By Iliana Sun

"Beats" is a story about the high school life of Toby at Durham School of the Arts. The story covers his daily life during school days including band pathway, jazz class, lunch break, a college fair, rehearsal, musical performance, and dinner with his friends.

Through Toby I had a chance to walk in high school again and experience the happiness and the friendship. At Durham School of the Arts, I got to experience something I have rarely experienced before, the pure and heartfelt joy of making music. Sitting in a jazz class listening to the wonderful music they played warmed up my winter.