Local AC/DC tribute singer auditions for spot on tour

Darren Caperna speaks to Wingspan about fellow band member Ken Schiumo, father of baseball coach Kenneth Schiumo Jr.

Aaron Boehmer and Kyle Strickland

May 26, 2020

It’s likely the dream of most cover or tribute band singers: the chance to perform with the real band. For local AC/DC tribute band, Back in Black, it happened in 2016. That’s when lead singer Darren Caperna got the chance to audition as the temporary lead vocalist of AC/DC when the band’s sing...

Artistic Expressions: volume 10

Artistic Expressions: volume 10

May 20, 2020

Hundreds of students on campus take part in the many fine arts courses offered at school and each week Wingspan profiles one such student in this weekly feature.

Student musicians get ready for online recitals

Playing the harp during class, junior Urja Joshi is in her third year of orchestra on campus.

Hannah Beeler, Guest Contributor

May 19, 2020

For many student musicians, performing live now means doing so from the comfort of their homes as many end of year music recitals are being hosted online. “I hosted my recital on Zoom,” harp teacher Naoko Nakamura said via email. “I had my students set up their harps before the Zoom call and...

Band sectionals from home

Despite not being able to play in the band hall, band students are meeting weekly. This way, students can do warm ups together as well as socialize virtually.

Grant Milleson, Guest Contributor

May 11, 2020

With school not in session electives are having to find a way to meet at home with the band using a virtual format to focus on certain areas.  “The weekly class Zoom meetings for the band are focused on two different levels,” assistant band director Tyler Elvidge said. “Social interaction and ...

AP Art students bring their portfolio to a close

Junior Emma Valera works on a piece for her art portfolio. AP Art students bring the creativity to their bedrooms to finish up their portfolios for the year.

Trisha Dasgupta, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2020

AP Art students are working on finalizing their end of year art portfolios, as their deadline of May 26 is approaching soon.  “Instead of taking an actual exam, the studio art students submit a portfolio - 15 digital images for the Sustained Investigation part of their portfolio and 5 Selected Works are pa...

Auditions for orchestra held through Google Classroom

Practicing with the orchestra before social distancing orders, sophomore Christine Verzo follows the music. Students looking to join orchestra or participate in another year will still have the opportunity to audition online, instead of the traditional audition process in person.

Hannah Beeler, Guest Contributer

May 6, 2020

Social distancing won’t stop orchestra from conducting their yearly auditions on Thursday.  “Students will be expected to submit their video of their audition music through an assignment on Google Classroom,” assistant director of orchestras Victoria Lien said via email. “Cuts will be a shortened vers...

Choir continues stay-at-home singing

Choir performs at their last UIL concert back in 2019.

Ananda Ghoshal, Staff Reporter

May 5, 2020

With COVID-19 closing campus for the remainder of the school year, choir events such as UIL and the Spring Show have been cancelled. However, this does not stop the program from staying connected and musical. “One of things we are doing in choir to stay connected is by doing a Netflix party! We all stayed u...

Theater 1 students craft their own script

Theater 1 students continue to explore the art of theater through storytelling and scriptwriting with a project that began by having  students write a fairy tale they remembered from there past and create two scenes based off of it, and now, students are required to make an adaptation of those two scripts.

Aarya Oswal, Guest Contributor

May 4, 2020

Theater 1 students continue to explore the art of theater through storytelling and scriptwriting with a project that began by having  students write a fairy tale they remembered from there past and create two scenes based off of it, and now, students are required to make an adaptation of those two scri...

Dance I choreographs one last time

Junior Diya Nariani practices her own choreography. Throughout the year Dance I has had several mini choreography projects, but to finish off the year, they have 8 weeks to prepare one final routine.

Thanmayi Bommu, Guest Contributor

May 1, 2020

Mini choreography projects done earlier in the year have set the stage for Dance 1’s final eight week project due May 24. “The smaller choreography projects assigned earlier in the year, taught skills such as writing choreography notes, teamwork, and choreography requirements such as formations, tra...

Theater students push the limits of their imaginations

Theater 1 students are bringing to life a childhood fairy tale, as they write a script and perform it at home for a new project.

Aarya Oswal, Guest Contributor

April 30, 2020

A childhood fairy tale is coming to life for Theater 1 students as they write a script and perform it using what they have at home and their imagination. “I can't give you a lot of information on this particular project, because the lesson is designed to be presented as a surprise each week,” tea...

Red Rhythm takes spring show online

Red Rhythm takes spring show online

Ananda Ghoshal, Staff Reporter

April 29, 2020

Red Rhythm couldn’t host its` their annual Spring Show live, so they did the next best thing and turned to Instagram and shared videos of their performances via social media.  “We spent the weeks previous preparing the videos and organizing everything, so in actuality, there was no dancing that ...

Students stay in touch with Netflix party

As many campus organizations have had all their social events cancelled, Redhawks have been finding other ways to connect virtually.  Orchestra students have turned to Netflix Party as one way to make up for socials.

Abby Wang, Staff Reporter

April 28, 2020

In order to promote self-distancing, Netflix launched a Chrome extension called Netflix Party that allows users to simultaneously stream videos with their friends and chat via the chat box. “Netflix Party has allowed me to watch movies with my friends, spend[ing] time with them while doing something entertaining,”...

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