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Concerto soloists just announced

Concerto soloists just announced

Kai Knudson, Copy Editor
March 14, 2016
Filed under Arts, Music Scene, Photo Slide Shows

Soloing is one of the most prestigious opportunities a musician can get. It also can be one of the most frightening moments in their musical career, being the focus of an entire audience. This wide spectrum of emotions is part of the Stillwater Concerto Concert. The Concerto Concert takes place...

Jonathan Luk’s musical journey to Juilliard

Jonathan Luk’s musical journey to Juilliard

Karisma Vang, Social Media Editor
February 23, 2016
Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows

The sound of the smooth bows sliding across strings and the movement of the conductor helping the orchestra stay together and maintain the beautiful piece must come to an end. With the tired arms that have come to a graceful halt, that is when one knows that the piece of music was absolutely wonderfu...

Annual winter concert brings chills, in a good way

Amelia Schneider, Copy Editor
January 14, 2015
Filed under Local News, News, Read & Watch

The winter concert on Dec. 21 and 22 was Stillwater Area High School’s annual concert of holiday music and entertainment. Six ensembles performed. Three of the six are prestigious “Concert” groups (Orchestra, Band and Choir) and the remaining three are the music programs’ after school ensembles. "So...

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...

Relentless focus assures satisfying success

Relentless focus assures satisfying success

Calli Clay, Social Media Editor
December 9, 2014
Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Photo Slide Shows

As the auditorium lights went down and the stage lights went up, the crowd silenced and the symphonic orchestra opened with Norman Leyden's Serenade for Strings: Prelude. On Nov. 20, Stillwater had  their annual fall concert. The concert began at 7:30 p.m. and lasted nearly two hours. The orches...

Boys tennis team springs into action

Boys tennis team springs into action

Brinna Dochniak
April 16, 2014
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

  The team is coached by Dave Kahl, who teaches ninth grade science at Stillwater Junior High.  He has been the varsity girls tennis coach since 2006 and also the varsity boys varsity coach since 2008.  The team philosophies emphasize a team concept, positive experience and promoting the game of tenn...

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