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Dance Students Showcase Talents at Winter Concert

Dance Students Showcase Talents at Winter Concert

Khalea Conway
February 2, 2016
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Wilde Lake’s Dance department showcased student choreographed pieces to Broadway songs at the winter dance concert on January 7 and 8. The preparation for this showcase took about two months, according to Dance teacher, Ms. Estabrook. Students were put into groups and given a theme for the song...

Students Practicing for Dance Showcase

Students Practicing for Dance Showcase

Khalea Conway
January 7, 2016
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https://youtu.be/i5nFx7G3ctI This video shows students in Dance Company practicing their dance to "All that Jazz". This is from early December.

Students Showcase Musical Talents at Coffee House

Students Showcase Musical Talents at Coffee House

Sara Fitch
December 21, 2015
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https://youtu.be/TnS7zLUSxQc Wilde Lake’s Music Program provides many opportunities for students to showcase their musical abilities, and the Coffee House on December 17 was one of them. Mr. Rankin, the Music Technology teacher, hosted the event in the cafeteria. There were microphones and speakers...

Behind the Scenes of The Brother’s Grimm Spectaculathon

Behind the Scenes of The Brother’s Grimm Spectaculathon

Rachel Eisenhauer
November 12, 2015
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To the average person, the school play is just actors on a stage, but the drama experience is also about what goes on behind the scenes, with the crew. The tech crew is the group of people work behind the scenes of the show, and they make the sets, costumes, organize the lighting, and many other th...

WL jazz band takes the title of national grand champions

Tyler Powell
November 12, 2015
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Wilde Lake’s jazz band of 2014-15 won the National Grand Championships award at the Orlando Festival under their experienced conductor, Mr. Dutrow. The small, but powerful group of students impressed the judges with their perfected piece, and both the jazz band and the wind ensemble took first place...

Wilde Lake Prepares Prescott for Future In Music

Wilde Lake Prepares  Prescott for Future In Music

Gabby Christopher
June 16, 2015
Filed under Arts, Features

Former Band President, Leah Prescott, has been through just about every part of Wilde Lake’s music program. From Wind Ensemble, to Concert Band, to Jazz Band to Rock Band, she spends most of her free time playing music.  Her involvement in school bands started when her family moved from Cali...

Wilde Lake Jams out in the Spring

Wilde Lake Jams out in the Spring

Nathan Nguyen
May 12, 2014
Filed under Arts

On Friday May 2, Mr. Rankin and his guitar students along with members of the Wilde Lake Band played during all lunch periods to entertain the students eating lunch.                       ...

Candice Ho, Female Drum Major

Candice Ho, Female Drum Major

Janay Gore
November 20, 2013
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At halftime, the crowd quiets and anxiously waits for the marching band to begin. The drum line eagerly leads the band out on to the field, keeping everyone in step. With a whistle, Candice Ho begins to count off. Candice is the first female drum major at Wilde Lake since 1999. Having been part of ...

Gabe Smith is a “wide-eyed wonder”

Gabe Smith is a “wide-eyed wonder”

Sarah Orzach
March 24, 2013
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With the set painted, pit band ready, and seats filled, Senior Gabe Smith was ready to take the stage for Wilde Lake’s production of Godspell. Smith has been singing, dancing, and acting in fine arts performances since his freshman year. Smith’s experience in the arts department is why he ...

Shir Kaplan, Nucleus of Dance Company

Shir Kaplan, Nucleus of Dance Company

Sarah Orzach
January 24, 2013
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As the house lights go down and the audience quiets to an excited whisper, Senior Shir Kaplan takes her place on stage, along with the other twenty-one members of the Wilde Lake Dance Company. She takes a breath and mentally prepares for the curtains to rise and the music to start. Kaplan has been danc...

Simon Fines Brings Sense of Humor to Drum Major Position

Simon Fines Brings Sense of Humor to Drum Major Position

Sarah Orzach
November 24, 2012
Filed under Arts

It is halftime at a Wilde Lake home football game, but fans are not flocking to the concession stand. Instead, they wait for Drum Major Simon Fines to lead the marching band out onto the field. As Fines climbs onto his podium and blows his whistle, the band explodes into music and the crowd shakes the bl...

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