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Seniors Alanna Franklin and Abby Meyer play the cello at the spring orchestra concert June 3. The concert took place outside of the school.

Orchestra holds sole concert of the year

Jacob Khabie June 5, 2021

Even after senior Sophie Yakes had finished her last orchestra concert, she said she struggled to recognize the finality of it. “There are so many good memories that I have in orchestra,” Yakes...

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‘Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical’ entertained, disappointed

Jacob Khabie January 7, 2021

Logging on to watch “Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical,” I was intrigued but also had serious doubts. While I had enjoyed watching small creators around the world come together on the social media platform...

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.

Alumni join orchestra for winter concert

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...

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Concert leaves fans 100% inspired

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...

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Post Malone shines during ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ tour

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...

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.

Orchestra class begins on a high note

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...

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.

Juniors perform for a cause

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...

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

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...

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.

Orchestra pushes through challenges, inspires students

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...

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Beyoncé releases ‘Homecoming’

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...

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.

Orchestra prepares for biggest fundraising concert

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...

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.

Chamber orchestra prepares for concert

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...

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