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Bryce Van Derveer Shares his Passion for the Ukulele

Bryce Van Derveer Shares his Passion for the Ukulele

Kaitlyn Cashdollar, Senior Reporter
January 30, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sound Nook Sessions

https://soundcloud.com/mshsprospector/bryce-van-derveer-presents-under-palm-trees Bryce Van Derveer (12) was recently the first person to ever perform an original composition at a Manitou Springs High School band concert. He made up his own small ensemble and played his ukulele Christmas song, titled...

Winter Band Concert Features New and Unique Music

Winter Band Concert Features New and Unique Music

Kaitlyn Cashdollar, Senior Reporter
January 10, 2017
Filed under Performing Arts, Showcase

This band concert was unique from others because unlike the past, they only had two group pieces for each different band. Before they had it where they did three or more group pieces, and maybe a few ensembles. This concert, they had many ensembles and very few group pieces. The strings ensemble...

Review: “‘Awaken, My Love!'” Was Worth the Wait

Review: “‘Awaken, My Love!'” Was Worth the Wait

Mo Heinger, Reporter
December 12, 2016
Filed under Reviews, Showcase

After a noticeable hiatus, "Childish Gambino" ha returned to the music scene with an album that has a sound unlike any other. This addition to the artist's long list of hit songs was definitely worth the wait and here's why.

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Review: “Wild World” by Bastille

Review: “Wild World” by Bastille

October 10, 2016
Filed under Reviews, Showcase

On September 9th, 2016, Bastille released their new album, "Wild World". Bastille is described as a British indie pop band. Before "Wild World", they had four other albums, "Bad Blood", "VS. (Other People's heartache)"," Other People's Heartache", and "Other People's Heartache pt. 2.". "Pompeii" from...

Manitou Band Earns “Excellent” Rating at CHSAA Festival

Manitou Band Earns “Excellent” Rating at CHSAA Festival

Sita Ahlen, Sports and Activities Editor
May 4, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Performing Arts

The symphonic band piled on the bus early Friday morning and waited nervously for their arrival at Wasson High School in Colorado Springs, for "Festival" hosted by CHSAA. Here, they would perform a series of tasks and eventually be judged on their playing abilities. The band filed into the high...

Review: Rejjie Snow: Something a Little Different in the Rap Game

Review: Rejjie Snow: Something a Little Different in the Rap Game

Kieran Lynch, Reporter
April 26, 2016
Filed under Music

The rap and hip-hop culture in the U.K. and greater European area has been expanding since the early 2000's. This has resulted in an extensive number of sub-genres, such as grime rap. Grime was a backlash against the commercializations of the hip hop industry in the U.K. The genre got its start in the ...

Sound Nook Sessions: Emma Abendroth Performs Genres from Rap to Indie

Sound Nook Sessions: Emma Abendroth Performs Genres from Rap to Indie

Sage Stevens, Reporter
March 28, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sound Nook Sessions

Emma Abendroth (11) has been singing at local coffee shops for the past year. "I have been singing for as long as I can remember," she says. The Prospector was fortunate enough to host a sound nook session, in which she played covers of "Sorry" by Justin Bieber, "No Diggity" by Chet Faker,"Broadripple ...

The Furzurds: “The World Needs Rock & Roll”

The Furzurds: “The World Needs Rock & Roll”

Sarah Bogush, Reporter
February 24, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase

"Funny. Loud. Eternal. Raw." are all words to describe The Furzurds. The Furzurds are a psychedelic, shock rock band. Since the end of 2015, when they formed, they've already been recognized by a few locals, so it's clear this band is going places. Now, the question of how they formed. Hunter Bogu...

Review: Panic! at the Disco Releases New Album

Review: Panic! at the Disco Releases New Album

Sage Stevens, Reporter
January 27, 2016
Filed under Reviews, Showcase

"Death of a Bachelor," released on January 15, is the fourth album released by Panic! At The Disco. This album contains a new sound, which is unexpected for a band, but when the fact that Brendon Urie is the only remaining original member is taken into consideration, this is understandable. Unfortunately,...

Choir Receives Grand Piano Donation

Choir Receives Grand Piano Donation

Gianni Truscelli and Ryan Cantwell
December 1, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

A baby grand piano was donated to MSHS choir teacher, Mr. Killian. This donation is very special, and is valued around $25,000. "It's crazy to get a gift at this high of a price, and from someone you don't even know," Killian said. The piano was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Christensen. Mrs. Christiansen's father...

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