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Grant Milleson

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter

Grant Milleson, as a junior, is returning for his third year as part of Wingspan. He is a member of the Liberty band and Young Men's Service League West Frisco Chapter as well as attending Prestonwood Baptist Church. Grant enjoys playing his trumpet, reading, and spending time with his family.

contact: grant.milleson.005@k12.friscoisd.org

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Since late June to the week leading up to school, band and color guard have been busy with band camp rehearsals to prepare for their fall show, “A Common Thread. In addition to preparing for their show, band camp aims to create a tight knit community among students through team building activities and socials.

Band UIL held this week

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
March 31, 2023
Since late June to the week leading up to school, band and color guard have been busy with band camp rehearsals to prepare for their fall show, “A Common Thread. In addition to preparing for their show, band camp aims to create a tight knit community among students through team building activities and socials.

Redhawks soar into All-State

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
February 6, 2023
ABand students are transition from an ensemble setting to focusing on the upcoming UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest on Feb. 12. Although nerve raking for some, this opportunity will help student grow into better musicians.

Band students go solo for UIL

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
January 10, 2023
Thanksgiving break provided students with a chance to relax, but for some, the break served as an opportunity to prepare for the All-Region audition on Thursday. The audition allows band students to show off their musical talent and hard work.

Band students prepare for All-Region

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
November 28, 2022
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Senior color guard captain Elizabeth Allphin, senior drum majors Josh Graves, Eujin Chung, and Marin Webber, and junior soloist Hannah Lee pose with the Band Area Finals award. The band ranked seventh at finals out of ten bands on Saturday

Band marches into Area Finals

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
October 31, 2022

Band’s Queen Bee

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
September 30, 2022
Band is closing off their year with a banquet to celebrate their accomplishments this year. 
“I wanted to go to the banquet because it will give me a chance to see everyone in my section other than in summer practices together,” sophomore Evan Buckner said. “I think that the community of band is great and helps build bonds.”

Band ends year with banquet

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
May 16, 2022
Eyes set on Band Visual Camp

Eyes set on Band Visual Camp

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
April 27, 2022
In this weeks edition of Artistic Expressions, Wingspan sits down with Louis Staton as he talks about his passion for the cello.

Louis Staton

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
April 26, 2022
In this weeks edition of Artistic Expressions, Wingspan sits down with Sarp Sahin as he talks about his passion for playing the cello.

Sarp Sahin

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
March 29, 2022
In this weeks edition of Artistic Expressions, Wingspan sits down with junior violinist Kritika Ramesh as she discusses her passion for playing the violin.

Kritika Ramesh

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
March 23, 2022
In this weeks edition of Artistic Expression, Wingspan sits down with junior Rachel Chang as she discusses her passion for the clarinet.

Rachel Chang

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
March 1, 2022
Junior Keith Kibler describes his growing interest in the violin in this weeks edition of Artistic Expressions.

Keith Kibler

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2022
Flashback to fall, band students perform at the football game during marching season. As students prepare for next marching season, Band is going through the final phase of picking the Band Leadership Team. According to Assistant Director Tyler Elvidge, applicants must exemplify good character and integrity before being considered.

Students set sight on BLT

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
February 7, 2022
In this weeks edition of Artistic Expressions, Wingspan sits down with sophomore Shivansh Tiwari as he talks about his passion for playing the trumpet.

Shivansh Tiwari

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
January 18, 2022
Jessica Daly

Jessica Daly

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
August 31, 2021
Hanl Brown

Hanl Brown

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
August 24, 2021
In this weeks addition of Artistic Expressions, sophomore Sathvik Kothapalli describes his love for the trumpet.

Sathvik Kothapalli

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
August 17, 2021
Julia Johnson

Julia Johnson

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
May 19, 2021
In this weeks addition of Artistic Expressions, Wingspan sits down with freshman Ashton Hatch as she recalls the past four years in her theater career.

Ashton Hatch

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
May 13, 2021
Senior theatre student and lead in Decembers Bright Star musical Mia Tremmel has had a passion for the stage. A decade after the start of her acting career, Tremmel is still an active participant in in-school theatre, as well as outside of school.

Mia Tremmel

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
May 5, 2021
In this weeks addition of Artistic Expressions, Wingspan sits down with sophomore Color Guard member Laurel Monocada, as she shares her passion for her dance and fellow teammates.

