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Elementary, high school students unite in performance

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 teach the young actors techniques to improve their performing. “More than anything, I am excited to watch...

Choir prepares for last concert of the year

Choir prepares for last concert of the year

Abigail Prestholdt

May 28, 2019

Choir teacher John Myszkowski said the concert has a central theme and gives the students new, exciting opportunities to get more involved. “We've been, now for a number of years, doing a new decade each concert with the subsequent decade and this year is the 1950s. The cool thing is the students actu...

Sophomores accepted into All-State Choir

Sophomores accepted into All-State Choir

Abby Prestholdt

May 13, 2019

After hearing he had been accepted into All-State Choir, sophomore Leo Dworsky said he was excited to begin the program because of all the good stories he has been told about it. “From what I have heard it is a really cool experience so it'll be really cool for me as well,” Dworsky said. Sophomore...

Choir fundraiser quiz

Choir fundraiser quiz

Abby Prestholdt

April 17, 2019

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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