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

Celebrating Classical Music Month

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...

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

Band Ends the Year with Award Concert

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....

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...

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

Winter Band Concert Features New and Unique Music

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...

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

Fall Band Concert Successful

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

Band Performs Last Concert of Year

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...

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.

Manitou Band Earns “Excellent” Rating at CHSAA Festival

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...

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

Band Blows it out of the Water

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...

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...

Singer, keyboardist Garret Myers.

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

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...

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