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An answer to the holiday music debate

November 24, 2020

Every year, there’s a time when some people begin listening exclusively to Christmas music while others argue that it’s way too early to do that. That time of the year is mid-November. The debate...

Music classes take on remote learning

November 24, 2020

If you walked into a Liberty Singers’ bedroom at 2:00 PM on a Thursday, there’s a good chance you’d catch them singing awkwardly at a screen by themself.  They’re not alone: online classes...

Boyd’s Dark Matter shines a spotlight on jazz

November 24, 2020

When politics intrude the world of jazz, the result is something akin to Dark Matter. Despite a gloomy and negative deposition, Moses Boyd’s intention for his debut album was to provoke thought and bring...

Music competitions drop as Covid-19 case counts rise

November 24, 2020

  Social distancing, remote learning, competition cancellations: as the pandemic brings unexpected challenges, music students and teachers are facing the obstacles head on. The world of music...

Shawn Mendes’ “Wonder” is wondrous

November 24, 2020

With his newly released single, “Wonder,” Shawn Mendes has solidified himself as our new pop overlord, and I can’t be happier about that. Though pop is loved for its easy listening and production-based...

100 Gecs is taking teens by storm

November 24, 2020

100 Gecs—you love them or you hate them.  This new band has risen in popularity after their songs went viral on TikTok. Their most popular songs are “Money Machine” and “Hand Crushed by Mallet,”...

This school’s summer sounds: surveyed

October 9, 2020

Have you ever looked at the Billboard Hot 100 and thought, “how are there songs I’ve never heard of on here?” Because I have. In fact, I’ve always wondered what the people around me listen to,...

City Pop – The Genre to Lift Your Summer Spirit

June 9, 2020

I am no stranger to wasting hours upon hours on the internet, going down the infamous Youtube rabbit hole, click after click, an echo chamber of amusement to escape from a seemingly bland reality. Through...

Songs to add to your quarantine playlist

May 13, 2020

Listening to the same songs over and over again can get pretty boring, so here are some songs that you can add to your quarantine playlist to spice it up!   If you like pop music… 1)”Find...

Genre Deep-dive: Getting jazzed about jazz

Jazz is a genre frequently overlooked due to being too “difficult” to listen to, or even for being too “same-y.” Like most any other generalization about music, though, this is a complete misrepresentation of the genre, and given there being so much more time to listen to music nowadays, it’s fair to give jazz another chance. Regardless of whether you come out of this with a newfound appreciation for the genre or not, taking that risk is enough: some music simply doesn’t click with some people. These are five songs that are well worth the time it takes to listen to them, and I hope that even the most vehement jazz-doubters can find something they like in these.
May 11, 2020
These are five songs that are well worth the time it takes to listen to them, and I hope that even the most vehement jazz-doubters can find something they like in these.

Festivals, concerts, and solos, oh my!

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

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