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.

Zak Talbot, Sports Editor

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 it: by making music. And sing is exactly what eight Manitou Springs High School students did over...

End of the Year Choir Concert

Hayley Hamblin (12) conducts

Meghann Root and Sage Stevens

May 19, 2016

On Friday, the Manitou Springs Mustang Chorale put on their annual end of the year concert. Some of the repertoire included latin gospel pieces, madrigals and pieces based off of Robert Frost poems, one of which was "The Pasture" arranged by Z. Randall Stroope. The arrangement was directed by Hayley ...

Excelling through the arts

Even during his unfilled free block, Mr.Leve is working on music for the coming years.  Here he is captured transposing modern pop music into football game rally music for next year.

William Dillinder, Writer

March 5, 2015

  Upon passing by the band room on an early Tuesday morning, one may be serenaded by the sounds of complete chaos: randomization of scales, eardrum shattering attempts at “high C’s” in the trumpet section, and the flamboyant display of percussive obnoxiousness can all culminate into a cataclysm...

Winter Choir Concert is a Success (Listen here)

Choir students during the encore of

Sita Ahlen, Reporter

December 13, 2014

On the evening of Friday, December 12, the choir performed their annual winter concert in the old gym. Both the middle school and high school choirs sang songs representing different time periods and the acts that happened within them. "That was one of the best performances we've ever had of th...

The All-State Ensemble

MSHS choir students try outs for All-State. Rachael Bradshaw was selected for All State.

Spencer Aurand, Senior Reporter

November 19, 2014

Rachael Bradshaw describes herself as a social butterfly, always on the lookout for new opportunities to have fun. The 17-year-old Manitou senior said she hopes to make new friends and meet with the old during her chance to sing with hundreds of student musicians from across the state. Bradsha...

A Family of Singers: Manitou Choir Auditions for All State

Rachael Bradshaw (12) has loved to sing since she could talk. Her mother sparked her interest when she sung to Bradshaw as a child. Bradshaw started singing in choir in sixth grade, and says,

Sita Ahlen, Reporter

October 16, 2014

Editor's Note: Today, October 16, 2014, the choir students mentioned in this article will leave Manitou at 3:30 PM to audition for All State Honor Choir at Doherty High School.  Today, October 16, 2014, Manitou Springs High School's honor choir is traveling to Doherty High School in Colorado Springs ...

Say hello to Hello Dolly!

Irene Molloy (Isabel Dufford) sings with passion about her want for a husband. Irene wants a husband, but does not love Horace Vandergelder. She declares that she will wear an elaborate hat to impress a gentleman (

May 8, 2014

Over in Manitou Springs there was an old classic musical that was revitalized by the talented actors and actresses of Manitou Springs High School by the name of Hello Dolly! Most people would probably call Dolly Levi–the main lead in Hello Dolly!–an influencer or a connector, or some other jar...

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