Celebrating Classical Music Month

Talia Traxler (11) laughs after finishing a scale on her cello.

Mackenna Yount, Copy Editor

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 so important to people throughout history, yet it has still managed to slip through the fingers of other musicians. ...

Band Ends the Year with Award Concert

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

Hanny Chairunnisa, Reporter

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. 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

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...

Winter Band Concert Features New and Unique Music

Bryce VanDerveer (12) was the first student to play an original composition at a Manitou band concert. His piece was called,

Kaitlyn Cashdollar, Senior Reporter

January 10, 2017

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...

Fall Band Concert Successful

The first chair flute Alena Akse(11) in the MSHS symphonic band was playing a solo

Yuji Zhong, Reporter

October 28, 2016

A fall band concert was held at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, October 26 at The Manitou Springs Elementary School. The bands members and the band's director Terry Leve were all dressed in black suits and dresses. The MSHS String Ensemble, Jazz Band and Symphonic Band joined the concert. This is Leve's third...

Band Performs Last Concert of Year

The seniors line up to be told things Leve thinks are great about them (Meghann Root)

Anela Wright, reporter

May 12, 2016

  On May 10, the Manitou Springs high school band performed at their last concert of the 2015-2016 school year. It was an emotional night full of goodbyes to the seniors and awards given to the most determined musicians. Alena Akse (10), Mollie Anderson (9), Mason Aurand (11), Marc Ekker ...

Manitou Band Earns “Excellent” Rating at CHSAA Festival

Sophomores, Paxton Wolfe and Braeden Lewis,  play their first song during the performance. Three judges sat in the auditorium, and very few people sat in the audience.

Sita Ahlen, Sports and Activities Editor

May 4, 2016

The symphonic band piled on the bus early Friday morning and waited nervously for their arrival at Wasson High School in Colorado Springs, for "Festival" hosted by CHSAA. Here, they would perform a series of tasks and eventually be judged on their playing abilities. The band filed into the high...

Band Blows it out of the Water

Luke Ganger (12) plays the trombone during the jazz band, Ganger is a four-year band member.

James Baker, Becca Heiniger, and Zach McGee

March 5, 2016

  The MSHS jazz and symphonic band performed at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2. Both bands worked hard all the way from their last concert in December till Wednesday night. Everyone performed extremely well, particularly all the soloists including Agnes Navaratne, Mason Aurand, Kellen Rei...

Symphonic and Jazz Bands put on Fall Concert

Symphonic and Jazz Bands put on Fall Concert

Ashley Rodriguez, Senior Reporter

October 20, 2015

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. ...

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...

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