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A Decade of Electronicas

A Decade of Electronicas

Meghan Helton, Reporter

May 20, 2019

The stage darkens and the crowd quiets. Something moves in the black lights and luminescent faces emerge. They get in formation and the show begins. Every year Electronica has a theme and this performance is no different. In fact, the audience can expect an amazing show that’s like nothing they’v...

A Union of Music

A Union of Music

Meghan Helton, Reporter

May 20, 2019

School is coming to a close and soon we’ll be welcoming the new year. To celebrate the end of this long nine months, the musical groups will perform their annual Spring Concerts. This year, however, the two varsity instrumental groups will join each other on the stage for the grand finale to an amaz...

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 auditioning earlier in the day, Junior Austin Taack sat among some of the best high school...

Battle of the Arts 2 : Fine vs Performing

Battle of the Arts 2 : Fine vs Performing

Jacob H. Wooten, Reporter, Website Manager

January 27, 2017

Performing is typically an art believed to be just an art rather than Fine Art. In reality, performing makes up its own art form which is the third art category that Battle of the Arts will observe. Performing Art is debatably the only art category that can put up a challenge to the music side of Fine Arts ...

Balancing Act

November 24, 2015

75-hour Challenge Leads To Band Audition

75-hour Challenge Leads To Band Audition

Lane Maddox, Reporter

December 12, 2014

“Letter N, you may begin your audition,” the room monitor says to the girl next to me. I sit in the ready chair to her right, my palms sweating, as I try to control my breathing and will my heartbeat to slow down. I wipe my clammy hands on my jeans, trying to maintain my composure. You can do...

Band prepares to play at Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in December

Band prepares to play at Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in December

Kyler Norman

October 6, 2011

The Rider band has currently raised over $300,000 for their trip to London on Dec. 28 to play for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. “I’m really not sure why we got picked,” band director Loy Studer said. “We’re just a little band from Wichita Falls. In 2009, the band played at a UIL State wind...

Red River Drumline Festival Tickets Available Now

Kayla Holcomb

September 14, 2010

The Red River Drumline Festival, featuring the University of North Texas drumline and bands across the area, will be performing in the Rider gymnasium, Sept. 25, at 6:30 p.m.. Tickets sell at $5 apiece. They can be purchased in the band hall or from any percussion player. "We're all very excited...

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