The Echo

‘Hairspray’ performances delight

Junior Leo Dworsky and other members of the ‘Hairspray’ cast perform their final dress rehearsal Feb. 19. Choir performed the musical “Hairspray” Feb. 20–Feb. 23.

Sofie Geretz

March 3, 2020

Reflecting on his and the rest of the cast’s performance on choir’s production of “Hairspray,” senior Yoni Potter said the cast was able to pull everything together in time for the production. “I was kind of nervous. I wasn’t sure if we were going to get it all together but I think we pul...

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...

Evening show cancellation frustrates

Senior Muna Ahmed smiles while the crowd applauds her after reading a poem during the multicultural show, April 12. During the show, students performed in a variety of different mediums such as song, rap, dance and spoken word.

Dani Orloff and Noah Orloff

April 18, 2019

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

Junior Zahra Mohamed takes selfie of her and friends after performing in fashion show part of multicultural show.

Dani Orloff, Noah Orloff, and Abby Intveld

April 15, 2019

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

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...

Band plays at Timberwolves game

Freshman Harris Keekley and juniors Shaqued Ben-Harush and Brandon Wetterlin cheer at the Timberwolves game Jan. 11. About 50 students from Park bands performed before the game and then attended the game afterwards.

Amaia Barajas and Jenna Cook

January 22, 2019

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

Senior Emmet Foner plays second chair first violin in the St. Louis Park High School Chamber Orchestra. The chamber orchestra performed twice at Methodist Hospital Dec. 6.

Samantha Klepfer

January 8, 2019

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

Junior Yoni Potter practices violin during class Dec. 17 in preparation for the orchestra concert Dec. 20.

Samantha Klepfer

December 20, 2018

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

Junior Patrick Djerf announces the next performer at the Nest open mic night Dec. 14. The event was to promote the Nest and showcase student's musical talents.

Amaia Barajas and Jenna Cook

December 20, 2018

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

Seniors Claudia Stone, Lexi Lee and Cecilia Brown play in the pep band during Park's homecoming game Sep. 21. Lee participated alongside her peers at the Metro West All-Conference band.

David Bryant, Sofie Geretz, and Ethan Meisler

October 8, 2018

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

Senior Jeffrey Robinson Jr. and junior Lexi Lee play the clarinet during the Wind Ensemble's performance of

Hannah Leff

April 30, 2018

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

Cast members perform the song 'Red, White and True' from the musical 'Big Fish.'

Nicole Sanford

November 14, 2017

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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