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Celebrities catastrophic effect on the environment
Joseph Goodnight, Opinion Editor ♦ March 27, 2024

With our current understanding of the climate crisis, it’s safe to say that everyone is trying to be more sustainable for the sake of the environment,...

Lancer-to-Los Robles volunteer system stays strong
Lancer-to-Los Robles volunteer system stays strong
Kimberly Jerez, The Lancer Staff ♦ March 27, 2024

Los Robles Regional Medical Center benefits from the varied talents and experiences that volunteers offer, ranging from high school students...

Time T.O. Vote
Time T.O. Vote
Kailah Spencer, The Lancer Staff ♦ March 27, 2024

Senior Maya Campo turns 18 in April, and she is ready to make her voice heard this November. As the presidential primary election nears, seniors...

Going Digital: The SAT’s New Normal
Going Digital: The SAT’s New Normal
Kailah Spencer, The Lancer Staff ♦ March 27, 2024

Many Lancers students are familiar with the SAT; a paper test with over a hundred questions of varying difficulty. Now, CVUSD is introducing...

Around the Business Table
Around the Business Table
Julia Pineda-Dominguez, The Lancer Staff ♦ March 27, 2024

The Majors program provides students with the opportunity to speak with mentors in many different careers. The program consists of monthly meetings...

Moreno heads to Washington
Moreno heads to Washington
Aandrea Pineda-Dominguez, News Editor ♦ March 27, 2024

It was finally over. The bell gave its shrieking cry and off went hundreds of students to enjoy their freedom, at least for a moment. For...

TO Acorn With Permission
Lancers lose a forever friend
Jake Bradley, Sports Editor ♦ March 27, 2024

Bill Gemberling has worn many hats at Thousand Oaks High: student, teacher, coach, sports announcer. But taxi driver? “I was one of (Brett...

Unexpected La Reina closure leads to transfers
Abigail Kerns, Assistant News Editor ♦ March 27, 2024

escribing how La Reina families felt upon receiving the news that their school, which opened its doors in 1964, will be closing at the end of...

New MegaMind TV and Movie Sequel Release
New MegaMind TV and Movie Sequel Release
Joseph Goodnight, Opinion Editor ♦ February 20, 2024

In March of this year, Dreamworks is set to release a Peacock exclusive TV show and movie sequel to the beloved 2010 MegaMind movie. The trailer...

In Fastbreak Fashion
Jake Bradley, Sports Editor ♦ February 14, 2024

Lancers lead the way in the second half. The Great Oak Wolfpack came into Thousand Oaks Tuesday night for the CIF quarterfinals and with them...

Perserving in Penalty’s
Jake Bradley, Sports Editor ♦ February 14, 2024

The Lady Lancers traveled to a neutral site in Anaheim to take on the Katella Knights in the second round of the CIF-SS girls soccer playoffs....

Kanye - He's Back at it...or Maybe Not?
Elijah Brown, The Lancer Staff ♦ February 14, 2024

Kanye West's new album “Vultures 1”, many nationwide were skeptical at first about Kanye's new album considering the controversies he has...

It’s Valentine’s, Baby
It’s Valentine’s, Baby
Momo Sonoda, Editor-In-Chief ♦ February 14, 2024

St. Valentine’s Day commemorates the death of St. Valentine, but for others, the holiday marks a day of birth. Junior Chokee Weezer was born...

Health Science Majors Program hosts their senior showcase
Momo Sonoda, Editor-In-Chief ♦ February 12, 2024

Last week, the seniors in Health Science Majors hosted a showcase, featuring various professions that they hope to pursue in the future. At the...

Advancing Again
Jake Bradley, Sports Editor ♦ February 12, 2024

The Lancers left campus during lunch to travel to Temecula for their round two playoff game, and the ride wasn’t enough to stop the Lancers....

Choir Performs Winter Concert at the Westlake Women’s club

A cheerful 10-year tradition performed by the TO Choir
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The Westlake Women’s Club reached out to TO’s Vocal Ensemble Choir in Dec. 2013 and requested a special holiday-themed show, and since then, the winter performance has become a staple in the club’s calendar. By providing a positive environment, the Women’s Club gives advanced singers a comfortable experience that allows them to express their talents. However, those unable to participate in this event can showcase their talents in the comforting arms of the TO choir ensemble department.
“Choir is a place where all students are welcomed and valued, and I love being that safe space for my singers,” Mrs. Janna Santangelo said.
Teaching at TO since 2012, Santangelo hopes to instill a lifelong love of music in every student who participates in this program and firmly believes that Choir is extremely unique, allowing each individual to contribute to the sound of the group. Choir also gives students the ability to showcase their talents even outside of the classroom.
Santangelos’ extra effort in preparing the students for festivals every year pays off, receiving high scores and gold rankings. Whether it’s festivals here in Thousand Oaks or down in Anaheim, Santangelo makes sure everyone has experiences and opportunities to be critiqued. Having the ability to sing and dance, the choreography sets TO’s Choir apart from other schools.
As a full-time accompanist, Su Fukagawa and Santangelo collaborate to make sure the Choir is prepared for events like those held at the Women’s Club each year.
Founded in 1968, the Women’s Club is a non-profit volunteer organization that supports the Thousand Oaks community in areas such as education, arts, children’s advocacy, preservation of natural resources, civic involvement and more. It welcomes women of all races and origins residing in the Conejo Valley area who show interest in commitment and voluntarism.
They are a committed group who strive to make a difference in their neighborhood. The choir puts on a winter performance for all members of the Women’s Club, including past club members known as Women Veterans. While the women enjoy their lunch, they hear holiday music ranging from Christmas to Hanukkah. Through this tradition, the Choir gains experience while entertaining the Women’s Club every year.

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