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If SDA was a song

SDA's annual Battle of the Bands shows how much SDA is connected by music.
April 30, 2020

We all know that the student body of SDA is brought together by music. It brings a sense of unity to campus, and is a significant part of all of our lives. So, if SDA was a song itself, what song would...

SDA’s quarantine tunes

What music has SDA been listening too?
April 28, 2020

High Schoolers will always value music and often seek it to feel better or relax and just vibe to some tunes. Our very mood on a specific day can define the very genre we listen to. And considering we’ve...

Mustang Musicians Take On All State

The Wind Symphony performs a forty minute piece at the William Saroyan Theatre in Fresno, CA.
April 24, 2020

On Feb. 20, the annual All State Honor Band was held once again in Fresno, CA. This is a highly prestigious convention of composers that invites student musicians from all over the state to perform a challenging...

20 Years Onward: “The Marshall Mathers LP”

20 Years Onward: “The Marshall Mathers LP”
March 10, 2020

For some decades, picking a definite musical artist is very easy. The 60’s had The Beatles. The 90’s had Nirvana. Others are a bit more difficult, and one of those was the 2000’s, but if I were to...

Most Influential Albums in History 

Album Cover of Abbey Road by The Beatles
March 6, 2020

10) A Night at the Opera (1975) Queen “A Night at the Opera” will always be one of the most influential albums of it’s time. When Queen produced the album, they were essentially making an opera...

Porter Robinson drops his first song in several years, “Get your Wish.”

shot from the official music video of
January 30, 2020

Electronic dissonance, melancholy lyrics, clean melodies, and a dash of Japanese pop — chances are you’ve heard Porter Robinson’s music even if you’ve never heard his name before.  Robinson’s...

SDA bands compete in Battle of the Bands

Senior Nina Tartibi of Chalk Talk on vocals and guitar.
November 23, 2019

San Dieguito Academy students, staff, friends, and family all gathered in Venture Church last night to see annual Battle of the Bands finals. Students showcased their talents through original songs and...

The SDA band’s unique Halloween concert was ‘A Major’ hit

Winds I and II join together to perform a Phantom of the Opera Medley on Day 1.
November 14, 2019

The two nights preceding Halloween this year were filled with music produced by our SDA band in their annual fall concert. While traditionally the band has played their fall program in a one-night show...

Wind Ensembles take on John William’s classics

Seniors stand to be recognized for their honor cords.
May 23, 2019

Nostalgic melodies and excerpts from the classic soundtracks of John William’s movies filled the gym on Wednesday as the San Dieguito Academy Wind Ensembles ended their last concert of the year playing...

Get into the Winter spirit with our chilly playlist

A playlist centered around the bittersweet feeling the holidays brings.
December 3, 2018

We have tried to make the most diverse Winter playlist we can with the season approaching. No, December 1st doesn’t mean that it’s now Winter, but it’s close enough. So here is Winter playlist that...

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