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Musicians’ marks

A black smudge on the thumb of a Trombone player

Olivia Rekittke, web features editor

March 2, 2016

KHS band and orchestra students leave for all-state conference

KHS all-state orchestra students smile before their departure to the Lake of the Ozarks for Missouri Music Educators Association conference. From left to right: Kate Miller, Charlie Hamilton, Claire Lin, Pieter Boswinkel, Clayton Pokorny, Merrick Schnider, David Decker, Bella Boshara.

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...

Senior profile: Tom Florent

Senior profile: Tom Florent

David Reynolds, copy editor

April 22, 2015

November 2007, the No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks football team was undefeated. Kansas was riding sophomore quarterback Todd Reesing and six-year head coach Mark Mangino. The Jayhawks’ hopes of a perfect season for the first time since 1908 were thwarted when its rival No. 4 Missouri beat KU 36-28 in the annual...

Choose your view: Turkey Day pep rally

Ali Randazzo and Katie Woodruff

November 30, 2014

Have you ever been curious about how the annual Turkey Day pep rallies look from the perspective of the band, the different classes, or even the pep squads? Well, with this video you will be able to pick and view parts of the pep rallies from different perspectives of people involved.

Walking the line

Walking the line

Erin Kelly, features writer

October 8, 2014

Nerves before a performance are felt by every player of the 250 member Pioneer Pride Marching Band. It is noticeable in the little details of the band room’s pregame frenzy: the shaky hand pulling on a marching uniform or the jittery straightening of a hat, the last-minute cramming session on the ...

Melsha accepted to two All-American bands

Melsha accepted to two All-American bands

Olivia Rekittke, features writer

September 20, 2014

At the end of the 2013-14 school year, while most students were planning their vacations for the summer or purchasing new swimsuits, Jacob Melsha sent in tapes to NAfME (National Association for Music Education) as an audition for the NAfME All-National Jazz Band and the NAfME All-National Concert Band...

KHS hosts “Open House” to showcase new learning rooms

KHS hosts

Anna Mullendore, features writer

September 5, 2014

KHS is hosting an “Open House” event Friday, Sept. 5, 5-6:45 p.m., during which the Kirkwood community can view KHS’s newly renovated learning environments. The Band, Journalism and ATLAS spaces will be open for tours and at 7 p.m., the varsity football game against Lafayette begins. At half-...

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