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United Through Music: Chamber Master Class Brings Students Together

Sydney Lowry , Writer | February 24, 2020

Each year, chamber choir students from all twelve Howard County high schools gather to showcase the songs they’ve been working on for the choral assessments in March. The theatre is always packed with choir teachers, students, and guest speakers excited to listen, perform, and educate.  Mr. Crouch, Wilde Lake choir director, has an inside perspective as to what goes into the master class....

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Do You Hear Howard County Sing When Tomorrow Comes

Sarah Rubin, Managing Editor | February 24, 2020

The lights go down, the audience quiets, and the stage is still. The students begin to enter, ready to perform. They have one chance, and after months of practice and preparation, the moment has finally arrived. Suddenly, the tympanies roar, the light shines down, and the show begins. On Sunday, April 26, for the very first time, over a hundred students from high schools across the county will...

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Thriving Fine Arts Programs Lose Funding

Sydney Lowry , Writer | February 3, 2020

This year, the choir department increased in size from 88 students to 130. At the same time, according to Choir Director, Mr. Crouch, its budget was cut by $300.  This represents a trend of school-wide budget slashes, forcing departments to lean on patron donations or student fundraising.  “The arts are kind of thriving at Wilde Lake right now,” says band teacher, Mr. Green, “and it’s...

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Auditions for Wilde Lake’s Spring Musical, Guys and Dolls

Sydney Lowry , Writer | December 6, 2019

For anyone who loves to sing, dance, or act, Wilde Lake’s theatre department is holding auditions for the spring musical, Guys and Dolls, on Tuesday, December 10th.  Guys and Dolls is a classic musical comedy, involving overlapping love stories, gambling, and plenty of singing and dancing. Set in the middle of Times Square, New York, the show calls for a huge ensemble of gamblers, dancers, and...

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Wilde Lake High School Presents Matilda The Musical

Nadyne Segbe, Writer | November 19, 2019

  The Wilde Lake High School Theater Department is presenting: Matilda The Musical this upcoming Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Tickets are $13 online and $14 at the door. The play will begin at 7 and is located in the Jim Rouse Theatre. Brooke Webster, who plays the lead Matilda in the play, looks forward to opening night. "I've had such a blast doing this show, it's been so much fun feeling...

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