Well, this is jaw-dropping.It takes a certain level of mastery to play the music of Snarky Puppy, as the unique jazz/funk collective flows through ornate compositions with panache. To totally re-interpret that music, however, is on a level of its own. That’s what this A cappella group did, as part of their unique “Adapted for Six Voices” series. The sextet tackled Puppy’s famed song “Shofukan” with a twist, abandoning all instruments for a vocal-only rendition.Feast your ears on this incredible adaptation in the video below.For comparison, here’s the original version of “Shofukan.” Vocalist CreditsSoprano: India CarneyAlto: Erin BentlageTenor: Nathan HeldmanBaritone: Ben McLainBass: Tracy RobertsonVocal Percussion: Charlie Arthur
Facebook295Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Olympia School DistrictCurtis Cleveringa, who has served the past two years as principal and athletic director in the Taholah School District, has been selected to lead Capital High School as its next principal.The Olympia School Board unanimously agreed during the March 7 school board meeting to hire Cleveringa. He officially takes over the Capital High principal post on July 1.Cleveringa was selected for the top high school post after an extensive principal search process led by Northwest Leadership Associates. Search firm consultants worked with Olympia School District staff and parent focus groups since December first to identify the desired characteristics for the next principal, and then to search throughout the Pacific Northwest for the best candidate.Consultants involved students, staff and parents in the process, including interviews last month with the top three finalists.“Curtis Cleveringa will be an outstanding addition to Capital High School,” said Superintendent Dick Cvitanich. “He is a proven leader and someone who will fit in well at Capital and as part of our larger school district community.”Cleveringa has worked since 2014 in the Taholah School District, located on the Quinault Indian Reservation in Grays Harbor County. Before that he worked one year as an administrative intern in Utah, preceded by 15 years as a classroom teacher — six years in Utah and nine years in Zillah, Washington. During many of those years, he also served as a high school basketball and football coach.He has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Washington State University, a master’s degree in educational administration from University of Phoenix, and is working toward his superintendent’s credential through Washington State University.This year, the Capital High School principal job is being shared as an interim one-year position by Michelle Anderson and Jennifer Hewitt. Both Anderson and Hewitt will return in the 2016-17 school year to their previous positions as assistant principal at Capital High School.