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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...

Winter guard, drum line to face Western Championships

Asher Laufenburger, Assistant Editor
March 10, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

After many tournaments and competitions throughout the month of Feb., drumline and winter guard have been preparing for their biggest competition yet: Western Championships. This year the drumline competition will be held in San Bernardino Calif. and the color guard will go to Vegas. The competit...

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 ...

Winter guard attracts new members for 2016-2017

Winter guard attracts new members for 2016-2017

Asher Laufenburger, Assistant Sports Editor
December 16, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Winterguard is a “color guard activity performed indoors to recorded music, usually in a gym or arena.” This year open auditions were held, available for anyone to be on the team. The auditions were open so that, according to band director Brandon Kiesgan, “we [can] give people a chance to do something...

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....

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...

Preparation to performance: homecoming halftime show

Milan Andrade
September 7, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Friday night lights are officially here. The student sections cheering their team on for a successful night. The crowd compressed like a can of sardines. The football players getting prepared for their next victim of the night. And the festivities that have been celebrated for decades. This upcoming...

From drumming to homecoming

Sydney Wolfe, Staff Reporter
September 5, 2016
Filed under Features

The excitement is pumping high, as Perry band and color guard get ready to take on the homecoming halftime show. To carry on the tradition, many Alumni will be coming to the John Wren Stadium September 2 to unite with former the former Perry band and color guard. Looking to put on a good show, band...

Perry band members nationally recognized

Perry band members nationally recognized

Asher Laufenburger, Staff Reporter
August 30, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Multiple students, past and present, continue to represent Perry throughout not only the state but also the country with their musical abilities. Aside from many past alumni being acknowledged for their participation in the Drum Corps International World Championships, three out of ten students pick...

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...

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