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Wildcat honors his late brother through music

Photo credit: Carlos Gonzalez
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...

The Upstairs Neighbours return after hiatus with new lineup

The Upstairs Neighbours return after hiatus with new lineup
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...

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
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...

Scholarship honors deceased student

Aaron Drange, 20. Courtesy of Chico State.
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...

The Upstairs Neighbours bring the funk

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

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