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Band performs at Edina concert contest

Band performs at Edina concert contest

Hannah Leff and Lukas Levin
April 28, 2017
Filed under Student Life

Band teacher Steven Schmitz said he was proud when the band received a superior rating for the second year in a row and the second time in the band’s history. According to Schmitz, the band traveled to Edina High School April 24 to perform in a large group contest with other schools. “It...

Sophomore explores music through the ukulele

Sophomore explores music through the ukulele

Samyu Yenamandra
April 17, 2017
Filed under Profiles, Student Profiles

Sophomore Lexi Lee began playing the ukulele in eighth grade after being inspired to do so by her mentor at camp Unistar. “I started in, I think, the fall of eighth grade,” Lexi Lee said. “My camp counselor played it and I just think it’s a really cool instrument so I wanted to play it to...

Band hosts POPS concert

Band hosts POPS concert

Hannah Leff
March 10, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

Band hosted the 14th annual POPS concert in the auditorium after a pizza dinner March 6. Band 9, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble each performed a set during the concert with solos from sophomore Henry Hein, sophomores Lexi Lee and Marco Giovannelli and senior Julien Shadle. The songs paid t...

Band performs at middle school

Band performs at middle school

Makagbe Kuyateh
March 8, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

When the Park band held its concert at the middle school Feb. 13, they pushed hard to persuade middle schoolers to either start band or continue participating in band in high school, according to band teacher Hannah Pagel. Freshman Morganna Oberdorfer said she wants middle schoolers to continue band b...

Band prepares for POPS

Band prepares for POPS

Makagbe Kuyateh
March 1, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life, Uncategorized

Junior Kaylee Baumann worked hard for Band’s annual POPS concert and she’s excited to present the songs to the audience. Band director Steven Schmitz said those who attend the POPS concert will have music and dinner at the cafeteria then hear the band in auditorium right after. “There is a pi...

Band plays at Mall of America

Makayla Jones-Klausing, Sumaya Mohamed, and Annabella Strathman
December 20, 2016
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

When Band director Steve Schmitz received an email asking the band to play at the Mall of America, he said he thought it would be a great way to spread holiday cheer. Schmitz said the band played at the Mall of America for many reasons, primarily to spread holiday cheer. “25 to 30 of our stu...

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