Laurel Monocada

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
April 21, 2021
In this weeks edition of Artistic Expression, Wingspan takes a dive into the life of Avery Wallace, a performer at heart.

Avery Wallace

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
April 14, 2021
In this weeks addition of Artistic Expressions, Junior trumpet player Advaith Dinesh discusses his passion for music.

Advaith Dinesh

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
April 7, 2021
Senior Armaan Coleman shares his passion for band in this weeks addition of Artistic Expressions.

Armaan Coleman

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
March 31, 2021
Sophomore and tuba player Caden Harris discusses his passion for music in the weeks addition of Artistic Expressions.

Caden Harris

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
March 24, 2021
Entering her seventh year in choir, sophomore Isabelle Raade talks about her passion for music.

Isabelle Raade

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
March 17, 2021
With only 50 spots to fill per voice part,  21 Redhawk choir students secured a spot in the 2021 TMEA All-Region choir. Out of these 21, nine students will be advancing in the next round, while moving up the ladder towards All-State.

Jiya Surywanshi

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
February 24, 2021
Moving from Cello to double bass, senior Sasha Cornelius describes her future ambitions.

Sasha Cornelius

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
February 10, 2021
In this weeks edition of Artistic Expressions, French horn player Josh Graves talks about much of a close-knit community there is in band, and what its been like as a French horn player his past few years.

Josh Graves

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
January 27, 2021
Celloist Nathan Chen finds the balance between practice time and the rest of his school work.

Nathan Chen

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
January 20, 2021
“When it came time for instrument try-outs in fifth grade, the clarinet was the only instrument I could make a sound with. My musical future looked pretty bleak until I grew to admire the depth and richness of my clarinets sound. From there, I practiced, failed, and grew to get to where I am today.

Adarsh Javvaji

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
January 13, 2021
Donata Bova-Ford

Donata Bova-Ford

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
January 6, 2021
Junior Rishika Desai adjusts to participating in theater virtually.

Rishika Desai

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
December 2, 2020
With over 50 color guard members, for the winter guard season, there will be both junior varsity and varsity performances. 
“I think they should be separated in the future because it really lets both groups show off different skills,” senior Isabelle Raade said.

Elizabeth Allphin

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
November 18, 2020
Learning to play the oboe became a passion for junior Joshua Mark.

Joshua Mark

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
November 11, 2020
With her imagination as her biggest asset, freshman Sophia Atchley hopes to continue on with her art throughout high school.

Sophia Atchley

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
November 4, 2020
Continuing his sixth year in band, junior Adrain Georges passion for playing the trumpet remains unshakeable.

Adrain George

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
October 28, 2020
French horn player Jade Radford explains her past four years playing in Redhawk Band.

Jade Radford

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
October 7, 2020
Marching band has a new assistant director of bands as Cecily Yoakam joins the Redhawks after the departure of Zack Anderson. “We are extremely excited to have Ms. Yoakam join us this year. Not only is she a talented musician, she fits perfectly into the Liberty Band culture which is incredibly focused on the development of leadership skills for all students,” director Jamie Weaver said. “Ms. Yoakam was the Drum Major for the Union HS Band for three years where she received a William Revelli Scholarship from Music for All.”

Marching band welcomes new director

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
September 8, 2020
Senior Jack Milleson was selected for this years American Legion Texas Boys State, a selective program that teaches high school boys about citizenship and government.

Senior honored by city council

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter
August 19, 2020
Although biology students are not physically present in the lab, students have been able to explore protists and fungi from the comfort of their own home, as well as body systems. Students have been taking part in virtual labs helping them learn the material.

Body systems explored online

Grant Milleson, Guest Contributor
May 19, 2020
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.

Band sectionals from home

Grant Milleson, Guest Contributor
May 11, 2020
Applications are due Friday for students wanting to apply for the Spanish Honor Society. To be eligible, students must have completed their first semester of Spanish 3, be in the 10th grade or higher, and have maintained A averages in Spanish.

Spanish 2 utilizes new app

Grant Milleson, Guest Contributor
April 20, 2020
Winter guard practices for upcoming contests. However with COVID-19 closing schools, restaurants, and many business, it has forced their season to come to an end a little early.

Color guard’s season ends early

Grant Milleson, Guest Contributor
March 27, 2020
Putting emphasis on inheritance and traits, freshman biology was assigned a new project where they got the chance to create a unique creature.

Creating their own creature

Grant Milleson, Guest Contributor
January 29, 2020
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