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The “Clouds Choir” for a Cause was an event held Dec. 8. Thousands of people gathered in the Huntington Bank Rotunda at the Mall of America to sing Zach’s Sobiech’s “Clouds.”

It’s always sunny above the ‘Clouds’

Anna Williams December 16, 2023

On Dec. 11, 2014, my parents told my sister and I that we were attending an event at the Mall of America called the “Clouds Choir” for a Cause. Being young, I did not understand the significance of...

Park’s choir sings “Loch Lomond” at their first concert of the year. The choir performed the song with the middle schoolers Oct. 26.

District choral festival is a success

Claire Williams and Anna Williams October 30, 2023

Park’s Concert Choir had their first concert of the school year Oct. 26, performing in the St. Louis Park District Choral Festival. There were various performances, encompassing the middle school choir,...

Second hour choir sings Sept. 27. The choir class had to move to a classroom due to the construction on the school.

Moving Music

Jeremy Eichten October 1, 2023

Park is undergoing construction and renovations on the building this year, and there are a variety of changes that are being made to adjust to this construction. One of these changes is due to the music...

Junior Coco Gruen sings a solo in “Baby One More Time” along with the rest of the choir. The choir performed its final concert of the year May 31.

Park choir brings audience back to the ‘90s

Jesse Belen and Modesty Manion June 5, 2023

Park’s choir said farewell to the 2022–23 school year and its graduating seniors with the last performance of the year, a ‘90s-themed POPS (a themed concert where pop culture music is played)...

Gwen Rockler-Gladen and Ronan Guevara embrace onstage March 18. The pair slow dance to the song Beauty and the Beast.

‘Beauty and the Beast’ musical preview

Jesse Belen and Ena Mekic March 22, 2023

Park's choir has been working on the production of “Beauty and the Beast” for around two months, and the first show was performed March 18. The show was musically directed by John Myszowski and...

Senior Rose Huse sings along with fellow choir members at the choir concert. The choir concert was held Oct. 27 in the fieldhouse.

Choir performs first concert of the year

Ashley Reyes November 3, 2022

Park’s choir sang at their first concert of the year Oct. 27. Instead of the high schoolers singing solo, the middle schoolers joined in next to them. According to choir teacher John Myszkowski, despite...

Senior Ari Braveman sings behind Junior Jada Macklemore. Park Singers held a concert May 21.

Choir overcomes challenges

Katie Nelson May 26, 2021

A unique performance space, including specialty masks and COVID-19 restrictions, were just some of the barriers faced by Park’s choir this weekend. Park hosted its first in-person concert in 15 months...

Choir teacher John Myszkowski teaches his zero hour class March 3. Zero hour gives students the opportunity to take choir if it does not fit into their regular schedule.

Choir teacher moves forward in Minnesota Teacher of the Year competition

Lilly Strathman March 10, 2020

When reflecting on progressing to a semi-finalist in the Minnesota Teacher of the Year competition, choir teacher John Myszkowski said he realized this was a great opportunity to speak on his passions. “I...

Junior Leo Dworsky and other members of the ‘Hairspray’ cast perform their final dress rehearsal Feb. 19. Choir performed the musical “Hairspray” Feb. 20–Feb. 23.

Choir makes unfortunate schedule decision

Colin Canaday February 23, 2020

Scheduled for 8-11 p.m. Feb. 22, the Sno Daze dance directly conflicted with the high school choir rendition of “Hairspray” on the same day at 2 p.m. The competition between these two events demonstrates...

Choir teacher John Myszkowski speaks to his students Jan. 31. Myszkowski is currently a candidate for the Minnesota Teacher of the Year Award.

Choir teacher announced as a candidate for teacher of the year

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff February 3, 2020

Choir teacher John Myszkowski said he was overjoyed upon hearing of his nomination for the Minnesota Teacher of the Year Award and feels incredibly grateful to Park for giving him the opportunity to succeed. “I'm...

Senior Mitchell VonEschen sings during the choir winter concert Dec. 17. VonEschen is a part of Park Singers and concert choir. Concert choir performed four songs alone.

Choir performs at winter concert

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff December 19, 2019

Concert, varsity choir and Park Singers held a joint winter concert Dec. 12. Throughout the performance, the three choirs focused on winter and holiday themed music, mainly singing independently of...

Sophomore Leo Dworsky models the notes in one of many songs he is teaching to fourth and fifth grade theater kids at Aquila Elementary School, May 9. The students will perform a showcase for parents and community members June 5.

Elementary, high school students unite in performance

Annica Schultz May 29, 2019

Every Thursday afternoon freshman Anna Haen and sophomore Leo Dworsky can be found helping energetic fourth and fifth graders with their singing and dancing, according to Dworsky. Anna Haen said she will...

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