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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: 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 ...

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...

Symphonic and Jazz Bands put on Fall Concert

Symphonic and Jazz Bands put on Fall Concert

Ashley Rodriguez, Senior Reporter
October 20, 2015
Filed under Music, Showcase

The Manitou Springs High School band had their first concert of the year on Thursday, October 15. The band has been working hard for this concert since the beginning of the year, but they had to stop rehearsing it at times in order to be able to practice the school song for the Homecoming Parade. ...

Up and Coming Artists of 2015

Up and Coming Artists of 2015

Bailey Visscher-Nickerson and Paige McKenna
September 3, 2015
Filed under Music

SZA is an alternative and R&B artist. She recently released an album called Z which features artists like Kendrick Lamar. SZA has a poppy relaxing kind of vibe, but should work on annunciating her lyrics. Leon Bridges is a retro soul artist, who has recently been noticed in the music world. His...

Bolder sound revives Drake’s appeal

Bolder sound revives Drake’s appeal

Hannah Kimmett, writer
March 20, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

Drake’s new album is such fire! Not only did he cop Beyoncé's method of dropping albums with zero press, he also dropped it at midnight on February 13, 2015, making to near impossible to know that the drop even happened. If you’re reading this you’re too late is by far Drake's best al...

In case you missed it: The Manitou Jazz and Symphonic Bands’ Spring Concert

In case you missed it: The Manitou Jazz and Symphonic Bands’ Spring Concert

Max Jonas Knaver, Writer
March 12, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Even inclement weather couldn't stop Manitou Bands from putting on their spring concert last Tuesday,  March 3rd, but that doesn't mean it didn't stop some from attending. Luckily, it's not too late to experience the full performance via SoundCloud. So whether you missed the concert due to homework...

Scar Sighted: A Leviathan Effort

Scar Sighted: A Leviathan Effort

Max Jonas Knaver, Writer
March 11, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

Stream the full album below via Spotify. It's no coincidence that black metal has a longstanding association with one-man acts, duos, and studio-only artists. Much of the thematic ideology that has permeated the genre since day one causes it, as a style, to be associated with darkness, isolation and the ...

Listen now: Four Nerds Discuss the Future of Music

Listen now: Four Nerds Discuss the Future of Music

Max Jonas Knaver, Writer
March 6, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

In the longest episode yet of Notes From The Nook, the usual suspects (and Brandon Fisher) wonder aloud where music is going in the coming years. Through heated debate, a few chuckles, and plenty of existential rambling, they discover truths that, from a certain twisted perspective, could be considered...

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