The Kirkwood Call

Wednesday Night Lights preview

Wednesday Night Lights preview

Melanie Witt, copy editor

September 19, 2017

Cheers erupt, poms rustle and the band plays “Varsity Valor” again, but this is not a typical KHS football game. Choosing between band, poms/cheer and flag football, KSD students with special needs will be invited to participate in this year’s “Wednesday Night Lights.” KHS will hold its second annual inclusive version of a high school football game, ...

Senior Column: Erin Kelly

Senior Column: Erin Kelly

Erin Kelly, managing editor

May 8, 2017

The summer before freshman year, I told my mom I was quitting band. I’d stuck with it through the three-hour middle school concerts and predictable laughter when people learned I played the trombone. I felt I’d patiently paid my musical dues, but I was done. I mean, I was headed to high school, fo...

Senior Profile: Jack Tuchschmidt

Senior Profile: Jack Tuchschmidt

Will Drury, copy editor

April 25, 2017

The goal of the portrait of a Pioneer isn’t to be number one. Rather, it values honesty, diversity and the pursuit of excellence, and nobody better embodies those traits better than Jack Tuschmidt. Focused on always improving himself both mentally and physically, Jack said he understands that it doesn’t...

The cost of music: priceless

The cost of music: priceless

Thomas Birmingham, news-features writer

April 7, 2017

  Luckily, Proposition K has passed, but this story serves as a reminder of the importance of the measure within the school district. Right now, there are over 290 third and fourth graders scattered across the district with a growing sense of excitement about the upcoming school year. Their ...

Photo gallery: KHS Symphony Orchestra goes to NYC

Photo gallery: KHS Symphony Orchestra goes to NYC

Kara Rieger and Malayna Vines and Jack Rittendale

March 16, 2017

One-hundred-six students in the Kirkwood Symphony Orchestra travelled to New York, NY to play in Carnegie Hall* Mar. 3-6. Patrick Jackson, Symphonic Orchestra conductor, has taught in KSD for 26 years and will retire at the end of this year. Jackson has taken the Symphonic Orchestra to play in NY three...

An auditioner’s adventure

Emma Verrill, guest writer

March 1, 2017

  Being a musician is all about overcoming obstacles. But for every hurdle cleared, there’s at least two more down the road. This is the case for both amatuer and professional musicians. I have been playing the bassoon—a large, woodwind instrument with the likeness of a bazooka—for almost...

All-State: a music overload

All-State: a music overload

Thomas Birmingham, news writer

February 27, 2017

Each year, on a frigid day in early December, the campus of Hickman High School (HHS) in Columbia, Mo. bustles with activity. Cars and buses pack the parking lot, some traveling over three hours, from all corners of Missouri. Through two large sets of double doors lies the school’s commons area, crammed...

Photo Gallery: The Pit

Photo Gallery: The Pit

Michael Galakatos, photographer

April 21, 2016

Underneath the stage in the Keating Theater, the pit is the place where the musicians play.

Musicians’ marks

Musicians’ marks

Olivia Rekittke, web features editor

March 2, 2016

KHS band and orchestra students leave for all-state conference

KHS band and orchestra students leave for all-state conference

Ben Cohen, breaking news editor

January 30, 2016

All-State band and orchestra left for Tan-Tar-A to perform at the Missouri Music Educators Association Conference Wednesday, Jan. 27. Students auditioned in Columbia, Mo. to determine acceptance into the all-state orchestra Dec. 5. The orchestra takes their seating tests to determine chair placement in...

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