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Artistic Expressions: volume 10

Artistic Expressions: volume 10

April 8, 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.

Theatre students take the stage online

Theatre students take the stage online

Jonathon Anderson, WTV Staff Reporter

April 7, 2020

For most normal classes, adjusting to eLearning means transferring the planned curriculum online, but the process has not been as easy for fine arts courses. Theatre director Heather Willingham explains how her department has adapted to the new online environment. “We’re doing all kinds of things, in dif...

Dance 1 creates their own solo

Dance 1 creates their own solo

Jordan Battey, Guest Contributor

April 6, 2020

The dance department has adapted an eLearning project for the next five weeks that has all Dance 1 students creating a choreographed solo using their own styles, techniques, and songs.  “The project has been adapting to each student choreographing a solo rather than a group project. Student and...

Orchestra performs See You Again by Wiz Khalifa via Zoom

Orchestra performs See You Again by Wiz Khalifa via Zoom

Lucas Barr, Editor-in-Chief

April 3, 2020

With COVID-19 closing campus until at least May 1, a short video from the orchestra officers grew into a much different kind of viral sensation. Over the last few days, a pieced-together performance of See You Again by Wiz Khalifa by students has gained over 354,000 views on the Frisco ISD Facebook p...

Fine arts creates an Alma Mater video collage

Fine arts creates an Alma Mater video collage

Hannah Beeler, Guest Contributor

April 3, 2020

Members of band, orchestra, and choir aren’t letting the social distancing restraints caused by COVID-19 prevent them from continuing to connect through music as they put together a video collage of the school’s Alma Mater to be published on social media platforms Friday. “The goal of this video is ...

Show won’t go on as Scarborough Fair cancels Student Day

Show won’t go on as Scarborough Fair cancels Student Day

Jordan Battey, Guest Contributor

April 2, 2020

Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Theatre 2 class had planned to perform a scene from Twelfth Night at Scarborough Fair’s annual Student Day but their plans came to a sudden stop as schools shut down, and Scarborough Fair cancelled Student Day.  “I think the work the students did in class is valuable, whether or not the final performance of their scenes or individual selecti...

Red Rhythm, Dance freshen up on skills online

Red Rhythm, Dance freshen up on skills online

Kanz Bitar, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2020

The transition to eLearning has presented challenges for almost all classes with dance students and Red Rhythm students trying to make the best of the situation. “My dance classes have been using Canvas all year already so that has been easy to use while being at home,” dance teacher Sarah Ca...

Playing through a phone, band creates virtual concert

Playing through a phone, band creates virtual concert

Abby Wang, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2020

Band is continuing to make music even though their concert season was cut short due to the spread of COVID-19 as associate band director Zack Anderson is helping to arrange a virtual concert.  “Symphonic Winds band class is meeting together each day in sections,” associate band director Zachary Anderson said via email. ...

Color guard’s season ends early

Color guard’s season ends early

Grant Milleson, Guest Contributor

March 27, 2020

Due to the recent outbreak of the coronavirus and the shut down of school, the winter guard group has had to officially cancel the rest of their season. “It is very sad to have the season end so abruptly, however I am continually thankful for the time that we were able to spend together and the show...

AP Drawing adjusts to art at home

AP Drawing adjusts to art at home

Aaron Boehmer, Managing Editor

March 26, 2020

With school-provided paint, pastels, and easels not available to students during eLearning, hands-on classes like AP Drawing have had to adapt to art online.  Art teacher Pernie Fallon has taken this situation as a way to learn new things.  “I have to say that so far, I have really enjoyed t...

Time off campus pushes performing arts tryouts at a later date

Time off campus pushes performing arts tryouts at a later date

Caroline Caruso, Guest Contributer

March 25, 2020

For weeks, many students involved in performing sports and fine arts have been practicing routines in preparation for tryouts, which will determine teams for the 2020-2021 school year. Unfortunately, many of these athletes and coaches, including members of Colorguard, Cheer, and Red Rhythm are affected by the recent implementation of online school, as...

From butcher shop to restaurant, Local Yocal offers authentic barbecue

From butcher shop to restaurant, Local Yocal offers authentic barbecue

Haille Hughes, Guest Contributor

March 23, 2020

Sweet, smokey, smelling barbecue lingers in the air when on walks into the cozy, welcoming, and rustic, environment of the Local Yocal, located just east of Historic Downtown McKinney. Starting off as a small butcher shop, the Local Yocal is now an exquisite barbecue restaurant that still uses the sam...

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