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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...

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 ...

Sound Nook Session: My Name Is Harriett

Sound Nook Session: My Name Is Harriett

Becca Heiniger, Ryan Cantwell, and Hannah Kimmett
March 8, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sound Nook Sessions

The Prospector recently had a visit from a local artist, “My Name Is Harriett”. Harriett works as a private counselor at the Community Preparatory School (CPS), but has another job as a loop artist. Harriett, as a loop artist, has songs that aren’t exactly the same for each performance,...

Sound Nook Sessions: Nikk From Defy You Stars

Sound Nook Sessions: Nikk From Defy You Stars

Bella Galardo, Reporter
October 5, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sound Nook Sessions

The Prospector recently got to sit down with Nikk Banos from Denver band Defy You Stars. Nikk, the lead singer and guitarist, shared some of his new songs that he is working on for the band and answered questions. Defy You Stars has opened up for bands like Metro Station, Ghost Town, Shatterproo...

Modern Suspects: a name, a band that just might grow on you

Modern Suspects: a name, a band that just might grow on you

Avery Norwood and Bella Galardo
September 30, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sound Nook Sessions

Modern Suspects is a band based out of Denver. They often play at local venue, The Black Sheep. After about three years of working on the Claymore Disco project, the three musicians, Tyler Frees, Garret Myers, and Bart Williams, decided to pursue their own line of music, creating the band, Moder...

Notes From The Nook (Episode 3)

March 2, 2015
Filed under Sound Nook Sessions, Uncategorized

When most hear that a band has been produced, they recoil in horror in the same way they most do when hearing about GMOs. Are they correct in responding in this way? Joined this week by Tim Hilt and Max Hexom, Aidan Epstein and Max Jonas Knaver ponder if the process behind the way music is produced,...

(General)ly Speaking dispatches “The General”

(General)ly Speaking dispatches “The General”

William Dillinder and Leland Spangler
February 11, 2015
Filed under Music, Showcase, Sound Nook Sessions

Welcome to The Prospector's first ever Tiny Desk Concert! This is an event where The Prospector brings talented musicians into the school's radio room for a miniature concert. They record, interview, and experience an afternoon in the life of the student musician. This article will feature "The G...

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