The Rider Chronicle

Changing Keys

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

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 to fit the new health and safety regulations.  “We had to change the order of how we sing in class,” assist...

Tryouts go virtual during pandemic

Cheerleaders performing during a November pep rally.

Meghan Helton, Reporter

May 18, 2020

With Rider High School shut down because of COVID-19, extracurricular groups were forced to cease their activities altogether. However, Rider's marching band, cheerleaders and Raiderettes have found ways to overcome this when it came to having tryouts for 2020-21. “In the past auditions for ch...

Feel the beat

Freshman Brandon Harris practices over the summer, putting in hours of work.

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

December 16, 2019

During football season, the sound of loud drums tapping in time can be heard from the practice field across the neighborhood. The loud boom of the metronome is overpowering when approaching the turf.  However, there is one person on the field who can’t hear the ticking behind them. Freshman Brando...

A Night to Remember

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

September 30, 2019

“Why am I more nervous about tonight than region?” Senior Ethan Hughes said. I could only smile and laugh nervously as I felt the exact same way. I was trembling inside that giant inflatable I’ve seen for the past four years. The loud cheers outside were nothing new for me. They could be heard b...

Q/A with Color Guard Captain Lilly Studer

Lilly Studer enjoying one of her last pep rallies.

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

September 25, 2019

Friday night will be a special one for many as it’s Senior Night for the Class of 2020’s JROTC, band, Raiderettes, color guard, cheerleaders and football. The Rider Chronicle is having a series of Q/As with the leaders of each organization this week.  Color guard captain Lilly Studer has always ...

Q/A with Drum Major Reili Schell

Reili Schell has been playing the flute since she was 8 years old.

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2019

Friday night will be a special one for many as it’s Senior Night for the Class of 2020’s JROTC, band, Raiderettes, colorguard, cheerleaders and football. The Rider Chronicle is having a series of Q/As with the leaders of each organization this week.  Most Friday nights, Drum Major Reili Schell ...

Q/A with Rider Band Director Loy Studer

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Meghan Helton, Reporter

August 26, 2019

With every new year comes new challenges. Loy Studer, the head director of the Pride of the Raiders Marching Band, is no stranger to this. Now entering his 14th year, The Rider Chronicle sat down with Studer to discuss the arrival of the new band uniforms and his views for the current marching season...

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...

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