The El Rodeo Concert Band and Chamber String Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Andrea Kay earned top honors at the Forum Music Festival and Judges’ Invitational contest. The competition, which was held at Fullerton College, featured bands, orchestras, and choirs from throughout California and the Western States. The El Rodeo Concert Band, made up of students in grades 6-8, earned a Gold Rating for their performance. At the evening awards ceremony at Disneyland, the El Rodeo Chamber String Orchestra was awarded a second place trophy. Pictured, front row (from left): Christine Chung, Zurhi Huntoon, Jenna Almajed, Hank Johanson, Max Carden, Benjamin Santaella and Jack Greer. Second row (from left): Ann Nanqinq Zhao, Momo Ikemoto, Anderson Bower, Kilyan Spencer and Nolan Meade. Third row (from left): Dr. Andrea Kay, Nicolette Kadz, Eva Vaca, Rebecca Katz, Leor Yosian, Phillip Turkat, Breanna Arianpour, Samuel Biehl, Matteo Honrado, Jacob Mendelson-Bass, Sofia Lifson, Amanda Geller, Bradi Harrison, Leila Abrishami, Iman Ali, Mia Gorlick, Amy Han, Eliot Hauptschein, Max Cohen, Benjamin Maman and Mason Kohanim. Fourth row, from left: Tanneer Capik, Rebecca Hauptschein, Natalya Forys, Charles McDermott, David Spitz, Aiden Kim, Ari Nourmand, Joshua Park, Ruth Pottebaum, Liel Yosian, Camille Alaiti and Mia Patel. Back row (from left): Oliver Laks, Kingston Smith, Benjamin Strug, Nicolas Adesina, Noah Gabbaypour, Max Harouni, Adam Khobian and Mandy Kohanim.
El Rodeo School celebrated its annual Multicultural Day on Wednesday. Nineteen countries were represented in the event, which offered decorated booths serving international foods for kids to taste, group dancing, a live accordion player, Chinese sugar painting, passports, stamps and more. Most of the students and staff were dressed in festive country wear. The event was chaired by Sowjanya suvarna and Christina Romani. Pictured, (from left): Kevin Allen, Negar Kamara, Sowjanya Suvarna, Michael Libow and Kevin Painter.
Every kid benefits from music education and the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of piano might be just the thing. In Keyboard Afterschool Enrichment, students learn the basics of piano playing, how to play fun music and exciting piano songs, and to have an opportunity to participate in the Oksana School of Music Annual Grand Recital at the Steinway Piano Gallery in Beverly Hills at Horace Mann, El Rodeo and Beverly Vista as part of their after school enrichment courses. Enroll online at www.beverlyhills.org. Pictured are Lara Fialho, Chloe Naimian and Sebastian Landeros.
The Beverly Hills Unified School District and Beverly Hills High School’s Career Education Department hosted the first BHUSD Middle School Speech & Debate Tournament at Beverly Vista on Dec. 12. Run by Coach David Finnigan, the program provides Middle School students from all four campuses with an opportunity to explore speech and debate, and to make new friends across the district. Pictured, front row (from left): Allison Hu (Horace Mann), Reese Margo (Beverly Vista), Alyla Crow (BV) and Lauren Mandel (BV). Back row, from left: Coach David Finnigan, Remy Javidzad (El Rodeo), Ronald Ricks (Hawthorne) and Alex Rho (HM).
El Rodeo Musical Theatre students were awash in excitement this week as they took to the stage at the Salter Family Theatre to practice numbers from their upcoming run of Into The Woods, which debuts Wednesday, May 2.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner and there are plenty of places to celebrate mom’s special day in and around Beverly Hills.
Here are a few options to consider for Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 13.
El Rodeo held its annual Fun Run this week, and what a celebration it was. With food, music, and of course, running, the entire school had a wonderful time. Pictured (from left): Eli Biehl, Charlie McDermott, Emma Newman, Julia Kamara, Taylor Fuchs, and Noah Abramov.
El Rodeo school enacted a "shelter in place" Tuesday morning following reports of a stranger on campus.
Taking a nod from El Rodeo, which launched Beverly Hills Unified School District’s first annual “Fun Run” a few years ago, Hawthorne held its own Fun Run this past week, "Running With The Viking,” raising over $40,000. Pictured: Hawthorne students and parents enjoy Multicultural Day.
The Beverly Hills Unified School district held its annual Feed The Hungry event Sunday at El Rodeo, which was well-attended by parents and students alike. More than 1,000 lunches were made for the Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition. Pictured above, left: Eli Ramer and Karma Kyulo making sandwiches.