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Evening show cancellation frustrates

Evening show cancellation frustrates

Dani Orloff and Noah Orloff

April 18, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

As senior multicultural show host Sabnyyah Bilal fought to maintain the scheduled evening performance, she said she felt disrespected having to constantly stand up for her beliefs. “We weren’t consulted about anything that was happening with Prom and we didn’t know about how Pr...

Multicultural show energizes audience

Multicultural show energizes audience

Dani Orloff, Noah Orloff, and Abby Intveld

April 15, 2019


Filed under Galleries, News

As junior Zahra Mohamud reflects on this year's multicultural show's performance, she said she was proud of the initiative students took to create the performance this year.   “I was a part of the show freshman year but the thing was it was never student-led. It was always a teacher who took the resp...

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...

Band plays at Timberwolves game

Band plays at Timberwolves game

Amaia Barajas and Jenna Cook

January 22, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities

As senior Lexi Lee reflects on the band’s performance at a Timberwolves game, she recalled a particular song that she was proud of. “When we played ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ it sounded really good and it was fun to play,” Lee said. “It was a fun experience playing with friends.” According...

Chamber orchestra tours synagogue, hospital

Chamber orchestra tours synagogue, hospital

Samantha Klepfer

January 8, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

Orchestra director Kou Lee said the St. Louis Park chamber orchestra community concert tour is a good opportunity for the group members to bond. “Every time a group or an ensemble goes on a trip, they get that bonding time, community time,” Lee said. “I think it’s just a great experience playing f...

Orchestra looks forward to alumni concert

Orchestra looks forward to alumni concert

Samantha Klepfer

December 20, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

Orchestra director Kou Lee said the orchestra program’s upcoming alumni concert is significant, not just for orchestra, but for the music department in general. “It really builds the culture in St. Louis Park when you maintain that kind of connection because if you don’t have alumni’s who ret...

The Nest event fosters creativity

The Nest event fosters creativity

Amaia Barajas and Jenna Cook

December 20, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

As freshman Luna Labelle reflects on the Nest’s open mic event, she stresses the importance of giving everyone a safe space to express themselves. “I feel like it’s important so then students and other people can just express their talents and what they like to do,” Labelle said. According ...

All-Conference provides learning experiences

All-Conference provides learning experiences

David Bryant, Sofie Geretz, and Ethan Meisler

October 8, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

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...

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...

‘Big Fish’ concludes opening weekend

‘Big Fish’ concludes opening weekend

Nicole Sanford

November 14, 2017


Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life, Uncategorized

Walking into the auditorium Sunday afternoon, freshman Lily Strathman said she knew very little about ‘Big Fish’ before attending. “My sister’s in it, (but) I knew nothing about ‘Big Fish.’ I didn’t know anything,” Strathman said. “(The show) was good, I expected it to be good.” ...

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