The Pony Express

Romportl auditions for All-State

Joey Costa, Advertising Editor

February 25, 2015

In people's minds, all-state in any sport is a huge achievement. This is also true for the music department and all the students. Just like throwing the ball or whacking a puck, playing the strings is not a simple thing. On March 20, junior Teresa Romportl will audition for the all-state orchestra....

Relentless focus assures satisfying success

Photo by Amelia Schneider </strong><br /> Concert features an eclectic jumble of music from the four different orchestra ensembles. Each group plays a variety of music, from Mendelssohn to Mozart to Rutter. Junior Jonathan Luk, Concert Orchestra member, practices after school to prepare for the concert. Sophomore Ava Coleman commented, “The pieces [Symphonic Orchestra plays] are kind of a mix of music. They seem fairly simple but have certain aspects to them that needed to be tweaked and mended.”

Calli Clay, Social Media Editor

December 9, 2014

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...

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