The Rider Chronicle

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 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...

‘It’s an Adventure’

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.

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 of sitting at schools around the state, waiting to perform. Each stage eliminates some participants, e...

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 ...

Chasing the Waves

Chasing the Waves

Myla Johnston, Reporter

May 27, 2016

Sophomore Trinity Kronlein sat in her room, writing in a notebook full of poems. Her phone went off, Kronlein looked over and when she saw a message from freshman Aiden Potter, she played the recording. As she began to listen to the guitar solo, She looked back at her notebook. This was the beginning...

Senior at ‘Brink of Greatness’

Senior at 'Brink of Greatness'

Shannon Pyle, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2015

“I have a skin disorder.” Senior Sara Hamlin stepped up to the microphone. “So I’m not perfect or anything.” She felt the heat of the room pressing in on her. “You don’t have to be the status quo to be perfect.” She took a deep breath and steeled her nerves. “If you...

Teacher Today, DJ Tomorrow

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.

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 job as choir director, Mayfield and his wife Laura Mayfield own a DJ/Events business called Mayfield...

Falls Fest Takes a Bow

Falls Fest takes center stage for the last time.

Cortney Wood, Co-Editor-In-Chief

September 24, 2015

Lucy Park has been fenced off and the posters and billboards have been hung all around town. Through the years, Falls Fest publicity chair Lindsay Greer has never gotten used to the 5 o’clock rush. She has been a part of Falls Fest for the last 12 years and loves when people pour into the park eager...

Generation, Why?

Steven Garcia, Reporter

November 5, 2013

  When you think of the music of 2000s leading all the way up to 2013, what do you think of? Macklemore preaching to us about same love, Green Day continuing to question the status quo to tell us, “Don’t be an American Idiot.” Or do you think of the sight to sore eyes called the 2013 MTV...

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