EL CAJON–Yttrium, an up and coming rock band from Santee, will appear in the Coyote Music Festival on May 1 from 12 to 5 p.m. at Cuyamaca College as part of a year-long music promotion project. The band, which features the songwriting and vocals of Jordan Lucero, plays original alternative music and lists the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Rage Against the Machine as influences.
The free, all-ages Coyote Music Festival will present a wide range of musical styles including alternative rock, folk, indie, metalcore, and rap. This year the festival has expanded to two stages and will feature performances by Silent Lune, Christine Marie, Aghori, Yttrium, Steam Powered Giraffe, January Lights, Steve Stylez, Jester James, and Jesse Lamonaca and the Dime Novels. All of the artists are from the San Diego area, and they all play original music. There will be food and beverages as well as CDs and merchandise from the artists available for purchase at the event.
Music Industry Studies is a transfer degree program at Cuyamaca College that focuses on the practical aspects of developing careers in the music industry. The program combines classes in music theory, literature, and performance with studies in music technology and business. One of the classes, the Music Industry Seminar, produces the Coyote Music Festival every spring as a semester-length project.
Since 1978, Cuyamaca College has provided a solid education to students, whether they’re beginning their university degree at Cuyamaca, returning to school to launch a career or to acquire new skills or enrolling in an innovative occupational program. With its vision of “Learning for the Future,” Cuyamaca College offers a wide scope of challenging courses, from drafting technology and child development to paralegal training, from computer and information science or ornamental horticulture to automotive technology. With 49 degree programs and 46 certificates offered at Cuyamaca College, learning opportunities abound under the tutelage of highly qualified, dynamic instructors imbued with a love of teaching.
This event is free and open to the general public.
Cuyamaca College is located at 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway in El Cajon. Call (619) 660-4000.