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Choir director Eric Anthony sings “so long, farewell” to his time as an educator

Directing the girls Chamber Choir through their daily vocal warm ups, choir director Eric Anthony prepares the students for the day’s rehearsal. Anthony has been teaching in the music department since 2006. “I’m thankful that I’m ending my career in a school that I really like a lot,” Anthony said. “I was blessed to come to this place and am blessed to be finishing my career in a place that I feel safe and the kids feel safe. We don’t have to be the best athletes, we don’t have to be the best musicians, but we put out a good product and we’re happy with it. We know who we are.”
March 15, 2019

After 13 years of dedicated service to the music department, choir director Eric Anthony is retiring from his career as an educator. While Anthony was hired primarily as a choir director, he found...

Photo of the week – Dec. 10

Singing “The First Noel,” senior Malik Penton harmonizes with Concert Choir at the Winter Concert Dec. 11. Students from grades seven through 12 performed at the 50th anniversary of the Winter Concert. “Being in Concert Choir, after eight years of choir, is one of the most special experiences of life. Wherever I go, I’ll always have the memories with my friends to hold onto. When I transferred junior year to Marquette and later Saint Charles West High School, I made sure choir was on my schedule because music is something I can’t live without,” Penton said.
December 15, 2018

Showcase concert sets music department off on a strong start

Senior Meghan Stanfield, junior Theresa Monteleone and senior Chloe Hershenow perform enthusiastically in Jazz Choir at the First Annual Music Department Showcase Concert. This is Stanfield’s second year in the ensemble. “Singing is my passion, and it’s so nice to come to class to just sing with all my friends,” Stanfield said. “It really helps me forget about all the chaos of the world.”
October 8, 2018

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...

Three students attend prestigious All-State music conference

With a violin cradled in his arms, junior Jason Wan performs at a fall orchestra concert. Wan, who practices violin for roughly an hour a day, was selected to participate in the All-State orchestra at the Missouri Music Educators Association (MMEA) conference. “Every year you go to Mizzou and there’s a lot of people that audition so you have to stay there for a couple hours,” Wan said. “[At the conference] you rehearse for six to eight hours a day and then you perform on the last day. Some people practice their music before they get there.”
March 5, 2018

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...

Faculty spotlight: Eric Anthony

Eric Anthony at 12 years old in the year of 1969.
March 6, 2017

Pathfinder: What is your name and what is your job title?  Anthony: “My name is Eric Anthony, I am the Choir director.” Describe where you grew up. “I grew up here, not in St. Louis County, but...

Music department prepares for spring concerts

Directing the orchestra at in the theater, Mr. Sandheinrich waves his arms to conduct his students.
May 21, 2016
The month of April is a busy month for the music department; all three spring concerts—band, orchestra and choir—fall within three weeks of each other.

Concert Choir sings successfully at Large Ensemble Festival, to showcase talent at Spring Concert

Tenor twos senior Marc Doughter, juniors Alex Dunn and Josh Gorman practice an arrangement of the traditional tavern song
April 12, 2016
On March 7, the Concert Choir participated in the Missouri State High School Choir competition as a girls group, a boys group and a mixed group made up of the two.

Cafeteria transformed for a night of Jazz showcases

Jazz Choir students senior Sidney Baker,  juniors Caroline Vogl and Grace Glennon and senior Jessica Novik rehearse in the choir room.
March 3, 2016
Soft lighting, fine linens and centerpieces will adorn the Parkway West cafeteria on the evening of March 8 as the choral and instrumental Jazz ensembles take the stage for their fourth annual Coffee House performance.

Music classes bond over travel

Chicago from the Willis Tower.
April 13, 2015
The orchestra and choir programs travel to Chicago to sightsee and perform.

POW: Lauren Perez, Science ASC

Lauren Perez gives a performance in the Science ASC.
March 31, 2015

When did you begin singing? “I have been singing since I was small. I sang in church choir and then got serious in high school when I joined the Honors Choir and Select Choir.” What type of music...

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