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Building connections through music

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 echoes off the walls and the audience leans closer into the instrument just to feel the resonating sou...

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 at 7:00 in the Performing Arts Center. Enjoy the non-traditional orchestra production where performers ...

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 Band. Choir- The GHHS Choirs will be performing a number of classics, as well as some lesser-kn...

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 is invited down during the course of the school day,” band teacher Ian Novoselich said. “As l...

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 at the door. The collage concert will feature the wind ensemble, symphony and chamber orchestras,...

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 they’re going to wear. All members of the ensemble participate in this ritual, making it way more liv...

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 can have any coherent thought, let alone beautifully depict the show through music. “The...

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 need more space,” principal Tracy Wilson said. “We have more art students involved in...

Throwback Thursday, Halloween edition

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 to classic hits, to Guns n' Roses, The Beatles and Beach Boys. There is no other...

Music department gives strong performance at district festival

Music department gives strong performance at district festival

Betsey Cook, Fashion Editor

February 21, 2014

On Wednesday and Thursday, Grand Haven High School hosted the district band and orchestra festival where many groups earned straight ones. Students from both middle school and high school performed two prepared songs and went through a sight reading test. “Our kids performed to the best of their ability...