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Orchestra pushes through challenges, inspires students

Orchestra pushes through challenges, inspires students

Samantha Klepfer, Izzy Kanne, and Carly Joseph

April 30, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities

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’

Beyoncé releases ‘Homecoming’

Emma Yarger

April 23, 2019


Filed under Reviews

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

Orchestra prepares for biggest fundraising concert

Samantha Klepfer

March 14, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

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

Chamber orchestra prepares for concert

Samantha Klepfer

December 16, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

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

Spanish field trip offers new perspectives

Dahlia Krebs

December 13, 2018


Filed under Student Life

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

Band to collaborate with Park Singers

Amaia Barajas

December 6, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

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...

Park seniors end their last District Vocal Festival

Park seniors end their last District Vocal Festival

Katie Hardie

November 2, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

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...

Nest concert sparks interest

Nest concert sparks interest

Dahlia Krebs

October 5, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

According to SLP Nest student board member and senior Estelle Tronson, the upcoming Nest concert is a fun way to have students get to know the new coffee shop. “(The concert) is to get people familiar with the Nest, since I know a lot of people don’t really know much about it,” Tronson said. ...

Concert highlights jazz, audience connection

Concert highlights jazz, audience connection

Evie Nelson

September 18, 2018


Filed under Reviews

When I went to my first concert ever, this past week, all expectations were off the table. Bruno Mars’s music was a common sound in my house for as long as I can remember. Now that I am older, having the chance to see him singing all of the songs that I grew up with was unimaginable. The concer...

Orchestra builds community with district festival

Orchestra builds community with district festival

Samantha Klepfer

May 20, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

According to orchestra director Miriam Edgar, the orchestra district festival is an annual concert between all ages of the St. Louis Park orchestra program, from fourth grade to 12th grade. Senior bassist and violinist Jake Dempsey said the orchestra district festival is important because it fosters a...

Band performs at concert contest

Band performs at concert contest

Hannah Leff

April 30, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Band director Steven Schmitz said he was extremely proud when the Wind Ensemble received a superior ranking for its region contest performance for the third year in a row. According to Schmitz, the Wind Ensemble performed in the Region 6AA large group contest at Edina High School April 23. “Bands...

P!nk swings into the Xcel

P!nk swings into the Xcel

Amaia Barajas

March 21, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

If anyone can really get the party started, it’s six-time Grammy nominated singer P!nk. Her Minneapolis concert featured songs from her album “Beautiful Trauma,” and started the night off with a bright pink set design and her swinging from a chandelier on trapeze, belting about being the life of...

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