Posted on 08 November 2012.
Posted on 18 October 2012.
Last Friday, Oct. 12, The United States Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants began its 14 day tour of California and Arizona at the Reed L. Buffington Visual and Performing Arts Center at Chabot. Continue Reading
Posted on 18 October 2012.
A Chabot fundraiser to support MECHA and Active Dreamers was held on Friday, October 12, 2012 at the City Hall Plaza in downtown Hayward. Continue Reading
Posted on 16 October 2012.
On Saturday Mission Park in Hayward was crowded with metal fans who came to see local metal bands perform. Many people also brought canned foods that went to support the salvation army. Continue Reading
Posted on 15 May 2012.
The Chabot College Chamber Choir will be presenting their next concert “Spring Into Song” on Friday, May 18, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Hayward, Calif. Continue Reading
Posted on 03 May 2012.
Posted on 19 April 2012.
Posted on 17 April 2012.
Spring break, from April 9 to April 14, 2012, will be here soon and many students may be wondering what to do during the nine-day long vacation. This may be a time to work extra hours at your job or use the money earned from work to go somewhere fun. Continue Reading
Posted on 01 March 2012.
Chabot instructor Michael Rosen was part of the 2002 Grammy winning album “Shaman” by Carlos Santana.
He recorded hit songs for Santana’s album such as: Aye Aye Aye, Foo Foo Foo, and the game of love.
His job consists of recording songs by adding all the technological necessities that come in while the artists are singing composing.
Rosen explained that his passion for music began when he was 16, which later on caused him to launch his career as a recording engineer.
“I started recording bands in 1982, at a studio called: The Automatt in San Francisco.” Discussed Rosen.
He began recording for bands before he got his job, in order to gain experience. Now, he is passing on the advice to students who, like him, want to start a career in recording engineering.
“The one piece of advice would be to get a lot of experience.”Rosen described . “Do live sound for bands, do as many recordings as possible and get has much “hands on” time as you can.”
Although he is very fond of his job, conflicts also arise while recording with bands or artists.
“It is a highly charged, emotional intense environment that brings out everyone’s passion and energy. So naturally there is always going to be battles but it’s usually if you respect the artist and they respect you things work out in the end.” Rosen Explained.
Rosen’s plans for the future have not changed. He wants to, “retire with a record hit album” that would end his great career of 21 years.
He is teaching mixing this semester and will teach recording next semester for students who are interested in gaining as much knowledge as they can.
“My goals at Chabot are to give the kids as much practical experience as possible.” commented Rosen.
Posted on 22 February 2012.
Bands will cover the Reed L. Buffington Visual and Performing Arts Center at Chabot College on Saturday the 18. There will be a wide variety of bands at this event. If you like concerts then this is the place to be on Saturday.
The winning band will be determined through a combination of judge’s points (based on performance and originality), as well as audience reaction.
Multiple prizes for new equipment or studio-recording time are awarded to the winners; however, highly valued by participating bands is the prestige of holding the much-coveted title of Battle of the Bands Champion.
Previous title-holders include such notables as members from: Faith No More, Y & T, Deep Purple, Mr. Big, Billy Satellite, and Metallica!
I had a chance to interview Mike, who runs the battle of the bands competition.
Q.How did you get the Idea for Battle of the Bands?
A- This competition, commonly referred to as “The Battle,” began with the vision of former Superintendent of Recreation, Leroy Pegis. With unassuming beginnings in the late 1960′s, no one could have predicted how large and popular the event of the present would become. Today the show continues to be sponsored by H.A.R.D., the largest recreation district in the state of California.
Q. I saw on the website this is the 48th annual event – can you tell me any special memories that you’ve had at “The Battle”?
A-This year marks the 49th Annual Battle of the Bands. This is my third year running it and I’ve worked it for the past ten years. What sticks out most for me is the excitement and satisfaction the bands get by performing in a venue this large and in front of over 800 people.
Q. What types of genre do most of the bands represent? Can you tell me about a specific band that is in this year that you think people and the judges might like?
A – Styles of music range from Indie, Rock, and Alternative to Punk, Funk, Reggae and Metal. Comparing this year to other years what sticks out most would be how wide a variety of age ranges of band members we have in this year’s event. Also this year we had 25 Bands audition for the final 12 spots and it was the closet scores I’ve seen.
Q. From past Battle of the Bands, did the crowds have fun?
A-The Battle of the Bands is one of the longest running musical special events in the Bay Area, with few of its kind in the entire state and country. The live contest takes place at the Chabot College Performing Arts Center in Hayward where bands will have a chance to perform on a professional stage set, with hi-tech lights and sound.
Tickets are on sale now and you can get them at MJCC at 28200 Ruus road in Hayward. The event will start at 10 A.M. and will end at 7 P.M.
Tickets can be purchased for $10.00 in advance or $12.00 at the door at the
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District. Office 9am – 5pm.
By Samuel Stringer
Chabot College Flea Market
· The Chabot College Flea Market is held the third (3rd) Saturday of each month, rain or shine.
· Admission is FREE and parking is FREE (Parking Lot B only). Located in Parking Lot B at the front of the campus off Hesperian Boulevard – southbound.
Open registration begins (includes New & Returning Students)