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Figuring it out

Figuring it out

January 9, 2018

An artist must be bold when preparing for figure drawing. When tracing the form of another human on a piece of paper, the line cannot be shaky, it cannot show hesitation. Instead it must be confiden...

All or nothing

All or nothing

November 8, 2017

  After months of preparation, eight students earned a seat in the Kansas City Metro All-District Orchestra and All-District Band ensembles following auditions at Liberty High School on Nov. 4. Senior Dillon Osborn, who has been playing tuba for seven years and bass tromb...

The piano man

The piano man

November 3, 2017

Serene music rings through the halls after school, reaching the ears of janitors securing the building, teachers grading papers and students practicing the latest musical. The music comes from a piano next to the Little Theater, the sound of mixed emotions. In March of 2016, j...

Banding together

Banding together

October 14, 2017

Winnetonka Pride Band received 12th place out of all bands at the Park Hill High School Band competition on Oct. 14. “This year was our first year with a new director and color guard coach. We were rough...

Stepping into the national spotlight

Stepping into the national spotlight

October 11, 2017

Theater students are busy fundraising for their upcoming trip to Scotland, where they will perform at the International Fringe Festival on July 28 after the American Performing Arts International (APAI)...

Orchestrating success

Orchestrating success

October 10, 2017

Both Chamber Orchestra and Symphonic Orchestra played their fall concert on Oct. 10 in the auditorium. “We have a lot of freshman that are involved in symphonic this year. To see them enter not only...

Star singers

Star singers

October 8, 2017

Seniors Anna Braman, Cameron Daniel, Derrian Davis, Jackson Mattingly, Ryan Hill, Vinny Taylor and junior Lana Moerer and Julia Madisonare will be a part of the KC Metro All-District Choir on Jan. 20,...

Aida auditions to be held Sep. 5

Aida auditions to be held Sep. 5

September 5, 2017

Students interested in acting, dancing and singing are finally going to get their chance to perform on Sept. 5 at auditions for Aida in the auditorium starting at 2:30 p.m. Students should sign up for...

State Success

State Success

May 1, 2017

Band, choir and orchestra students competed at the MSHSAA state music festival on April 28. In order to be able to compete, all musicians had to previously earn an exemplary (1) rating at the district...

Artists adventure around the city

Artists adventure around the city

April 15, 2017

2D and APSA students took a trip to the Thomas Hart Benton House and Studio on April 12. Benton was an artist in the 1930’s during the Great Depression. He died in his studio as he was finishing up the...

Theatre department in New York

Theatre department in New York

March 22, 2016

Before the sun was up on Friday morning March 18, a handful of students from the theatre department started their voyage to The Big Apple. This trip to New York has been on the minds of the theatre...

LTAB competition

LTAB competition

March 17, 2016

LTAB attends competition and loses by devastating .2 points. Although, many were saddened by the loss, they admit the competition was worthy. “I was so disappointed for them but the competition...

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