The Pony Express

Dr. Colleen Bertsch is announced as the interim Concert Orchestra director for third quarter. In an email sent to students in Concert Orchestra, she gave an introductory message.

Dr. Colleen Bertsch to take over as interim Concert Orchestra director

Alex Steil, Online Editor-in-Chief January 18, 2021

Principal Rob Bach sent an email to members of the Concert Orchestra on Jan. 13, announcing that Dr. Colleen Bertsch will be the interim music director during third quarter. Bertsch is an adjunct lecturer...

The high school’s Concert Orchestra performed at SEC led by Orchestra Director Jerry Jones. The orchestra performed The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini, Rhosymedre by Vaughan Williams and Firebird by Stravinsky.

Jerry Jones returns to lead Concert Orchestra fall quarter

Sam Hart, Video Editor November 21, 2020

Jerry Jones returned to his former job as a high school orchestra teacher this fall. Former orchestra teacher  Zach Sawyer and his fiancee decided to move back to Boston to see his family.  “His...

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...

 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.

Concert orchestra travels to Kansas City

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...


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.

Community building within music programs

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...

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