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Concerto soloists just announced

Brooke Knoll will be playing Claude Debussy’s Sacred and Profane dances on her harp, which she has been playing since she was six years old. “The Debussy dances were actually introduced to me by my cello teacher four years ago. I have loved them ever since,” Knoll says.
Kai Knudson, Copy Editor March 14, 2016

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...

Jonathan Luk’s musical journey to Juilliard

Luk says,“My first cello concerto, it was the first time [he] realized that [he] didn’t wanna sound like crap, and could actually do something with music.
Karisma Vang, Social Media Editor February 23, 2016

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...

Annual winter concert brings chills, in a good way

Amelia Schneider, Copy Editor January 14, 2015

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...

NHS puts on a successful winter Coffeehouse

NHS puts on a successful winter Coffeehouse
Lexie Sherrick, Editor-in-chief December 24, 2014

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...

Relentless focus assures satisfying success

Photo by Amelia Schneider  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...

Boys tennis team springs into action


Junior Matthew Treacy poses for picture before tennis practice. “It was definitely a building year, and hopefully with more upperclassmen and experience we can hold a better record,” said junior Matthew Treacy.
Brinna Dochniak April 16, 2014

  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....

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