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All or nothing

All or nothing

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

November 8, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music

  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 trombone for four years,...

The piano man

The piano man

Andrea Simmons, Photo editor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music

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, junior Jacob Gustin ...

Banding together

Banding together

Andrea Simmons, Photo editor

October 14, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music

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 but we’ll definitely get better,” band director Jennifer Rubin said.

Stepping into the national spotlight

Stepping into the national spotlight

Holly Hopkins, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under Arts, Dramatic

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) ranked the program one of the top 12 in the nation. "On a personal level, this is like a dream...

Orchestrating success

Orchestrating success

Andrea Simmons, Photo Editor

October 10, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music

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 high school but also the highest level orchestra was good,” senior Rana Ekilah said. “I’m very...

Star singers

Star singers

Andre Simmons, Photo Editor

October 8, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music

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, 2018 at after qualifying at auditions on Oct. 7 at Oak Park High School. “I am excited about the...

Aida auditions to be held Sep. 5

Aida auditions to be held Sep. 5

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

September 5, 2017


Filed under Arts, Dramatic

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 a two-minute audition time slot on the sign-up sheet outside of the Little Theatre. This year, st...

State Success

State Success

Katie Bullock, Features Editor

May 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music, News, School

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 level on March 9 and 10.   At state festival students must play their solos and ensembles ...

Artists adventure around the city

Artists adventure around the city

Kaitlyn Minet, News Editor

April 15, 2017


Filed under Arts, News, Photo gallery

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 touches on one of his murals. After visiting Benton’s house, the art students made their way...

Theatre department in New York

Theatre department in New York

Mallery Zion, Editor

March 22, 2016


Filed under Arts, News, School

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 family for a while, and they have been optimistic about their expectations. Now in the place they have...

LTAB competition

LTAB competition

Kaitlyn Minet, Writer

March 17, 2016


Filed under Arts

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 was so good. That’s thing, you don’t wanna go to a competition and not be good that doesn’t help...

Works of Art [Photo Gallery]

Works of Art [Photo Gallery]

February 22, 2016


Filed under Arts, Photo gallery

There are two award-winning pieces of art that have received notice this month. Sophomore Linsey Brewer and junior Mckayla Jameson were both honored for their work.

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