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Band department hosts trivia fundraiser

Band department hosts trivia fundraiser

Aiden Rushing, Reporter

December 4, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On Friday, Nov. 30 band trivia night was held at the American Legion to raise money for the music department. Teams participated against one another in trivia. Each team consisted of eight members per table, each participant had to pay $10. “We [marching band] are raising money to help buy new...

Students prepare for solo and ensemble competition

Students prepare for solo and ensemble competition

Danielle Stevens, Managing Editor

March 31, 2018


Filed under News

On Apr. 14, West’s music department is holding solo and ensemble at West. Students from the band, orchestra, and the choir department are able to participate. As of 2018, there were 49 entries, all from soloists and ensembles. “These competitions have been going on for about 70 years,” band director Mark ...

Women of West: Maggie Oates

Women of West: Maggie Oates

Danielle Stevens, Managing editor

March 26, 2018


Filed under Features

A funny story from Maggie Oates about traveling with her honor band students: “One time, I was driving a Suburban with some kids to an honor band in Cedar Rapids and the district had not put more windshield wiper fluid into the vehicle, plus it was snowy, muddy and I couldn’t see anything. I lit...

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