The Glen Echo

We’re Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, we hope you will enjoy the show. – The Beatles, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”

June 6, 2018

A long purple light casts a dreamy glow on two performers in the corner of Brix Restaurant and Pizza Bar as they sing “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac. One plays the guitar, dreary purple shadows are...

Mr. Kurland conducts the tenor and baritone saxes in “Flourish for Winds” during class. Kurland chose to play “Flourish for Winds” in the 2018 Spring Concert because it is in 6/8, and there is interesting percussion. He listened to the recording of the song and thought it sounded cool. Photo credit: Julia Piermatteo

Or try my hand in a marching band while I play on my kazoo, and there won’t be trouble in the world no more.- Mindy Gledhill, “Trouble No More”

June 6, 2018

Who knew a simple visit from the Glen Rock High School Jazz Band would influence a third grade boy so much?   Jeffrey Kurland attended Richard E. Byrd School and decided to pick up an instrument after...

Mr. Helder reviews solfege with his Period One class. Photo Credit: Julia Piermatteo

Listen to the music of the moment, people dance and sing. We’re just one big family.- Jason Mraz, “I’m Yours”

June 6, 2018

One day, a five-year-old boy happily agrees to take piano lessons. Later, a young college student sings with the Syracuse University Singers. Carl Helder and Anna Lilikas direct Glen Rock High School’s...

No Info members AJ Knapp and Blaise DeLeon practice in Blaise’s basement. DeLeon, the band’s bassist, switched to keyboard for “Karma Police” by Radiohead. Photo Credit: Julia Piermatteo

I want to run through the halls of my high school. I want to scream at the top of my lungs.- John Mayer, “No Such Thing”

June 6, 2018

A New Jersey teen jams on the bass as he waits for his bandmates to arrive at his house for practice.   Another teenager walks down the stairs into the basement, his brown, shaggy hair falls onto the...

June 6, 2018

In 1969, an eager young woman made her way into the office of the most famous band in the world and asked for a job opening. During the 1960s and 1970s, when “Beatlemania” dominated the world, May...

May Pang is with her boyfriend, John Lennon. 
Photo provided by: (c) May Pang used with permission

The power of music

by Julia Piermatteo, Staff Writer June 6, 2018

School is too long

School is too long

by Julia Piermatteo, Staff Writer June 5, 2018

It’s 6:40 a.m. “Ships in the Night” by Mat Kearney rings loud in my ears. I jump and try to silence my phone, groggily pushing off the covers and reluctantly trudging down the stairs to get ready...

Boxes of books sit in a library book sale, waiting to be purchased.

Books, bytes, and beyond

by Julia Piermatteo, Staff Writer May 30, 2018

Call me an old-fashioned book nerd, but I don’t have a Kindle. Or a Nook. But I do have a shelf full of books at home. I enjoy walking to the library. I enjoy the thrill of opening a new book and...

No Info members AJ Knapp and Blaise DeLeon practice in Blaise’s basement. DeLeon, the band’s bassist, switched to keyboard for “Karma Police” by Radiohead. Photo Credit: Julia Piermatteo

I want to run through the halls of my high school. I want to scream at the top of my lungs.- John Mayer, “No Such Thing”

by Julia Piermatteo, Staff Writer April 20, 2018

  A New Jersey teen jams on the bass as he waits for his bandmates to arrive at his house for practice.   Another teenager walks down the stairs into the basement, his brown, shaggy hair falls...

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