The Orion

Wildcat honors his late brother through music

Photo credit: Carlos Gonzalez

Julia Maldonado

May 2, 2017

Nearly three years after Chico State student Aaron Drange passed away, his brother Phillip honored him with their shared passion: Music. Phillip spent about two and a half years writing a 14-minute-long piece and divided it into three movements. Each movement is dedicated to how Phillip dealt with e...

The Upstairs Neighbours return after hiatus with new lineup

The Upstairs Neighbours return after hiatus with new lineup

Lauren Smith

April 26, 2015

[metaslider id=46546] Photos by Trevor Ryan After the death of band member and principal songwriter Aaron Drange, local Chico band The Upstairs Neighbours have returned from hiatus with a new lineup of members and a determination to keep the band going. The small jazz ensemble consists of Harrison ...

Memorial expresses love for student musician through song

Aaron Drange's father, Michael, joins The Upstairs Neighbours for a performance in memory of Aaron on Friday at Harlen Adams Theatre. Photo credit: John Domogma

Emma Wood-Wright

October 26, 2014

Saxophone, trumpet, percussion, trombone, piano, guitar, bass and tambourine players gathered for a display of rhythmic love for Aaron Drange Friday night at Harlen Adams Theatre.Friends, family and professors shared stories in honor of Drange, a Chico State student who died in July, and played some ...

Scholarship honors deceased student

Aaron Drange, 20. Courtesy of Chico State.

Madison Holmes

August 14, 2014

Chico State will be offering a music scholarship in remembrance of recently deceased student Aaron Drange. Drange, 20, was found unconscious in the swimming pool of his Chico apartment on July 15 and pronounced dead at Enloe Medical Center. He will be remembered as a dedicated and talented musician b...

Chico student drowns in swimming pool

Aaron Drange, 20. Courtesy of Chico State.

Mozes Zarate

July 16, 2014

A Chico State student is dead after being found unresponsive Tuesday night at an apartment swimming pool in Chico. The Chico Fire Department found Aaron Drange, a year 20-year-old recording arts major, in a pool at an apartment complex on West Fourth Avenue, according to a campus email. He was...

The Upstairs Neighbours bring the funk

Each member of The Upstairs Neighbours really feeling their instrument.Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

Veronica Hodur

January 28, 2014

In a calm, welcoming environment, a jazzy beat sounds through the Saturday morning air as mothers and their babies bounce in time to the music of The Upstairs Neighbours while enjoying freshly baked muffins.The Upstairs Neighbours, a local band made of Chico State students, play jazz-influenced pop at locat...

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