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Last Dance Recital Features Exchange Students

Last Dance Recital Features Exchange Students

Kaitlyn Cashdollar, Editor-in-Chief
May 23, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Performing Arts, Showcase

This dance concert was a special event due to the variety of originally composed dances. There was a total of four dances that were choreographed by students this semester. Two of these were done by exchange students who were taking the class. Godwill Ofori-Atuahene (12) was one of the exchange stud...

Band Ends the Year with Award Concert

Band Ends the Year with Award Concert

Hanny Chairunnisa, Reporter
May 12, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase

The Manitou Springs High School Band successfully held the end of the year concert on May 10th. This concert was special because it was the last time the seniors would perform in a MSHS Band concert. As well, awards and honors would be given to students who showed leadership and skill throughout t...

Band Improves Festival Scores From Last Year

Band Improves Festival Scores From Last Year

Kaitlyn Cashdollar, Senior Reporter
May 5, 2017
Filed under Music, Showcase

Last year, Manitou Springs High School Symphonic Band competed in a prestigious competition called CHSAA Large Group and Solo & Ensemble Festival. They played the pieces "Overture for Winds" by Charles Carter and "The Thunderer" by John Philip Sousa. They scored II's across the board, I being the b...

Review: Beauty and the Beast

Review: Beauty and the Beast

Ariana Silvi, Reporter
May 4, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

The new movie "Beauty and The Beast" is definitely one to see. Usually, princess movies by Disney express the idea that girls need the help of a man. This new Disney movie, however, is not like the rest. Belle is played by Emma Watson and the Beast is played by Dan Stevens. Belle is an i...

The Art of an Art Show

The Art of an Art Show

Spencer Briggs-Hale, Reporter
May 3, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The Manitou Art Show, which started on Friday and will go for for the next week, displayed student artwork and creativity. As visitors walk in, they are greeted by Bob Ross. The student's art work is set to the backdrop of the Garden of the Gods that is seen through the window. This lets the audien...

Review: Plaid is Rad

Review: Plaid is Rad

Spencer Briggs-Hale, Reporter
April 28, 2017
Filed under Performing Arts, Showcase

The Sound of Plaid: Forever Plaid, is the story of a musical group who reached the height of their popularity in the 1950's. They came back from purgatory for one last chance at a show stopping performance. The play was written by Stuart Ross. It is a comedic tale that deals with death and love. Mani...

Upcoming Talent Show

Upcoming Talent Show

Sarah Bogush, Warhorse Editor-In-Chief
April 27, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

As far as we're concerned, Manitou has never officially put on its own talent show. That's changing this year as Student Council has decided to add a talent show to the upcoming Green & Gold day assembly, which takes place on Wednesday, May 17. If you or a group of friends are interested in...

What You Need to Know About the Upcoming Musical

What You Need to Know About the Upcoming Musical

Abi Beebe, Guest Correspondent
February 7, 2017
Filed under Performing Arts

How to Audition for the Sound of Plaid 1. Sign up outside the Theater Lab 2. Pick up an audition sheet and fill it out. Putting down an accurate schedule is important! 3. Find a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue, comedy or light drama and memorize/work it. 4. Look at the following YouTube videos of ...

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...

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