The Kirkwood Call

Thursday night is the band’s night

Rebecca Friesen, KSD director of bands, plays with her son.
Ava Duggin, features writer May 14, 2020

It’s 6 p.m. on a Thursday night in “the Wood.” Rebecca Friesen, KSD director of bands, would usually be in downtown Kirkwood enjoying the annual summer concert series. But tonight she stands on her...

The dream team

Rebecca Friesen is in her second year as the head band director at KHS.
Henry Chappell, sports writer December 4, 2019

Nathan Hopkins- Junior Nathan Hopkins has been in the Kirkwood band for four years. During that time Hopkins has won silver at the solo and ensemble state festival. Most importantly, however, he...

Photo gallery: band concert 2/28/19

Phebe Hammond, sophomore, plays her clarinet at the band concert.
Mia Alexander and Morgan Gindler March 8, 2019

KHS band performed a concert Feb. 28. The end-of-winter performance showcased the concert, symphonic and wind ensemble bands. Each section performed 2-3 pieces of music. "[This] was one of our better...

Music to my ears

Madelynn Gartland and Avery Rhoades perform with School of Rock.
Paisley Regester, features writer December 13, 2018

A passion for music can take many forms for students at KHS. Whether they are solo musicians, in bands or members of private music programs, performing both for online communities and live in front of...

Getting on her level

photo by Will Rives
Jack Matousek, features writer November 27, 2018

A freshman walks through the double doors leading into the language hallway on the first day of school. Passing the classes full of her peers she walks straight to where the upperclassmen are streaming...

Unified Night Lights

Unified Night Lights
Maddie Meyers, web managing editor October 8, 2018

Three hundred Kirkwood students will join together for the third annual unified game of flag football on Wed. Oct. 10. This event takes place in the E.L. Lyons Memorial Stadium at KHS and allows students...

Kindred spirit

Kindred spirit
Paisley Regester, features writer October 8, 2018

  For four KHS cheerleaders, halftime at football games is not a time for rest. Instead, they put down their poms, race to pick up their instruments from the sidelines, and join the band as...

Never enough

Never enough
Thomas Birmingham, print editor August 20, 2018

Once golden instruments are now rusted and out of tune. The four practice rooms never seem to be open. Some music stands are so old they can barely bend. Rebecca Friesen, KHS band director, said that...

Senior profile: Justin Battle

Senior profile: Justin Battle
Benji Wilton, features writer May 18, 2018

After spending the day walking through decorated halls and preparing for Turkey Day festivities, Justin Battle, senior, anxiously watches students and staff file into the David Holley Assembly Hall. For...

Senior Profiles: Aubrey Puryear

Senior Profiles: Aubrey Puryear
Brendan Davidson, sports writer May 8, 2018

Aubrey Puryear’s peers describe her in one word: caring. At KHS, she walks through the halls talking to her friends, an infectious smile on her face. She said she is looking forward to college because...

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