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Minnesota Orchestra brass section holds new concert at St. Andrew’s Church

The Minnesota Orchestra's brass section stands and receives applause before the first half of their Holiday Brass concert at St. Andrew's Church Dec. 6. The highlights of the concert included

Alex Steil, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 8, 2020

The Minnesota Orchestra recently held a new holiday concert, “Holiday Brass.” The brass section of the MNO performed at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi and Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis Dec. 6 and 8. "The librarians are great. They gave me a whole bunch of arrangements. ...

Local music grants help music programs grow

Juniors Abbey Rademacher and Josie Haugen are sight-reading a piece called 'What Happens When A Women Takes Power.'

Jaynie Diaz, Graphics Editor

October 25, 2019

The Saint Croix Valley Foundation (SCVF) has opened registration for music program grants across Washington County and the St. Croix Valley. Private and public schools in the area have applied for the grants since the beginning of September. The SCVF has made a mark in the music programs. About $34 thousa...

Retired educators hold first ever Sweetheart Ball for school safety

Hannah Sween, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 16, 2019

The jazzy richness of a saxophone filled The Grand as a brother and sister danced together in a giggly, bumbling embrace. Parents, the jazz band, and attending adults looked on with cameras and smiles as the pair stumbled about. The children were some of the youngest members in attendance at th...

Patterson shows musical talent in many areas

Sherilyn Patterson played her saxophone during the Jazz band portion of the Winter Concerts on Dec. 16 and 17. She played oboe and English horn in the Wind Symphony and Concert Orchestra portions of the concert.

Ben Wrightsman, Video Editor

February 15, 2019

As students pass through their educational path, many tried wide variety of musical instruments. Maybe it is a trumpet, a guitar, or a pair of drumsticks. Music is one of the shining stars of the Stillwater Area High School curriculum. Throughout the years, the Stillwater music community continu...

Kaleidoscope concert finds new lens

Band teacher Joel Bryan conducts rehearsal for the Kaleidoscope concert.

Elsa Persson, Online Editor

October 5, 2018

A classic band tradition comes back to the stage this year, bringing even more challenges to the students performing than past years. Though they pour in their hardest work, they strive to uphold a lighthearted theme: joy. The Kaleidoscope concert is an annual fall concert that features all curri...

Musical ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ features new talent

Musical 'Bye Bye Birdie' features new talent

Madison Weispfenning, Editorial Cartoonist

April 6, 2018

The theater department is hard at work preparing for the spring musical "Bye Bye Birdie". Originally performed as a Broadway show called “Let’s Go Steady” in 1960, “Bye Bye Birdie” eventually became a musical movie known for their Elvis-based character Conrad Birdie. Bye Bye Birdie...

Krahn steals the show in spring musical

Photos by Aubrey Kelley

Ben Valerius, Announcements Editor

February 18, 2018

  Towering at 6’2 and regularly found dressed for success, Isaac Krahn is no ordinary senior. A student and cross country runner by day and now a rockstar by night, he recently was cast in the SAHS spring musical “Bye Bye Birdie,” playing the title character, Conrad Birdie. Usually found running...

Band department haunts ELC

Band department haunts ELC

Rose Junko, Business Editor

October 27, 2017

On October 28, The band department hosts its annual Haunted ELC, were they turn the ELC into a haunted house and scare the guests in costume. The band charges for admission which they use for new instruments, traveling and repairs. This is one of the programs most popular and successful fundraisers of...

Administrators update cell phone regulation policy

Administrators update cell phone regulation policy

Levi Gregg, Copy Editor

October 21, 2017

High school administrators enacted the updated cell phone policy to formally differentiate cell phones from "nuisance items"; however, stricter guidelines raise concern in some teachers over the potential banning of cell phones from the high school. This fall, the high school implemented the first stand...

Effects of construction felt around building, many eager for completion

Effects of construction felt around building, many eager for completion

Anna Koenning, Copy Editor

October 25, 2016

The clangs and clanks of construction ring through school daily, but the effects of construction on people are more than just a headache. Though teachers encounter roadblocks like disruptions to the classroom and flooding, they ultimately anticipate the finished building eagerly. Since passing the...

Music festivals display unique fashion

Soundset and other modern musical festivals can oftentimes show off the weirder side of people and society through the clothing choices of the audience and performers. “Today it is not uncommon to see anything under the sun, or little of anything, on stage and in the audience,” Band Director Dennis Lindsay says.

Kai Knudson, Copy Editor

April 28, 2016

Music, as a highly-expressive art form, tends to bring out a certain artsy atmosphere and personality to those around it, for the performers as well as the audience. Festivals tend to be places of new and interesting fashion choices. These dress choices represent what people listen to and where th...

New teacher puts on spring band concert

The curtain rises on the Holiday concert, in which Stillwater bands, orchestras, and choirs all performed for a sold out audience in the Stillwater High School Auditorium. Audience members comment that the show was very well done.

Andrew Wiegel, Photographer

April 5, 2016

As you walk into a Varsity Band practice, you hear the tubas, trumpets, and French horns, among the other instruments. The band members are practicing for their annual spring concert, which will be held on March 17, in the auditorium. This year's spring concert will be special, because it is t...

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