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New CRO certification program begins

I'm excited to offer a brand new first-level engineering certification program at VCS for tech-minded students. With this program, your child will become a student technical operator for KVCB-LP HD and will have the chance to obtain both the VCS…

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Welcome to 2020!!

BACK TO WORK IN 2020!!   

For me, this is year 35. Aside from a few more buildings, not much has changed. There still seems to be exhilarating energy at VCS. I thought it was just a passing phase. Things…

VCS Radio Symphony performs LIVE for Buster Keaton's exciting comedy movie at Brenden Theatres in August

VCS Radio Symphony -- August 12, 13, and 14, 2019 at 7:00pm -- Brenden Theatres

If you haven't seen a Buster Keaten film, this is the one to start your adventure with one of the most excellent filmmaker comics in history. 

This film has it all! Love, betrayal, and redemption, are all rolled up into some of the most inventive comic stunts on the big screen. Filmed in the Sacramento delta waters in 1928, Keaton stuns audiences with tumbling buildings and death-defying visuals that'll keep you at the edge of your seat! 

"...some of the best moments in movie history… wildly inventive, increasingly audacious stunts."
        ---Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide

What's even more exciting is that the film will be accompanied LIVE by The VCS Radio Symphony, renown for their groundbreaking film performances. These aspiring artists have produced over 20 major film projects as well as score restorations, orchestrations, and compositions.

VCS alumnus, Evan Losoya is composing the brilliant new musical score.

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Elementary Band concert May 14th at 6:00 PM

What a fantastic event we have planned for the 3rd 4th and 5th graders at VCS!!!

It all starts at
6:00 pm

at the Vacaville Performing arts Theatre
1010 Ulatis Drive - Vacaville

Tickets available at the…

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VCS Radio Symphony to perform May 14th at 7:30pm

It's been quite an adventure! After visiting Davies Symphony Hall earlier this year to hear the famous San Francisco Symphony, our students set out to recreate the performance in Vacaville. 

They will perform Richard Strauss' Don Juan, that so…

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Thank You for such a big response to the Lost World performance!

The big turnout was inspiring!! My students were pleased to present their composition and performance at the Empress! What an amazing historical theater!!

We invite you to our next VCS Radio Symphony concert featuring Ricard Strauss' treacherous tone poem…

VCS Radio Symphony will present their full film performance of THE LOST WORLD May 14th 7:30 pm in historic movie theater!

VCS RADIO SYMPHONY SCORES THE LOST WORLD Thursday, March 14 at 7:30 pm - Empress theater - 330 Virginia St, Vallejo, CA.
This Thursday,  the VCS Radio Symphony students will score the original 1925 epic film, THE LOST WORLD by special effects master, Willis O'Brien (KING KONG). This epic film is shown courtesy of the brilliant and painstaking search, restoration and support of Lobster Films, Flicker Alley Films, as well as such organizations as UCLA and the Acadamy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. THE LOST WORLD has been restored with its' missing footage believed lost forever! 

This is where we were last Thursday Night!

More than 50 conservatory students and their parents joined me at Davies Symphony Hall in Downtown San Francisco to attend a concert! 

 

It was the San Francisco Symphony's performance of Richard Strauss' tone poem, Don Juan along with…

VCS Radio Jazz Ensemble to produce album at Lucasfilm Ltd.

Jazz Band to produce their next album at the legendary Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, California in May!

The sounds of the iconic Star Wars Saga came from the minds of George Lukas and his company nestled in a country ranch surrounded by vineyards and yes, Lake Ewok!!

With the closing of Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, it was a struggle finding a new recording home large enough for our growing ensemble. The only other west-coast studio with the facilities we need is Capitol Records in Hollywood, a wonderful place where the kids have worked before, but scheduling crunches and transportation concerns were looming.

Mr. Martin's final rant for 2018

Merry Christmas!! It's A time to rejoice and celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior!!! 

Just so you know: Barney, the purple conservatory truck is back from the doctor!   

Many have asked what I plan to do…