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Zach Sawyer conducts first orchestra concert

Zach Sawyer conducts first orchestra concert

Sam DiStefano, Photographer
December 7, 2015
Filed under Arts, Music Scene, Showcase

As the orchestra students walked on stage for the first time on Nov. 12, they were nervous. For some it was their first time playing on this stage. But this was also the first time Zach Sawyer has conducted his own orchestra. Not just one orchestra either, he conducted three orchestras and also got ...

Say ‘Hello’ to Adele’s new album

Say ‘Hello’ to Adele’s new album

Cailey Boisvert, Online Photographer
December 4, 2015
Filed under Arts, Music Scene

With Adele's newest single entitled "Hello" climbing the charts in over 20 different countries and breaking records worldwide; Billboard, Fuse, and other sources call "25"  the most anticipated album of 2015. The British singer and songwriter Adele is back with her newest album entitled "25". H...

First Annual Elementary Band Festival

First Annual Elementary Band Festival

Megan Brandt, Social Media Reporter
November 20, 2015
Filed under Arts, Music Scene

The first annual elementary band festival went off with a blast on Monday, Nov 9 in the Stillwater Area High School gym. "I am excited to perform, and I hope all the kids are excited too," senior Claire Weber said. Stillwater Wind Symphony students began setting up the event at 2:30. The sixth g...

Concert Wind Symphony haunts the ELC

Concert Wind Symphony haunts the ELC

Taylor Johnston, Social Media Editor
October 28, 2015
Filed under Arts, Multimedia, Music Scene, Photo Slide Shows

Concert Wind Symphony is hosting a haunted maze in the ELC on Oct. 30 from 5 p.m to 10 p.m. Tickets will be $5 for kids and $7 for adults. They are hosting this haunted maze in hopes to raise enough money for each student so they are able to go on a trip to Washington D.C. On April 31 Concert Wind...

Students surprised by music mix up

Tessa Rosa, Online Editor-In-Chief
May 13, 2015
Filed under Arts, Music Scene

In each aspect of high school, there is one big event that groups prepare for. For sports it is state, academics it is finals, for music it is contest. Contests are very important to musicians because it is a chance for them to play music for three judges as well as an audience of other ensembles an...

Walker Art Center produces Rock the Garden line up

Tiffany Horwath, Team Lead Editor
April 30, 2015
Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Music Scene, Twin Cities Venues

On June 2o and 21 bands will be taking over the stage at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. 10 bands from Minnesota -- punk legends to rock-and-roll history icons -- will be performing at this two day music festival. Rock the Garden is an annual musical festival that was first started by the art center in 1998. By 2008 the fe...

Pops concert brings musical year to a close

Pops concert brings musical year to a close

Jessica Thomas, Print Editor-in-Chief
April 28, 2015
Filed under Arts, Music Scene

An end of the year extravaganza is what the choir students look forward to as they breach closer to the close. On May 21, the Stillwater choirs will perform once again in their annual Pops concert. The concert consists of three choirs. The choirs involved are varsity choir, belle chanter and concert c...

Spring tours, a seniors last high school adventure

Calli Clay, Social Media Editor
April 12, 2015
Filed under Arts, Music Scene

Once a year, the concert orchestra tours different places around the United States for a weekend as a way to share their music. This year the orchestra is going to St. Louis, Missouri from April 9-12. On tour, they will share their talents with schools who may learn something from them and vice versa. These tours are meant as a way for a musical group...

Varsity and Friends provides heartwarming entertainment

Varsity and Friends provides heartwarming entertainment

Dan Gorman, Distribution Reporter
March 24, 2015
Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Music Scene, Photo Slide Shows

The Varsity and Friends orchestra concert was a concert that allowed elementary kids to not only watch the high school's Varsity Orchestra play, but also to play alongside them. This concert gave the SAHS elementary school district kids, who are in orchestra, the opportunity to see what orchestra is lik...

NHS puts on a successful winter Coffeehouse

NHS puts on a successful winter Coffeehouse

Lexie Sherrick, Editor-in-chief
December 24, 2014
Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Music Scene

A glow of a light calmly hits the performers' face as they sing different melodies and tunes. The walls are lined with sparkling snowflake cutouts inside a black room with a large sign above the stage in big letters spelling out “COFFEEHOUSE ‘14” with Christmas lights around it.  Coffeehouse is a performance put on by the Na...

Eminem drops new album, “Shady XV”

Eminem drops new album, “Shady XV”

Kyle Alvarez, Advertising Editor
December 8, 2014
Filed under Arts, Music Scene

Eminem's new 2014 album "Shady XV" is coming out Nov. 24, and it is expected to be a compilation album performed by multiple artists from Shady Records. The album is going to be two discs, with the first disc containing new songs from artists from Shady Records, and the second disc containing all the...

Doomtree rocks the local music scene

Doomtree rocks the local music scene

Braden Cousineau, Social Media Reporter
November 17, 2014
Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Music Scene

Doomtree is a local music group that holds concerts annually in the metro each December. It consists of seven artists: Dessa, Cecil Otter, P.O.S, Sims, Mike Mictlan, Paper Tiger, and Lazerbeak. Doomtree has been putting on these concerts for almost a decade and they are a huge hit every year. As a h...

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