The Kirkwood Call

KHS Orchestra Storms the Windy City

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Mia Alexander, Writer

May 21, 2018

Her fingers rapidly flipped through the pages of her music book, searching for the right starting point as the rest of the class clutched their bows into playing position. Lilly Van Rees, freshman, in the Symphonic Orchestra’s bass line, prepares to practice “Hoedown” by Aaron Copland. “Hoedown” is one of t...

Photo gallery: KHS Symphony Orchestra goes to NYC

The KHS Symphony Orchestra played four pieces in Carnegie Hall Mar. 5.

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...

Orchestra winter concert Dec. 7

Patrick Jackson, orchestra teacher, makes an introductory speech while the symphonic orchestra waits to play their first song at the 2016 winter concert Dec. 7. Jackson included his goodbyes to the audience since this is his last year teaching at KHS before retiring. “It was great hearing everyone share their memories and stories about [Mr. Jackson’s] long teaching career,” Hailey Chellis, junior and member of the symphonic orchestra, said. “[Mr. Jackson] seemed really pleased with the concert. [The concert] was a phenomenal close to his time here at Kirkwood.”

Allie Hickenbotham and Jane Stewart

December 9, 2016

  The KHS Orchestra held their annual winter concert in Keating Theater Wednesday Dec. 7. The Concert and Symphonic Orchestra played that evening and performed in front of an audience full of parents, friends and alumni. Patrick Jackson, orchestra teacher, confirmed that he will retire this year after teaching for ...

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