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 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

Abendroth plays the opening chords to Young the Giant's

Sage Stevens, Reporter

March 28, 2016

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

As Harriett sings the main vocal part of her song she becomes louder and more passionate. Her personal style of looping starts with percussion, then violin melody, then vocals.

Becca Heiniger, Ryan Cantwell, and Hannah Kimmett

March 8, 2016

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

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

Singer, keyboardist Garret Myers.

Avery Norwood and Bella Galardo

September 30, 2015

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

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”

Dillinder has been drumming since 6th grade but his music career started in kindergarten when he began to learn piano. Dilinder's drumming technique was altered to account for the cramped space and changed set up,

William Dillinder and Leland Spangler

February 11, 2015

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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