The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High


The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High


The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High


Going over her music, junior Ellie Moriarity takes notes from a Jan. 25 Jazz Choir rehearsal. Moriarity’s favorite day of the week was Monday because she got to see her friends, Jazz Choir teacher Brian Parrish and make music with them. “My favorite part about Jazz Choir is hearing the final product. I enjoy listening to jazz music, and listening to a song that I am actually a part of is really cool,” Moriarity said.

Jazz Choir makes a long-awaited return

Brooke Moss, Staff Writer March 5, 2021

Practicing from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays, the Jazz Choir continues to rehearse and make recordings, but, as of now, they have no concerts planned due to COVID-19. They recently released a new recording...

Senior Braden Jensen sits on the stairs of his Jazz Choir classroom Nov. 19, his last day of in-person school for the semester. Jensen preferred in-person classes because it was easier for him to learn in a school setting, especially for choir. “Singing through a mask is pretty interesting because you had less air to breathe in and the sound that came out could be kind of muffled,” Jensen said. “[But] with [choir] it was much better to sing with each other in-person.”

Photo of the Week- Nov. 16

Elle Rotter, Awards Coordinator November 20, 2020

Senior Jonah Hathaway and junior Noah Wright perform at the Jazz Coffee House concert. Both students are members of the jazz band led by band director Brad Wallace and choir director Brian Parrish. “Jazz was a genre of music that I wasn’t familiar with,” Wright said. “Being in Jazz Band has made me a better musician and has helped me to enjoy music even more.”

Jazz Coffee House Review

Maria Newton, Staff Writer March 30, 2018

The annual Jazz Coffee House concert is one of the best showcases of the music program. This year, the casual event, intended to be more of a social gathering than a formal concert, featured the Jazz Choir,...

Grace Miller and her cross country team threw a party for Cutellis birthday in his classroom by filling his room with four hundred and fifty embarrassing photos of him on Oct. 15. [Rachel Ebner]

Week of Oct. 12 – 16

Mary Galkowski, Staff Photographer October 22, 2015
Librarian Brian Welch stayed after school for five hours on Oct. 15 to help students with their research papers for English IV.
Week of Oct. 5 - 9

Week of Oct. 5 – 9

Mary Galkowski, Staff Writer October 13, 2015
On Thursday, Oct. 8, the JV boys soccer team had to run eight miles. Find out why here.
Week of Sept 21 - 25

Week of Sept 21 – 25

Mary Galkowski, Staff Writer, Photographer September 28, 2015
The Feminist Club is busy planning a charity concert in October to raise money for Operation Keep Girls in School.
Parkway West Jazz Choir

Jazz Choir launches fundraising campaign

Bayleigh Williams, Staff Writer and Features Editor April 23, 2015
The Jazz Choir wants to record their songs and make a music video professionally, but there's one thing standing in their way: they need $2,000.
Jazz Choir performs at the Fall Choir Concert, Oct. 23.

Jazz Choir Performs at MMEA Conference

Allison Wills, Staff Writer January 27, 2015
Through a unique opportunity, the Parkway West Jazz Choir is performing at the Missouri Music Educators Association's (MMEA) widely-attended conference on Jan.29. The MMEA hosts the annual conference at Tan-Tar-A resort, at the Lake of the Ozarks, featuring workshops for educators and musical performances from groups from around the state.
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