The Precedent

Senior Kylie Christensen, freshman CJ Chen, and Junior David Schwartz focus on new pieces. Well-rounded members of Tri-M are dedicated to both their school work and music studies.

Tri-M Musical Honor Society: Next generation’s music leaders

Julia Carvalho, Staff Reporter September 9, 2022

Tri-M, or Modern Music Masters, Music Society is an international honor program for junior high and high school students. The organization strives to inspire passionate musicians and scholars to share...

Sound of music

Julia Carvalho, Staff Reporter September 2, 2022

As the fall season is quickly approaching, the music department has been hard at work preparing for concerts, competitions, and additional performances. With the help of their directors, musicians have...

The Puma Regiment playing at the half-time show at the beginning of the season. This was from Sep. 3rd when bands season had just begun.

From half-time show to championship

Meghan McGowan, Photo Editor November 15, 2021

The Puma Regiment has been performing during half-time shows and at competitions since September, but on Nov. 13 they had their biggest performance at the Arizona Marching Band Association (AZMBA) Championship....

Lucy Salanga drums during a rehearsal for a football game. Practicing is a very crucial part of band consisting of at least two practices a day.

Highlighting the sound behind football games

Presley Plant, Managing Editor November 1, 2021

High school football games are a highlight of student life. Both the players and coaches contribute to the fun night. However, football games are more than just about football; band plays a big role in...

Jacob Nieves (12) and Maddie Woods (11) practice with the trumpet section in preparation for their field show. The Puma Regiment performs a eight minute show, where students have to play their instruments and walk simultaneously.

Puma Regiment marches into a new season

Sophie Barkett, Reviews/ Opinions editor August 27, 2021

At every football game and assembly, marching band and Colorguard students can be found bringing pep and enthusiasm to the student body. These students work eagerly together in the Puma Regiment, the official...

Band holds a concert at Gilbert Reginal park.

Band holds concert at Gilbert Regional park

Sophia Hawkins, Staff reporter May 19, 2021

This year has been hard for teachers and students to figure out what events can and can not continue with COVID restrictions. Gilbert Regional park was where the band would have hosted their last concert...

Clarinet player Brandon Moak, junior, practicing for Regional auditions. Auditions are structured virtually this year, due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Regional auditions look different for students in music programs

Saydria Ostler, Staff Reporter February 12, 2021

Every year, students enrolled in choir, orchestra, or band have the opportunity to audition for the AMEA Southwest Region Honor Groups. There are eight regions in Arizona, and students can audition for...

Ella Hanks and Bridget Pitts from StuGo working on putting up the Valentines Day hearts with all the teachers and students names on them.

StuGo’s candy grams step in for Saxygrams

Dayton Jones, Sports editor February 11, 2021

For the past couple of years, the band has organized Saxygrams. Usually, around this time, any student could go buy a Saxygram; a small card with a personalized note, the band would go around giving out...

SPECIAL REPORT: Students sound off ideas for returning to school

Nadine Loureiro and Lindsey Harrison June 22, 2020

On a Zoom call, one month away from the scheduled start of school, a group of students discussed the ideas presented at the recent CUSD governing board study session regarding how to handle returning to...

Fine Arts Decade Wrap Up

Fine Arts Decade Wrap Up

Kiley Newby and Vivian Duong December 13, 2019

As the year comes to an end and with the decade wrapping up, we are leaving behind a lot of memories for the fine arts program. In the last decade there has been a variety of achievements for every aspect...

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