The show features six bands, spoken word artists, and visual artists from high schools and colleges around Los Angeles.
More than 400 people attended the Arts and Music Production event on March 7, hosted in Caswell Hall by all-school council. Entertainment included six bands, several spoken word artists, and the art work of local high school students.
Attendance was high from other local private schools, including Milken and Oakwood, said student body president Maddie ’09.
“We wanted to find a way to bring the school together and integrate with other schools,” she said. “We realized that during our past six years at Marlborough, the few events we’ve hosted were just dances.”
Council also acquired the services of vendors selling tacos, Ben & Jerry’s and kettle corn.
“It was nice because it was low-key and not that crowded. A few of the bands were good, I especially liked Slinky’s guitarist,” said Julia ’11. “It would have been better if more people had come, because it would be more energetic.”
Mindy ’11 thought more activies would have helped.
“The music wasn’t something people could dance to, and many people just stood there until DJ Swine Forkbeard began,” she said.
Council planned AMP for months and worked hard to organize an event that would appeal to students, Maddie said.
“Council stuck with it, and when I was skeptical, they convinced me that we could do it,” said Laura Hotchkiss, upper school director.
Proceeds went to the Leadership in Learning Campaign and Art Share LA.
AMP included both visual (photography and painting) and performing arts (live bands). But, the bands seemed to take over the event with the variety of styles present.
Plays: rock n’ roll
Name: DJ Swine Forkbeard (the name of a Viking he learned about in ninth grade)
Plays: anything that will make anyone dance
Name: Aural Fixation
Plays: funky jazz rock
Name: Shark! Shark!
Plays: surf pop rock
Name: Beirut Covers
Plays: indie, folk, pop, world music