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Analy’s music leader Vance Regan retiring

Analy High School’s lauded music teacher Vance Regan is retiring. Regan submitted his resignation to the West Sonoma County Board of Trustees Wednesday. The job vacancy is currently posted at http://wscuhsd.k12.ca.us/Vacancy/Certificated/06-27-2013_Music_Teacher.pdf  Since 1992, Regan has led the Analy’s instrumental music program, growing the program from 65 students two decades ago to 210 in 2012-13. The highly decorated program has been the highest rated orchestral program in the region,according to Regan. Analy’s musicians regularly appear at San Francisco Giants games and… Read More »

REMINDER: Analy’s big jazz night is Saturday

REMINDER: Analy High School Jazz Band supporters will host the second annual big band and dance festival “In the Mood” on Saturday at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Music will include Latin, jazz and swing tunes. Stephen Nordquist will offer dance lessons. The event runs from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for the instrumental music program at the high school. Tickets are $20 in advance through the group’s website www.analybandwagon.org or at Copperfield’s book… Read More »

Analy jazz band hosting event Saturday night

Analy High School Jazz Band supporters will host the second annual big band and dance festival “In the Mood” on Saturday at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Music will include Latin, jazz and swing tunes. Stephen Nordquist will offer dance lessons. The event runs from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for the instrumental music program at the high school. Tickets are $20 in advance through the group’s website www.analybandwagon.org or at Copperfield’s book store… Read More »

Get in the ‘mood’ with Analy’s music program

The Analy High School music booster group, Analy Band Wagon, is departing from their normal spring fling fundraiser to host a larger event at the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center Friday. “In the Mood,” will feature big band music, wine and ale, light appetizers and a dance lesson with veteran dance instructor Stephen Nordquist. The event raises money for Analy’s orchestra and jazz bands, as well as the intermediate, advanced and honor bands. About 220 of Analy’s 1,300 students participate in… Read More »