Two weeks ago I got the news that I, along with sophomore Sarah Vanstory, had made the Kansas Choral Directors Association 2020 All-State Treble Choir. I was super excited at first. It is such a huge accomplishment. Only about 75 high school girls across the entire state of Kansas get into the choir each summer, and this is the second year for both Sarah and I to make it. I made it my sophomore year, and Sarah made it last year.
The WHS band and choir are tuning up for their 2019 Winter Concert tonight, featuring holiday classics and some melodious newcomers. The band will perform a french carol called “Echoes de Noel,” “Cartoon Christmas” and “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas.” The band will also play “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” trombone player senior Luke Stuhlsatz’s favorite song of the set. "It's the most upbeat song we're doing," Stuhlsatz said.
Senior Luke Stuhlsatz and junior Bernice Poulter had the opportunity to play in the K-State All Star Marching Band at the first K-State home game August 31. “To get into the band we had to be nominated by Mr. Philbrook and fill out some forms,” Poulter said. “Then we had to be chosen by the directors of the band. We were sent the music after we were accepted into the band. We had to learn it before hand and mark it with our movements in the marches.”
In April, Taylor Swift released her first single from her seventh album, “Lover.” When “ME!” was released, we reviewed the single along with looking back to our childhoods and how they were affected by Tay Tay. After the full album’s release on Friday, it’s time to see whether the old Taylor is back.
Music teacher Richard Philbrook directs the choir at the Mission Valley/Wabaunsee joint concert in March. Current Mission Valley teacher Jamie Rogers will take over for Philbrook next year. Photo by Mikayla Wagner. WHS band and choir teacher Richard Philbrook is retiring after 11 years at WHS. Philbrook began teaching 43 years ago and has made... Continue Reading →
To celebrate the impending release of a new Swift album, Laurel Barber and Kaytlyn Meseke discuss her importance in their lives Who’s your favorite artist who writes songs about her exes? That’s right it’s T. Swift. Taylor Swift has recently released a new single, which has made us look back at our childhood and how... Continue Reading →
April 10, the WHS band and choir travelled to Louisburg, Kansas to compete in the State Band and Choir competition. The band received a superior I rating for its performance of Brighton Beach and Call of the Wild. The choir, just 2 points short of a I rating, received a II with its performance of... Continue Reading →