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Comedy & Cookies fundraiser Dec. 6 at 7-9:30 p.m.

Comedy & Cookies fundraiser Dec. 6 at 7-9:30 p.m.

Elizabeth Payton, Editor-in-chief

December 2, 2018


Filed under Arts, Dramatic and musical, News, School

This Thursday night from 7-9:30 p.m., the Winnetonka art department is hosting the Comedy & Cookies fundraiser. Tickets are $5 per person. Baked goods and drinks will be sold during the intermission time. The event will be hosted by English teacher Andrea Caspari with 48th Street Players coach...

Shorts 2019 auditions after school on Monday Dec. 3, Tuesday Dec. 4

Shorts 2019 auditions after school on Monday Dec. 3, Tuesday Dec. 4

Elizabeth Payton, Editor-in-chief

December 2, 2018


Filed under Arts, Dramatic and musical, News, School

Auditions for this upcoming year's Shorts will be held in the little theatre after school on Monday and Tuesday. On Monday Dec. 3, students will perform a monologue they picked themselves or one provided at the general audition. Each audition will be limited to around 45 seconds. The callbacks...

Several band students audition for state, two selected

Several band students audition for state, two selected

Elizabeth Payton, Editor-in-chief

November 5, 2018


Filed under Arts, Dramatic and musical

This weekend, several students auditioned for the KC Metro All District Band at Liberty High School: Hanaa Hale, alto sax Gavin Jones, alto sax Shannon Birlingmair, flute Mackenzie Brenneman, flute Maryanne Mathis, clarinet Bella Middaugh, clarinet Zachary Heathman, trumpet Of these stu...

Raising up the stars

Raising up the stars

Elizabeth Payton, Editor-in-chief

October 25, 2018


Filed under Arts, Dramatic and musical

Two Winnetonka graduates returned to Kansas City to help the school’s cast of the musical, Chicago, after making a name for themselves in the world of theatre. Broadway actress and Winnetonka alumna Amra-Faye Wright, who graduated in the 1970s, performed the Broadway version of Chicago at the S...

All or nothing

All or nothing

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

November 8, 2017


Filed under Arts, Dramatic and musical

  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, Dramatic and musical

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, Dramatic and musical

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

Finn Payton, Print Managing Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Arts, Dramatic and musical

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, Dramatic and musical

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, Dramatic and musical

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 and musical

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...

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