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Jones retires after 39 years of teaching

Jones retires after 39 years of teaching

Cory Spawn, Broadcast Managing Editor

April 30, 2015

  Each morning around seven o'clock, orchestra teacher Jerry Jones walks past a sign saying, “Enter these doors with an unrelenting sense of urgency,” followed by members of Concert Orchestra  for morning sectionals.  They all come not just because they like to play their instruments, but because of a teacher tha...

Concert orchestra travels to Kansas City

 Senior Nick Alm lets a Kansas State School for the Blind student touch a violin after a performance while on tour to Kansas City on April 10-13.

Ryan Burger

April 14, 2014

  On Apr. 13, the Stillwater concert orchestra looks to complete a grueling, fast-paced, four day trip that reaches all the way to Kansas City. They will have two performances and the trip will feature a couple master classes as well, to enhance the group’s abilities. The orchestra will depart on Apr. Kansas City was chosen because it is p...

Community building within music programs


On Nov. 12, Concert Orchestra performed in the concert organization’s fall concert. Seniors Natalie Tri, Aidan Hybertson, junior Michaela Byland, and senior Jarden Allen play the violin. Featuring pieces included “Orpheus in the Underworld” by Offenbach and the final movement of “The New World Symphony” by Dvorak.

Ellie Anderson

November 27, 2013

The music groups at Stillwater Area High School have created a close community. The different music groups are creating inseparable bonds with each other through different events that they do as an ensemble. The Belle Chanter recently had a retreat. The band had a lock-in and the Jazz Band will be goi...

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