Grand Haven's student publication of community significance since 1927

The Bucs' Blade

Grand Haven's student publication of community significance since 1927

The Bucs' Blade

Grand Haven's student publication of community significance since 1927

The Bucs' Blade

GOTAK takes practice very seriously, but still manages to have fun! Theyre practicing for their first performance of the year.

GOTAK Performance Season Starts Early at Lowell Middle School

Katie Snyder, Editor October 6, 2023

As the year begins, so do GOTAK rehearsals. The Celtic performing ensemble is a staple in the community and can often be seen putting on a show around Grand Haven. This year, GOTAK is starting early with...

Teacher Juli Dick works with Chorale Ensemble as they continue to prepare for their upcoming concert on Oct. 9.

The Music of the Queens and Kings Concert

C Kelly, Reporter October 6, 2023

The first choir concert of the year will happen on Oct. 9. The performance will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the PAC.  This year's theme is The Music of the Queens and Kings and will feature...

Record Revolution

Vinyl is trending once again

Mike Baldus, Reporter May 12, 2022

Album cover for Molly Paytons recent release, Slack.

Three underrated music artists you should listen to

Lei Murphy, Reporter February 6, 2022

Some bands or music artists have a lot of talent but are undiscovered by the mass majority of people. Sometimes, to find a good band, you have to do some digging. Here are four great bands I’ve recently...

Nick Roberts takes the stage with his band

Sydney Kroll, Reporter January 19, 2022

On a recent Thursday, junior Nick Roberts glances up at the musical memorabilia surrounding him. In the backyard of local music promoter and ‘Walk the Beat’ founder Dave Palmer, you'll find The Greenhouse,...

Greta Van Fleets most recent album cover.

Greta Van Fleet doesn’t disappoint with newest album

Violet Kemperman, Reporter November 2, 2021

Greta Van Fleet is straight out of the 70s. The Outfits and music alike, it’s almost like a flashback in time. Many have related the band to Led Zeppelin, after listening to both bands the resemblance...

Mt. Joys self titled album (2018) / The Indies

Playlist Picks: The staff’s weekly tunes for October 11

1. “Music to Walk Home By” - Tame Impala  The flurry of drums, crunchy guitar riff, and soaring vocals of Kevin Parker. Lonerism’s 6th track captures the classic 70’s rock-pop feel and will surely...

Mild High Clubs third studio album Going Going Gone (2021)

Mild High Club misses mark on third studio album

Ben Pease, Arts and Entertainment Editor September 29, 2021

Alex Brettin may not be a name that jumps out to you right away, but he has received notable attention after his 2016 album Skiptracing and is the man behind the alias of Mild High Club.  After studying...

Senior Mike Baldus picks up a record to clean it off. Baldus started vinyl club with the intention to listen to more music on this medium.

Students put a spin on music

Jacob Welch, Reporter September 18, 2021

Vinyl club met for the first time this Thursday in the high school and then at an audio store to share their passion for music, particularly albums on spinning black disks.  “Every listening event...

So Much For Gardening EP (2021)

Feng Suave utilizing old methods to create new sounds

Ben Pease, Arts and Entertainment Editor September 17, 2021

One heavily reverbed guitar, a bass line dancing out of the root notes, a soft yet steady progression played on keys and the dry, vintage drum rhythm tapping beats as if tossing stones upon a lake and...

Who is Ceramic Animal?

Who is Ceramic Animal?

Ben Pease, Arts and Entertainment Editor March 12, 2021

Psychedelic rock continues to be revolutionized and modernized as different artists add their take to the continually changing and developing genre. Ceramic Animal is one band that is putting their own...

Pictured above are some of Jon VanOsss personal picks for essential records.

Essential records for the vinyl enthusiast

Mike Baldus, Reporter March 6, 2021

Owner of the local record shop, Off The Record, Jon VanOss, gives his educated opinion on essential records for the vinyl enthusiast.  These selections are based on a number of factors, such as popularity,...

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