From a high school gym to the Bill Snyder Family Stadium, a few WHS students made a big step up in band class. Wabaunsee graduates Jacob Daley and Jessica Vanstory and students Matthew Vanstory and Isabelle Stuhlsatz performed in the K-State All-Star band after hours of practice.
Wabaunsee High School’s band is traveling to Mission Valley High School tonight for the annual Joint concert between the two schools.
Music has always been an integral part of me, and I see certain periods of my life documented throughout the music I listened to at that time. This list was extremely difficult to curate, but after heavy thought, I compiled this list.
How often do your parents ask you about what you learn in school? What concerns about curriculum have they shared with you?
WHS is expanding opportunities for students to enroll in fine arts classes. Wabaunsee High School has recently added a new guitar class that will be taught by current band and choir teacher Jamie Rogers.
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 →