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Marching band focuses on school spirit after competition season is cancelled

Senior brass leader and baritone player, Kalea Watson, practices

Madeleine Nseir, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2020

After a tough decision, the Arizona marching band organizations decided to cancel all in-person events for the 2020 season. Perry’s assistant band director, Benjamin Sampayan, shared how the band will still be active at school while Puma Regiment members shed an optimistic light on their new experience....

Regimented plan

The Regiment warms up before playing at Friday's game

Lindsey Harrison, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2019

The Puma Regiment is one of the largest, hardest-working programs on campus. This group of 101 students compete across the state, perform during all home varsity football games, and get the Puma Nation hyped up on a regular basis. Throughout the course of a typical week, the students dedicate 15 hours...

Jazz band proves skills at annual NAU Festival

Jazz band proves skills at annual NAU Festival

Sarah Cheang, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2017

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

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 ...

Preparation to performance: homecoming halftime show

Milan Andrade

September 7, 2016

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...

Four years of fine arts

The 8th annual Student Showcase held in the PHS auditorium. May 12, 2016.

Molly Ogden, Staff Reporter

May 18, 2016

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...

Perry produced several Allstate qualifiers across the fine arts department: choir, band, orchestra

Molly Ogden, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2016

The best of the best. The elite. Numero Uno. All of these describe those musicians who are able to participate in the Allstate performance for choir, orchestra, and band. And Perry is no stranger to this kind of devotion and talent. Allstate is the best of the best musicians in the entire sta...

Emily Ethington takes Germany by storm

Emily Ethington in Germany earlier this November.

Sarah Campbell, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2015

Students walk past hundreds of their peers on any given day; oblivious to each other’s hidden talents and accomplishments. People walk past Junior Emily Ethington in the halls everyday, blind to the fact that she may be one of the most brilliant scientific minds, not just in the community, but in t...

Stepping in time: Perry students spend summer traveling the country with prestigious drum corps

Senior Cari Earnhardt (left), junior Evan LaBate (center), and Perry alumni Matt Warren (left) pose in front of their tour bus before a performance. The Academy traveled all over the country  to perform this summer.

Molly Ogden, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2015

Music is essential to the aura of school pride at every football game and pep assembly. That pride is the product of hours of practice from none other than the school marching band. For many students, marching band is an opportunity to make friends, get involved, and sharpen  their musical abilities...

Regiment’s rise of the ‘Machines’

Students rehearse for an upcoming show.

Michelle Bolden, Staff Reporter

August 28, 2014

Perry’s division one marching band, the Puma Regiment, is ready to kick off a new school year with an extraordinary new show concept titled Machine Revolution. “It’s really about the evolution of machines,” drum major Isabella West shares.  The show expresses all aspects of how machines have a...

The student voice of Perry High School
Brandon Kiesgen