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...

2016 Spring Dance Concert Finishes Production

Hayley Hamblin (12) Josh Chambers (11) perform a duet, The Mates of Soul by Taylor John Willaims.

Kaitlyn Cashdollar, Reporter

May 13, 2016

The annual spring dance concert was this past week. This concert included multiple of the dance classes combined. There were 21 dances overall. The combination of group dances, duets, and solos were very even. The music was used very creatively, and the dances were overall very well done. The...

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 ...

Upcoming Rock Concert: The Furzurds play the Flux Capacitor

Hunter Bogush (12) listens as the band's original,

Sarah Bogush, Reporter

March 9, 2016

Do you like music? Everyone likes music. There's a rock concert coming up this Sunday at the Flux Capacitor venue.  The bands of the night will include Flaural, MemoryBoy, Loanword, and our very own local band: The Furzurds. As an incentive, this concert is completely donation-based, so you could...

In case you missed it: The Manitou Jazz and Symphonic Bands’ Spring Concert

The Symphonic Band warms up on stage before diving into three complex and challenging songs.

Max Jonas Knaver, Writer

March 12, 2015

Even inclement weather couldn't stop Manitou Bands from putting on their spring concert last Tuesday,  March 3rd, but that doesn't mean it didn't stop some from attending. Luckily, it's not too late to experience the full performance via SoundCloud. So whether you missed the concert due to homework...

(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...

Band Brings Concert to New Levels

Taylor Mattson (11) plays lead guitar for the band room jazz band.

Elijah Abendroth and Calvin Kuhlman

December 19, 2014

  The band is gestured to stand from their seats by the new band director, Mr. Leve, to accept the applause as he bows on their behalf. The band has just ended an awesome concert with three intensely accented notes played in perfect synchronicity by the whole band at the end of the final song, "Ukrai...

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...

Franz Ferdinand: All the Right Grooves

A renovated movie theater, The Gothic Theater's art deco style fit perfectly with Franz Ferdinand's aesthetic.

Hannah Tooley

April 28, 2014

Last Monday night, I had an existential crisis, or maybe an existential breakthrough -- which was not what I planned when I stepped into The Gothic Theater, in Denver, to see Scottish rock band Franz Ferdinand (no, not the Archduke). I’m a graduating senior, which means I’m supposed to decide my...

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