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Perry’s best: concert bands

Sarah Cheang, Staff Reporter
May 23, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Uncategorized

Brandon Hermreck Eleven years ago, a young Brandon Hermreck began his musical career after getting his hands on his father’s guitar. He was the first of his family to take interest in the field, so much so that he picked up the alto saxophone in fifth grade, then bass guitar, followed by tenor saxo...

History teacher pursues musical passion

History teacher pursues musical passion

Nikki Soto, Staff reporter
May 21, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

  Teachers strive to motivate students to follow their passions, no matter how abstract they may seem. U.S. and World History teacher Paul Kreutz does this by embodying what it means to make a dream reality. A dedicated teacher and devoted musician, Kreutz is able to start the day sharin...

Jazz band proves skills at annual NAU Festival

Jazz band proves skills at annual NAU Festival

Sarah Cheang, Staff Reporter
March 9, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

Jazz musicians Brandon Hermreck and Nini Coracides know how to perform under pressure, after all, they’ve been doing it throughout their entire high school careers. On Feb. 24-25, the senior and sophomore - as well as the rest of the jazz band - traveled to the annual Northern Arizona Universit...

Band begins recruitment for upcoming season

Sarah Cheang, Staff Reporter
February 6, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

The Perry High School band program awaits new students every year to aid in developing the music scene. To move this process along and guarantee enrollment, band director Brandon Kiesgen visits junior high schools during registration season to recruit future members. Kiesgen and current Perry band ...

Marching Band continues hard work

Asher Laufenburger, Staff Reporter
November 18, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Marching band has been very busy within the past month or so, with both in and out of state competitions.. Although they haven’t placed in the highest rankings, junior Justin Kang said that as long as they “keep [their] energy up and focus” they should be able to get back up in the top rankings....

Concert band prepares to put on first performance

Sarah Cheang, Staff Reporter
October 27, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

As school resumes for the second quarter, many students in concert band are preparing for their first performance of the year on November 22. For most, it will be the first of their high school career as well. Out of 32 students in the ensemble, 22 are freshmen. Knowing this, much time must go in...

StuGo Announces Chill Winter Dance

Ian Graham, Reporter
October 25, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, News

On Thursday Oct. 21, Student Government (StuGo) began making mysterious announcements about an event that would take place Dec. 3. The bulletin board outside of the group’s classroom posed the question “What’s happening 12/3?” while countless tweets stating “12/3” began appearing on many users...

After success in first show, marching band ready for Sabino

After success in first show, marching band ready for Sabino

Asher Laufenburger, Staff Reporter
September 26, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

  Being a part of division one marching band includes having approximately 120 members; 120 members that need to be on the same beat and tempo for a whole seven minute long performance. Their first competition was Sat. Sept. 24 where they not only placed first in all available categories, but...

Freshman Van Dusen surpasses peers in clarinet auditions

Freshman Van Dusen surpasses peers in clarinet auditions

Sarah Cheang, Staff Reporter
August 30, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Freshman clarinet player Jenny Van Dusen has surpassed older peers in placement for her section in the symphonic band. Symphonic band - the highest of all concert bands - requires student auditions. In the audition, they will be assessed on their musical abilities including note range, intonation...

Four years of fine arts

Four years of fine arts

Molly Ogden, Staff Reporter
May 18, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

We dedicate this section to students who have spent the last 4 years immersed in the Fine Arts program of Perry High School. Arts/Sculpture Everyone has seen the beautiful art and sculpture displays as they enter the D building. Sculpture is a medium for visual expression. Arts department chair and sculpt...

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