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Amberly Schell, left, and Maranda Rose-Adame, right, pose infront of a piano after achieving All-State titles

All the right notes

Amberly Schell earns All-State first chair
Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer February 2, 2021

Choir isn’t just singing a few songs for parents during Christmas. Just like volleyball, band, colorguard and cheer, they compete. At this year’s UIL All-State competition, sophomore Amberly Schell...

The Pride of the Raiders Band practices in the mornings before school starts.

Changing Keys

Band, choir adapt to new regulations
Sandra Le, Reporter September 2, 2020

Across the nation, teachers have been forced to adjust their classes to new social distancing policies in order to keep students safe. Some fine arts courses such as choir and band are having to adapt...

Maddie Nichols tries to crack the case during the first Murder Mystery event in Oct. 2018.

A Series of Spooky Events

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor October 22, 2019

With Halloween right around the corner, seasonal festivities are underway. Rider High School has several “spooky” events that will be hosted by numerous student organizations. Murder Mystery returns...

From left to right: Junior Ashton Mastalsz, Junior Rebekah Woodward, Senior Austin Taack. Mastalsz was an alternate for the Tenor 1 section, with Taack placing first chair, also as a Tenor 1, and Woodward placing first chair as an Alto 1.

‘It’s an Adventure’

Woodward and Taack earn top spots in All-State Choir
Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief January 31, 2019

It’s countless hours of learning the music, perfecting every note, tidying up dynamics, and everything in between. It’s countless hours of sight reading for the later rounds. It’s countless hours...

A Note Above the Rest

A Note Above the Rest

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief January 22, 2018

The anticipation had risen, it was time to see if he would measure up. He had spent the last eight months preparing for this moment, and it all came down to this one audition. Then it was a waiting game. After...

After six years as the choir director, Jason Mayfield is leaving education at the end of this school year to pursue his business, Mayfield Events.

Teacher Today, DJ Tomorrow

Choir director leaves to pursue full-time career outside of education.
Jared Bruner, Reporter September 25, 2015

Lights flashing. Speakers thumping. The room is filled with people dancing. Dancing to the music chosen by the DJ. This is what Choir Director Jason Mayfield does as a living. Alongside his...

Choir: A Raider Tradition

December 18, 2014

Rider Voices

October 6, 2010

Mrs. Bacus Takes A Bow

Erica Klenk May 21, 2010

She stands at the front of the choir with her familiar warm smile and positive attitude towards her many students. As they sing the last note she puts her baton down and turns to the audience to take her...

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