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Seniors reflect on the time spent with their instruments during high school

Seniors reflect on the time spent with their instruments during high school

Ross Harter, Staff Writer

May 17, 2019

The Orchestra program is putting on one last ‘hurrah’ for the seniors by allowing them to pick the music for the Senior Reflection ceremony. “I think that the songs we are playing at Senior Reflection shows just how unique and diverse we are, but also how special and significant we are too,...

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

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...

Orchestra students embrace the culture of New Orleans

Orchestra students embrace the culture of New Orleans

Nayeon Ryu, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018

After a 13 hour bus ride, 40 orchestra students–led by orchestra teacher Ed Sandheinrich–jazzed their way into New Orleans. From April 12 to 15, students toured the birthplace of jazz. At Tulane University, students completed an hour-long clinic with Dr. Maxim Samerov where he critiqued the orch...

Three students attend prestigious All-State music conference

Three students attend prestigious All-State music conference

Tyler Kinzy, Staff Writer

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 Jason Wan and Gwyn Allendorph and senior Joon Bang ensured that Parkway West was well-represented.F...

Orchestra students prepare for All-State

Orchestra students prepare for All-State

Anjali Shah, Staff Writer

January 25, 2017

“All-State is always an honor to participate in and it’s a great experience,” Wan said.

Orchestra co-hosts chili cookoff with Pattonville

Orchestra co-hosts chili cookoff with Pattonville

Layne Bierk and Nell Jaskowiak

November 18, 2016

The Pattonville and Parkway West High School orchestra programs are co-hosting a chili cook-off fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 18 at Holman Middle School. “I was approached by the Pattonville Orchestra teacher to co-host this event together,” orchestra teacher Ed Sandheinrich said. “Our symphonic ...

Orchestra set to host concert on Oct. 26

Orchestra set to host concert on Oct. 26

Wonsong Lee, Convergent Media Writer

October 26, 2016

Playing a variety of song genres from classic rock to baroque overtures, the eighth grade orchestra will play alongside the Concert, Chamber and Symphonic Orchestras on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m in the theater.

Music department prepares for spring concerts

Music department prepares for spring concerts

Justin Cupps, Staff Writer

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.

Orchestra competes in Nashville WorldStrides Heritage Festival

Orchestra competes in Nashville WorldStrides Heritage Festival

Nell Jaskowiak, Staff Writer

April 15, 2016

The orchestra performed three shows, one of which was critiqued by several adjudicators in a WorldStrides Heritage Festival.

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