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Choir works to make ‘The Sound of Music’ a success

Choir works to make ‘The Sound of Music’ a success

Ethan Meisler, Adin Zweigbaum, and Sofia Seewald

February 20, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities

As choir gets ready to perform “The Sound of Music,” sophomore Leo Dworsky said the cast has been working productively during practices with help from choir teacher John Myszkowski, as well as co-director Lillian Zumberge. “Basically in the rehearsals we work on staging. The theater director helps us bl...

Choir begins preparation for musical

Choir begins preparation for musical

Sofie Geretz and Ethan Meisler

January 17, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities

Choir teacher John Myszkowski said the satisfaction he gets from teaching high school students is because of their increased abilities and adaptability when it comes time for big performances. “High school kids are easier to work with. They’re capable of much more difficult things, and they...

Junior sings in selective youth choir

Junior sings in selective youth choir

Marta Hill

December 7, 2018


Filed under In the Spotlight, Uncategorized

What did VocalEssence do with Josh Groban? I sing for a company called VocalEssence. VocalEssence basically got an invite from Josh Groban’s people to pick a gospel choir of about 20 people to sing backup for him. What does being in VocalEssence entail? It is a performing arts program for singers. We ar...

Band to collaborate with Park Singers

Band to collaborate with Park Singers

Amaia Barajas

December 6, 2018


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As senior Lexi Lee, who plays clarinet in the wind ensemble, nears the last winter concert of her band career, she reflects on ending band and saying goodbye to another high school experience. “It’s weird to think about. I know everything has to end eventually in high school, but I’ve been in...

Singer pursues career in music

Singer pursues career in music

Noah Orloff

December 1, 2018


Filed under Student Profiles

As sophomore singer Leo Dworsky performs, he said his favorite parts of singing are developing relationships with others as well as improving his own vocal technique. “I love connecting with other people, but I don’t just do it for others. I do it for myself to better myself,” Dworsky said. ...

Park seniors end their last District Vocal Festival

Park seniors end their last District Vocal Festival

Katie Hardie

November 2, 2018


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According to senior choir member Ayanna Nathan, singing in the District Vocal Festival this Monday, showed her growth as a singer. “It was our final District Vocal Festival, so it was very important to the seniors because this is where we can see our progression in choir,” Nathan said. “I sta...

All-Conference provides learning experiences

All-Conference provides learning experiences

David Bryant, Sofie Geretz, and Ethan Meisler

October 8, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

This year at All-Conference, schools selected students from band, orchestra and choir to prepare a concert in one day, according to the St. Louis Park High School 6425 News. Guest conductor Kyle Fleming said he enjoys seeing students discover their full musical potential. “There are fantastic students that b...

Choir ends on high note

Choir ends on high note

Jacob Stillman

May 31, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

The audience erupted in cheers as the choir seniors finished their a cappella performance of ‘Man in the Mirror’ by Michael Jackson, marking the end of the last choir performance for those seniors. Choir director John Myszkowski said he feels a connection and sense of pride in the seniors beyond their mu...

Pit orchestra reflects on choir musical

Pit orchestra reflects on choir musical

Samantha Klepfer

April 25, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

According to sophomore and pit orchestra bassist Sam Sietsema, his favorite part of musicals is the bond formed among the group of people involved. “When you have a whole ensemble working together it’s not just the cast (but) it’s also the crew, and the pit, and the directors, all the parts wo...

Choir performance of ‘Cinderella’ approaches

Choir performance of ‘Cinderella’ approaches

Avia Kaner-Roth and Isaac Wert

February 19, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

While preparing for the winter choir musical, ‘Cinderella,’ senior Thomas Bryant said he foresees an engaging finished product. “I’m excited to see the whole piece come together and really bring the full effort of the choir into it and show our best work,” Bryant said. Junior choir...

Choir prepares for performances, convention

Choir prepares for performances, convention

Elise Riley and Isaac Wert

November 20, 2017


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Senior choir member and thespian president Thomas Bryant said he felt the choir’s hard work paid off when they were chosen to participate in the Minnesota Music Educators Association convention, taking place Feb. 22-24. “It’s an honor to be a part of that. It’s so cool and it’s reflective of the good work we put i...

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