As a new face on campus, talented musician and optimistic friend Nicolas Deschaux-Beaume achieves musical success wherever he goes. With countless years of experience perfecting his musical skills and branching out to new activities, this freshman is excited for what lies ahead.
Deschaux-Beaume began his musical journey with the ukulele in the fourth grade, and eventually branched out to playing a wide array of other instruments. He explained, “I do play piano, guitar, and bass guitar. I actually played the banjo [as well].”
In addition to spending countless time perfecting his instrumental skills, Deschaux-Beaume enjoys singing. One of his favorite activities is choir, which he has been a member of since the sixth grade. Describing what inspired him to join, he explained, “[my brother] went to Cupertino High…and was in choir for all four years. I was inspired by just how good all his choir performances were.” Following in his brother’s footsteps, Deschaux-Beaume was quick to join the Fisher Middle School Choir. He even participated in the acapella group at Fisher known as Flex Choir. His dedication to choir continued throughout middle school, and this year, it led him to join Concert Choir, the first level of choir at LGHS.
Since joining, Deschaux-Beaume has found a welcoming group of like-minded people, and he described his favorite part as “the community.” He elaborated, “I have made so many lifelong friends.” When asked to describe one of his favorite aspects of the class, Deschaux-Beaume stated, “the thing that would really stand out to me the most would definitely be the people that come by and help us from universities.” He expressed his gratitude towards these local experts, explaining the interesting ways they have improved his choral technique.
In addition to taking choir as a class, he is an enthusiastic member of the school club, LeGatos Acapella. Recommended to him by beloved LGHS Choral Director Maricel Riley, this club helps Deschaux-Beaume polish his singing skills and gives him a chance to perform with upperclassmen.
Last year, Deschaux-Beaume added musical theater to his already-packed schedule. Since making his debut as Dionysus in Children’s Musical Theater San Jose’s The Lightning Thief, he has performed as Ruben in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Sebastian in The Little Mermaid, and, most recently, as a crow in The Wizard of Oz.
Deschaux-Beaume plans to continue both musical theater and choir for the rest of his time at LGHS and most certainly has a future in music.