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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.

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...

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 ...

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