It’s an Honor to be in Honor Band

Boulder Honor Band members Devin Rocha (11) and Hailey Matas (12) at their concert in Boulder.
March 12, 2020

The Honor Band took part in a concert at CU Boulder from February 27th to 29th. The experience was both fun and adventurous for many of MSHS's own students like Devin Rocha (11) and Hailey Matas (12),...

Choir Students Shine in the Spotlight at Honor Choir Concert

Atraya Christiansen (11) practices for a concert with classmates. She was one of the eight MSHS students to sing in the Honor Choir.
November 29, 2018

There is nothing quite like music, whether it’s the soft, slow piano of classical or the deafening screams of heavy metal. Music inspires us, teaches us, and builds us up, and not just by listening to...

Celebrating Classical Music Month

Talia Traxler (11) laughs after finishing a scale on her cello.
October 8, 2018

September was Classical Music month, a time to celebrate musicians, composers, and conductors such as Bach, Mozart, and dedicated students pursuing their musical dreams. Classical music has been...

Review: Coco Beautifully Captures Mexican Tradition and Culture

Review: Coco Beautifully Captures Mexican Tradition and Culture
April 5, 2018

The Disney Pixar movie, "Coco", hit theaters in November of 2017, and it was an instant hit. Directed by longtime Pixar director, Lee Unkrich, movie lovers of all types will instantly adore this...

Review: Three Days Grace Bounces Back With New Album Despite Losing Lead Singer

Review: Three Days Grace Bounces Back With New Album Despite Losing Lead Singer
April 5, 2018

The album "Outsider" is the second album by Three Days Grace, a Canadian rock band founded in 1992. Up until January of 2013 the band consisted of the lead singer, Adam Goutier; the bass guitarist,...

Review: The Revolution of “Black Panther” is Live

MSHS student, Riley Jungbauer (10), made his piece,
March 16, 2018

SPOILERS!: The cultural impact that Black Panther has made in the months leading up to its release is nothing short of extraordinary. With its all black cast and the biggest budget ever given to an...

Band Ends the Year with Award Concert

Alena Akse (11) and Braeden Lewis (11) start off the woodwind section of the jazz band with
May 12, 2017

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....

Band Improves Festival Scores From Last Year

Band Improves Festival Scores From Last Year
May 5, 2017

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...

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

Review: Rejjie Snow: Something a Little Different in the Rap Game
Rejjie Snow is showing us something that seems increasingly rare in the rap game, real passion.
April 26, 2016

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...

The Furzurds: “The World Needs Rock & Roll”

Hunter Bogush (12) (left) and Darrin Proudfoot (11) (right) jam to their original song,
February 24, 2016

"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...

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