The Black & White

All State results announced

Justin Hu '17, Madie Clabaugh '17, Cole Valentine '17 and Jessica Ehm '17 celebrate after seeing the results of the All State auditions. Auditions were held Oct. 22 in Indianola.

Brooke Willis, Staff Writer

October 28, 2016

Twenty-seven students have made All State this year, 10 from band and 17 from choir. Students described the process as long, stressful and time consuming. "I practiced for about an hour to an hour and a half each night to learn the etudes sold." Cameron Mitchell '17 said. He was given second chair...

Senior band members perform at final concert

Junior Abby Dockum plays clarinet along with the wind symphony during their spring concert on May 7.

Austin Busch, Staff Writer

May 9, 2013

Seniors had their last band concert on Tuesday, May 7. Each senior was recognized, scholarships and other awards were presented, and the concert band and wind symphony both performed. Listen to an excerpt from each band's set below: Concert Band performs the 3rd Movement of "Celtic Dances" on May 7. Wind Symphony performs "Danse Diabolique" on May 7, to...

Jazz at Tallcorn

Jazz at Tallcorn

Austin Busch

February 20, 2013

(audio below) Jazz Syndicate placed 3rd among 4A bands. Jazz Ensemble placed 5th among second bands.                 Jazz Syndicate performs "Afro Blue" at the Tallcorn Jazz Festival on Jan. 15. Soloists are Vivian Wu, Austi...



February 15, 2013

(audio on right) The music department performs the Armed Forces Salute at the Masterworks concert on Feb. 14.

Jazz band swings into the winter season

Junior Samantha Long and senior Leanna McAllister perform during Jazz Syndicate's set. While Long plays the alto sax normally in concert band, she takes up a tenor sax for jazz band.

Austin Busch

December 12, 2012

The high school jazz program has been off to a strong start this year. The program's increasing numbers lead the directors to add another band to the program, resulting in a total of four bands of 9th-12th grade students. With almost 100 students involved in the program, it is easily the largest in...