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...

Junior Keegan Young plays his cello in the practice room  during lunch. He finds cello the best instrument to connect with people because its range resembles the human voice. Young finds it important to connect with people through his music and is always trying to find more ways to connect with the audience.

Building connections through music

Mercedes Mancilla, Reporter November 28, 2018

Junior Keegan Young pulls down the endpin of his cello and the mood of the room changes. His hands glide over the neck and upon the tuning pegs as he starts plucking strings. The sound of sharp pizzicato...

Orchestra holds Halloween concert

Orchestra holds Halloween concert

Gabriella Amores, Reporter October 30, 2018

Monsters, Ghouls, Flutes, and bassoons? If you enjoy both music and Halloween, you should know about Grand Haven High School’s upcoming 2018 Orchestra Halloween Concert, on October 30th, this Tuesday...

Sitting down with members of the Grand Haven High School fine arts department

Sophia Jaeger and Morgan Womack February 16, 2018

Reporters Sophia Jaeger and Morgan Womack chat with Rita McLary, Samantha Korecki, Dominique Christian, Noah Merriman and Pearl Slayton about their experiences with the arts.

Music department prepares for 5th annual “Holiday Spectacular”

Morgan Womack and Gabe Rutherford December 8, 2017

Band- Grand Haven’s band program will be giving its fresh take on some beloved pieces. The band will be featuring the Percussion Ensemble, the Wind Ensemble, the Brass Quintet, and the Buccaneer Big...

Annual MSBOA Festival takes place Feb. 24 and 25

Jess Ashburn, Reporter February 23, 2016

The bands and orchestras are performing at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association District 7 Festival Wednesday, Feb. 24 and Thursday, Feb. 25 at the high school. “Everybody and anybody...

Annual Holiday Spectacular takes place Dec. 11

Kevin Swain, Senior staff writer December 8, 2015

The third annual Grand Haven High School Holiday Spectacular will take place on Friday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. Tickets, are $7 and on sale under the Seat Yourself icon on and will also be available...

Annual Halloween orchestra concert to take place Oct. 29

Lily Ives, Reporter October 29, 2015

The annual Halloween orchestra concert is held in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Thursday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m. A creative tradition the Orchestra contributes to is having a theme for what...

Below the scenes of “Shrek the Musical”

Lexie Alexander, Reporter November 22, 2014

Above the stage is where the story is told and songs sung, but below is where the backbone lies. The Pit. The thunderous sound of music within the Pit, makes it nearly impossible to imagine how the students...

School Construction Plans

School Construction Plans

Emily Bruch, News Editor November 20, 2014

Each year, students and staff in the music and athletic departments work hard and strive for excellence. Due to the growth of these programs, there is a need for expansion projects for their facilities. “We...

Meyers breaks into song for the closing piece, Sweet Child O Mine.

Throwback Thursday, Halloween edition

Elizabeth Tibbe, Co-editor in chief October 31, 2014

You would think a Halloween concert would feature “Monster Mash”, “Thriller” or “This is Halloween”. But orchestra director Melissa Meyers, took this years concert in a different direction. Backwards. Back...

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