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Orchestra prepares for spring concert

Orchestra prepares for spring concert

Samantha Klepfer, Izzy Kanne, and Carly Joseph

May 20, 2019

As junior bassist Mitchell VonEschen looks forward to his first spring concert, he reflects on the preparation the orchestra has been doing for the performance. “We are practicing our songs in class,” VonEschen said. “I think it will be good.” According to orchestra director Kou Lee, the cl...

Orchestra pushes through challenges, inspires students

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 it so somebody had to substitute for her,” Potter said. “It was also kind of stressful because we d...

Cut Through the Noise: Lil’ Dicky, Cage the Elephant, Jade Bird (Week of April 26)

Cut Through the Noise: Lil’ Dicky, Cage the Elephant, Jade Bird (Week of April 26)

Evelyn Nelson

April 26, 2019

Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” an entertainment column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer takes on the role as writer, reviewing recent single releases from a variety of artists. "Earth" — Lil’ Dicky ★★★☆☆ W...

“Nothing Happens” displays modern indie-rock

“Nothing Happens” displays modern indie-rock

David Bryant

April 22, 2019

After a shower of outstanding singles throughout 2017 and a 6-track EP in 2018, Los Angeles indie rock band Wallows pulls through with their debut album “Nothing Happens.” The initial publicity from the three-man band Wallows came from vocalist and guitarist Dylan Minnette, who held a lead role ...

Orchestra prepares for biggest fundraising concert

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 for our tours. On those tours, students get the opportunity not only to perform, but they get to work...

Sophomore composes musical, plays five instruments

Sophomore composes musical, plays five instruments

Samantha Klepfer

February 26, 2019

According to sophomore Amara Foner, she has been learning music since she was 4 years old. “I play piano, cello, flute, viola and ocarina. I’ve been playing piano since I was 4, and I was 9 when I started cello,” Foner said. “I was 11 when I started flute; I started viola last year, and I sta...

Cut Through the Noise: Bebe Rexha, John Legend, Katy Perry, Zedd (Week of Feb. 22)

Cut Through the Noise: Bebe Rexha, John Legend, Katy Perry, Zedd (Week of Feb. 22)

Samantha Klepfer

February 24, 2019

Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” an entertainment column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer takes on the role as writer, reviewing recent single releases from a variety of artists.   Last Hurrah - Bebe Rexha ★★★☆☆ ...

Battle of Bands hosted in new location

Battle of Bands hosted in new location

Yonit Krebs

February 22, 2019

Senior Andreina Rodriguez, who performed with senior Ben Klepfer at the Battle of the Bands event hosted by the Nest, said despite her initial apprehensions, their performance was successful. “I was really nervous, and I thought there was going to be less people but there was a lot and they were al...

Cut Through the Noise: Jaden Smith, Kodak Black, The Chainsmokers (Week of Dec. 21)

Cut Through the Noise: Jaden Smith, Kodak Black, The Chainsmokers (Week of Dec. 21)

Ben Sanford

December 22, 2018

Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” an Entertainment column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer takes on the role as writer, reviewing recent single releases from a variety of artists.   “Way Up” — Jaden Smith ★★★☆☆ ...

Live performance encourages confidence

Live performance encourages confidence

David Bryant

December 22, 2018

Since attending my first live music show at the Depot Coffee House freshman year, I have taken an interest in being in a band. Seeing a musical side to those kids who didn't say much at school was eye opening. After finding myself back at the Depot every month or two my involvement only grew, which e...

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. ...

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