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Jazz Band gets a full instrumentation

Jazz Band gets a full instrumentation

Peyton Gaskill, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under A & E

For the first time since 2001, the Jazz Band has a full instrumentation. This means that the band has players for each instrument required for musical pieces written for large bands, including saxophones, trumpets, trombones, guitar, bass, drums and a piano. “It’s really fun because we can do chart...

Senior oboist Gwyn Allendorph works to make her passion a career

Senior oboist Gwyn Allendorph works to make her passion a career

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions Editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under A & E, Features

If you want to find senior Gwyn Allendorph, check a practice room, a stage in Webster Groves or perhaps Powell Hall. An accomplished oboist, Allendorph is currently in four symphonic orchestras and has represented the school in the All-Suburban and All-State Bands. This passion and drive for musi...

Showcase concert sets music department off on a strong start

Showcase concert sets music department off on a strong start

Maria Newton, Features Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under A & E, music, showcase

As parents, friends and students poured into the gymnasium, they were met with the rhythmic pounding of the Marching Band. The strong metronome, meant to keep the marchers in synchronization, was captivating. This was the beginning of the First Annual Music Department Showcase Concert: a concert inclu...

Musicians flourish with auditioned bands

Musicians flourish with auditioned bands

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions Editor

September 7, 2018


Filed under news, showcase

Walk down the music hallway at any given time of day and there is probably a band student working in a practice room. Come back during third, fifth or sixth hour and find a full band rehearsing their pieces, sound spilling into the science hall nearby. With an actively growing program, band director ...

Three students attend prestigious All-State music conference

Three students attend prestigious All-State music conference

Tyler Kinzy, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018


Filed under news

From the morning of Jan. 24 through the evening of Jan. 27, music permeated the Tan-Tar-A Resort in Lake of the Ozarks. At the 80th annual Missouri Music Educators Association (MMEA) conference, juniors Jason Wan and Gwyn Allendorph and senior Joon Bang ensured that Parkway West was well-represented.F...

BØRNS concert review

BØRNS concert review

Maria Newton, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018


Filed under A & E, music

Alternative rock band BØRNS took the stage in St. Louis on Jan. 30 for a concert at the Pageant. The small venue provided fans with a close-up view of the main singer/songwriter Garrett Clark Borns while he performed songs from his 2015 album “Dopamine” as well as music from his new album “Blu...

Four band students accepted into St. Louis All-Suburban Concert Band

Four band students accepted into St. Louis All-Suburban Concert Band

Emily Dickson, Sabrina Bohn, and Dani Fischer

November 7, 2017


Filed under news, showcase

After weeks of practicing the same few sets of scales, rudiments and excerpts, four band students, percussionist and junior Justin Cupps, oboist and junior Gwyn Allendorph, tubist and junior John Eyermann and trombonist and sophomore Charlie Foy were accepted into the St. Louis All-Suburban band. After...

Bands take spring break trip to New York City

Bands take spring break trip to New York City

Maddie Hoffmann, Staff Writer

March 19, 2017


Filed under news, photo galleries, showcase

Armed with pillows, blankets and a surplus of gadgets to keep them entertained on the nearly 12 hour bus ride to Columbus, Ohio, 62 students boarded two charter buses at 7:45 am on March 10, marking the first major trip for the bands under the new band director Brad Wallace. “Probably the mo...

Longhorns compete against bands from across the nation

Longhorns compete against bands from across the nation

Bridget Noonan, Sports Writer

November 5, 2016


Filed under news

Bands traveled in from Colorado, Ohio, Texas, Minnesota, Illinois, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Kansas, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Arkansas and Nebraska to participate.

Fall Craft Fair features local businesses

Fall Craft Fair features local businesses

Mary Claire Moriarity, Staff Writer

October 27, 2016


Filed under news

Over 135 vendors will pack the north and main gym on Saturday Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., for the 33nd annual Parkway West Band Craft Fair. “It funds much of our competition activities including bus and truck rental and entry fees, which can be sizable,” Craft Fair s...

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