’s most likely the extent of your non-Christmas holiday song knowledge. Below are two non-Christmas holiday tracks that are worth the listen.

Back in The Black Parade

Lilianne Harris, Beat Editor

January 21, 2020

When My Chemical Romance disbanded in 2013, some said that emo rock had fallen from into irrelevancy. Now that the band has announced their return, I believe it fair to look back at their magnum opus and see whether or not it holds up today. Released in 2006, The Black Parade is a rock opera following...

Wacky and wild internet music genres

Nathan Jackson, Editor-in-Chief

January 21, 2020

There are as many genres of music as there are songs. And like songs, there are niche ones that at first sound weird, but only get better. Here are three genres you may or may not have heard of, but should check out nonetheless.

Indie-pendence: Logan Manning’s “California”

Lili Harris, Beat Editor

October 13, 2019

When you think of high school musicians, you probably think either of band kids or the enduring “SoundCloud rapper” stereotype. Senior Logan Manning is neither of these, and yet, he got a song released on Apple Music. Called “California,” the song is reminiscent of early Ed Sheeran (think “The...

Study harder, better, faster, and stronger

Lili Harris, Beat Editor

October 12, 2019

Studying is, more often than not, a fairly boring task despite its importance. Most people like to listen to something while studying, but not every piece of media is created equal—it’s common knowledge that listening to podcasts or something with lyrics are significantly more distracting than instrumental music. Therefore, here are the Beat’s four best genres for studying:

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