Choir 1st Place in “Light Up The Stage” Competition

This past weekend Walter Reed’s newly formed Show Choir, “UpBeat!”, competed in the “Light Up The Stage” competition at Luther Burbank Middle School. This was the Show Choir’s first competition. The group had never seen a show choir before, except for the TV show, “Glee.”  “UpBeat!” won 1st place overall and 1st place in music.

1st place soloist went to Reed student Mia Banks.  Clara Pryor was awarded Best Performer. “UpBeat!” performed a “Farmer Set” of eight songs, opening with Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’ and Workin’ Day and Night, through Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay, and Avicii’s Wake Me Up.  “UpBeat!” is directed by Lisa Smith, and choreographed by Leo Ayala.

“Upbeat!” will be performing on May 26th and May 28th at Walter Reed. All shows starts at 6:30pm. Tickets will be available at the door.


Music Students Sweep San Francisco Heritage Festival

We are pleased to congratulate the Walter Reed Middle School Senior Orchestra, Senior Band and Concert Choir for each placing 1st and winning the Gold Award at the 2015 San Francisco Heritage Festival which took place from April 9-12! Additional congratulations to the Senior Orchestra and Concert Choir for winning an invitation to Festival at Carnegie Hall! The Heritage Performance Program provides the most elite choirs, bands and orchestras the opportunity to perform in some of the nation’s most exclusive venues and learn under the direction of internationally acclaimed conductors. Choir got the highest score the school has ever had and beat out the women’s high school choirs!!  Congratulations to Ms. Smith, Ms. O’Rourke, Mr. Rosen, Ms. Howell and their students!!









PTSA Music Scholarship Concert

Reed student Sadie Deitchman’16 placed Honorable Mention in the 31st District PTSA Music Scholarship audition for her performance on the Bass Clarinet. Congratulations Sadie! A concert by the scholarship recipients will be held in Highlander Hall at Granada Hills Charter High School on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 7 PM.