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Battling the rain, band ready for UIL

Battling the rain, band ready for UIL

Prachurjya Shreya, Managing Editor

October 19, 2018


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Band will be competing in the UIL band marching showcase on Saturday at the John Clark Stadium in Plano. Practicing since August, band has had to deal with wet weather in the their preparation. “We've had weekly rehearsals this past couple weeks been battling a lot of rain,” assistant band director Z...

Fall concert marks choir’s first performance with new director

Fall concert marks choir’s first performance with new director

Lucas Barr, Editor-in-chief

October 18, 2018


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Choir makes its debut this school year with their fall concert hosted Thursday night at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. The concert also marks choir’s first performance under the new director Toni Ugolini. “I’m looking forward to putting all our hard work out there, we’ve been working really ha...

Artistic Expressions: volume 6

Artistic Expressions: volume 6

October 17, 2018


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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.

Empty Bowls symbolize empty stomachs

Empty Bowls symbolize empty stomachs

Melody Tavallaee, Managing Editor

October 16, 2018


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Bowls are nothing more than something to eat out of for most people, but the Empty Bowls project focuses on incorporating them towards giving back to the community and fighting hunger in the area. “Empty Bowls is to raise awareness for the hunger in our area. The artists create ceramic bowls out...

Orchestra students shine at All-Region auditions

Orchestra students shine at All-Region auditions

Lucas Barr, Editor-in-chief

October 15, 2018


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Several orchestra students auditioned at Jasper High School in Plano on Saturday for a spot in the TMEA Region 24 orchestras. The three groups will perform at the All-Region concert on campus Dec. 8 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Students that made the Symphony orchestra or ranked high enough in the Philharmonic orchest...

Singing their way to All-Region

Singing their way to All-Region

Melody Tavallaee, Managing Editor

October 12, 2018


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Five students from choir were named to the 2018 Texas Music Educators Association Region 24 All-Region Choir. Choir director Toni Ugolini personally worked alongside students to enhance their singing abilities and strengthen their connections to the music through their preparation process. ...

Competition recording leads orchestra to Allen Performing Arts Center

Competition recording leads orchestra to Allen Performing Arts Center

Kasey Harvey, Editor-in-chief

October 11, 2018


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36 orchestra students will be heading to the Allen Performing Arts Center Friday morning to record their submission to the TMEA Honor String Orchestra Competition. “I’m looking forward to showing off our hard work that we’ve been putting in so much time and effort into the music,” junior Caroline Attmore said. “We are finally able to show and our talen...

Swift’s reputation secured

Swift’s reputation secured

Trisha Dasgupta, Guest Contributor

October 9, 2018


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Taylor Swift is notorious for writing about her short-lived romances and dramatic relationships, a hallmark of her career that many on the internet relentlessly criticise. However, the crowds at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Friday and Saturday night seemed to have no complaints as they sang and danced wi...

Orchestra makes fall debut

Orchestra makes fall debut

Caleb Wai, Guest Contributor

October 4, 2018


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Orchestra will sound its first notes of the school year at its fall concert Thursday night in the auditorium starting at 7 p.m. “We feel really excited, there’s a lot of great things going on,” assistant director Victoria Lien said. “The camerata group is playing a piece that is a little a...

Band marches to The Star in perpetual motion

Band marches to The Star in perpetual motion

Abby Wang, Guest Contributor

October 2, 2018


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Practicing since the summer, all 10 Frisco ISD high school bands will perform their prepared competition pieces at FISD’s third annual Marching Band Showcase Tuesday from 7–9:30 p.m. at the Ford Center at The Star. “I think one of the greatest things the students get out of it is an audience that is dedicated to watching marching band, they aren’t there for the football, it’s all about the bands, the reception that the ...

Review: Florence and the Machine spreads a message of hope

Review: Florence and the Machine spreads a message of hope

Yael Even, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2018


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In times of constant complaining, negativity, and despair, Florence Welch had the audience come together and hold hands on Saturday night at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory . Awkward at first, soon everyone was swaying side to side and singing with Welch as if everyone within the audience knew each ...

Band switches to competition season

Band switches to competition season

Ava Peinhardt, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018


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Friday night marks a notable milestone in this year’s marching band season with the premiere of the band’s competitive show that they will perform at halftime, a performance that will directly impact their focus as they move into their first competition of the year at the Denton Golden Triangle o...

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