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Alumni join orchestra for winter concert

Junior Iris Wallestad smiles while playing the violin during the orchestra concert Dec. 19. The orchestra played an array of different music to showcase their abilities.

Kate Schneider

December 20, 2019

Junior Alanna Franklin said she enjoyed the alumni coming back to play at the concert Dec. 19 so she could see some familiar faces again and learn from those she hadn’t met before. “I thought it was really cool, especially because I was classmates with some of them. Then there was older peopl...

Concert leaves fans 100% inspired

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Izzy Kanne

October 25, 2019

In her return to Minneapolis, Lizzo sold out The Armory not once, but twice. Performing for approximately 8,000 in the audience both nights, she did not disappoint. Sophia Eris, Lizzo’s DJ, set the mood for the night with a mix of 90’s and modern R&B. Eris got the crowd excited for the main ...

Post Malone shines during ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ tour

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Izzy Kanne

October 8, 2019

Post Malone’s third studio album “Hollywood’s Bleeding” was released Sept. 6 with a total of 17 songs.  The album leans more on the melancholic side, with “Hollywood’s Bleeding,” “A Thousand Bad Times,” “On The Road” and his single “Goodbyes” all mix upbeat melodies with...

Orchestra class begins on a high note

Freshman Meshach Mandel pulls his bow across the strings on his violin during third hour Sept. 20. Orchestra is working toward its Halloween concert Oct. 30.

Sofie Geretz

September 29, 2019

According to senior and violin player Ella Hammerstrand, she is excited for the upcoming year of orchestra, primarily the music she gets to play. “Mr. Lee always picks really good music, so I'm excited for that. I really liked the songs (for this year),” Hammerstrand said. Orchestra teacher ...

Juniors perform for a cause

Juniors Leo Dworsky and Amara Foner perform Aug. 24 at the Three One Six Bar + Grill. Dworsky sang covers and played piano, while Foner played cello.

Sofia Seewald, Emmy Pearson, and Annica Schultz

August 27, 2019

After hearing juniors Leo Dworsky and Amara Foner perform Aug. 24 at Three One Six Bar + Grill, junior Megan Raatz said she was astounded people her age were already performing in a public setting.  “It was (a) unique (experience) for me because both of the people performing I know very well, and t...

Choir prepares for last concert of the year

Senior Ayanna Nathan prepares her solo for the upcoming choir concert. The 1950's POPS concert will be May. 29.

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...

Orchestra pushes through challenges, inspires students

Freshmen Mathea Bruns and Thomas Hanson play the bass at the orchestra concert April 18. The next orchestra concert will be the spring concert held May 30.

Samantha Klepfer, Izzy Kanne, and Carly Joseph

April 30, 2019

As junior violinist Yoni Potter looks back on his third District Festival, he said despite some difficulties, the experience was just as fun as previous years. “One of our soloists couldn’t make it so somebody had to substitute for her,” Potter said. “It was also kind of stressful because we d...

Beyoncé releases ‘Homecoming’

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Emma Yarger

April 23, 2019

Lights up on Queen B. Beyoncé Knowles-Carter has now revolutionized her concert experience by making it more accessible to her fans. It came as a total surprise to the Beyhive — Beyoncé’s tried-and-true fanbase — when she announced the release of “Homecoming” both as a live album and...

Orchestra prepares for biggest fundraising concert

Freshman Renee McSherry is playing the cello during her fourth hour orchestra class. The SLP High School Orchestra is having their rock concert at 7 p.m. Mar.14 .in the high school auditorium.

Samantha Klepfer

March 14, 2019

Orchestra director Kou Lee said the rock concert provides a unique opportunity for the orchestra members to get a professional experience.   “It's a huge fundraiser, and we only do this twice a year for our tours. On those tours, students get the opportunity not only to perform, but they get to work...

Chamber orchestra prepares for concert

Sophomore Isabel Gredler rehearses with her fellow chamber orchestra members for their upcoming concert. The ensemble will be performing after the 9 a.m. service on Dec. 16 at Wayzata Community Church.

Samantha Klepfer

December 16, 2018

Orchestra director Kou Lee said chamber orchestra is preparing for their upcoming concert by rehearsing their pieces alongside their regular classmates. “We’re sight reading some of the pieces in class this week and that serves the chamber but also the whole orchestra,” Lee said. According to...

Spanish field trip offers new perspectives

Sophomores Ella Miller and Amara Foner prepare to watch the Nachito Herrera: Afro-Latin Renaissance concert Nov. 30 at the Ordway. More than 100 Park students attended the event, as well as students from Park Spanish Immersion.

Dahlia Krebs

December 13, 2018

Junior Ava Tronson said the optional Spanish field trip to the Ordway for a concert by Cuban musician Nachito Herrera was special. “It was really different than any concert I’ve ever been to and I liked all the dancers that were there,” Tronson said. According to the trip coordinator, Spanish...

Band to collaborate with Park Singers

Senior Ana Armbrecht plays the flute at the joint band and Park Singers practice Nov. 28. The combined group will perform at the band concert Dec. 3.

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...

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