music

Placer Pops Chorale sing their heart out

The Placer Pops Chorale will be adding their own brand of musical magic to the holiday season as they sing their way through five performances at two local venues. The company inc ...

Singing the praises of music in schools

Justin Gilsdorf has recently finished touring as an Honor Band musician from Granite Oaks Middle School. The eighth-grade tuba and trumpet player visited every corner of Rocklin sh ...

Rocklin grad’s first song released on iTunes

Words and sentence syntax are more than letters strung together for aspiring music artist, Brodi Nicholas, a Rocklin High graduate of 2009. “The way I look at it, rap is just p ...

Musician weaves songs about life, loss, women

Quinn Hedges holds up a notebook of tattered pages, full of handwritten lyrics. The words tell the stories of loss, loneliness, life, self-reflection, happiness and his main inspi ...

5 questions with Jeremy Crooks

Carried by the wave of support from his friends and family, Jeremy Crooks, a 2009 graduate of Rocklin High School, was able to find success in releasing his very own single entitle ...

Having a ball at Evening in the Park

Evening in the Park, an entertainment event that has been going on for more than six years at the Johnson-Springview Park, attracts people of all ages, from toddlers to married cou ...

District leaders to take pay cuts

District superintendents and administrators stepped up to the plate with agreements to trim their salaries next year in an effort to help with the $8 million deficit. Rocklin Uni ...

A glee-ful occasion for Rocklin High singers

All five Rocklin High School students remember when they got the call, text, or Facebook message. “It was probably midnight,” recalled Annie Dick, a senior who sings soprano 1 ...

Music should not be cut

I am a student currently in my fifth year of music education since I started taking lessons at my old elementary school in the Rocklin Unified School District. It made me feel sa ...

Whitney High flashes back to the 80s with ‘Wedding Singer’

Neon colors and big hair will grace Whitney High’s stage as the cast flashes back to the 1980s for the premier of “The Wedding Singer.” Whitney High theater teacher and dir ...

Local band may be on path to stardom, label in works

For one Rocklin native, the sound of success may be near. As the lead singer and guitarist of ALLINADAY, a 90s-inspired Sacramento rock band, David Ortiz of Rocklin is excited wi ...

Rocklin university adds well-known guitarist to faculty

William Jessup University, a private Christian university in Rocklin, recently appointed Brandon Yip, a professional performer, to serve as a part-time faculty member of the Rockli ...

Evening in the Park offers free fun for residents

There was head bopping, singing along and picnics in the park during Stealin’ Time’s performance for Rocklin residents — all for free during the summertime Evenings in the Pa ...

Rocklin student musicians bring home top-notch awards

Rocklin middle school musicians may be just as talented as hundreds of others in the country, maybe more. In this year’s Heritage Festival held recently in Anaheim, Maestro awa ...

Are larger classes in Rocklin’s future?

If the school district doesn’t make up for a $4.5 million shortfall for the 2009-10 school year and $1.8 million for the 2010-11 school year, Rocklin schools may look a little di ...