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Concert orchestra explores music in Boston

Concert orchestra explores music in Boston

Chas Morgan, Layout Editor

March 11, 2019

As the orchestra students prepare for their trip to Boston, Mas. their teacher and director, Zach Sawyer is just as excited as they are. Sawyer, who has been Stillwater's director for the past four years, orchestrates a trip every year. “Concert Orchestra goes on a trip every spring.  We choose a ...

Ninth grade talent, Alex Steil, introduced to Con Amici

Ninth grade talent, Alex Steil, introduced to Con Amici

Mikayla Cousineau, Distribution Reporter

December 22, 2017

The holidays are cram time for the members of the music department as they prepare for a horde of winter concerts and talent shows. Among the mix this year is freshman Alex Steil, the first ever ninth grader to feature their talent in the Con Amici orchestra. Along with a handful of other eighth g...

Cycling away

Cycling away

Owen Landrud, Social Media Reporter

April 28, 2017

Biking is a classic tradition to enjoy the world and get some overdue exercise, and now students have made it just that much easier to get outside and onto a bike. Juniors Lars Johnson and Fred LeClaire, have taken it upon themselves to provide such a service for anyone who wants to ride no ma...

‘Pippin’: cast prepares for spring musical

‘Pippin’: cast prepares for spring musical

Teagan Andrews, Copy Editor

January 7, 2017

    Pippin the musical comes this spring 2017. The five time Tony Award winning musical will be put on by students this spring in the auditorium. Auditions took place on Dec. 8 and 9 for Katelyn Larson, the choir director, and Grif Sadow, the theatre director. A lot of students showed up to t...

STEM and liberal arts offer opportunities beyond high school

STEM and liberal arts offer opportunities beyond high school

Travis Jacobson, Social Media Reporter

November 7, 2016

According to the American Association of Colleges and Universities, by their 50's, students who majored in a liberal arts degree earn about $2,000 more than students who majored in professional degrees. Culturally and socially, arts are important to students. Arts encourage students to express themselv...

Winter concert brings holiday cheer

Winter concert brings holiday cheer

Mary Burchill, Fashion Blog Editor

January 12, 2016

Bringing music together and captivating audiences is something Stillwater Area High School is becoming known for with the award-winning high school music department. The Winter Concert is a music department tradition bringing together the Orchestra, band and choir for a holiday cheer masterpiece. ...

Zach Sawyer conducts first orchestra concert

Zach Sawyer conducts first orchestra concert

Sam DiStefano, Photographer

December 7, 2015

As the orchestra students walked on stage for the first time on Nov. 12, they were nervous. For some it was their first time playing on this stage. But this was also the first time Zach Sawyer has conducted his own orchestra. Not just one orchestra either, he conducted three orchestras and also got ...

Music department puts on annual Rummage Sale

Music department puts on annual Rummage Sale

Jonathan Rustad, Copy Editor

October 27, 2015

This year's annual rummage sale took place Oct. 10 and is one of the many fundraisers that the music department has planned. The rummage sale happens every year and raises money for all three areas of the music department, the band, orchestra and choir.  The sale is run by parents of the musi...

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