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The road to LGPE for band students

The road to LGPE for band students

Jackson Carlstrom, Co-Editor

March 15, 2019


Filed under Band, CAMPUS NEWS, FINE ARTS

For band students, Large Group Performance Evaluations (LGPE) is an every year occurrence. Every March, several bands from across southwest Georgia travel to Cairo to perform in LGPE, an event that provides bands the opportunity to receive feedback on their performance and musical skills. Bands choos...

Two students earn chairs in GMEA 2019 All-State Band

Two students earn chairs in GMEA 2019 All-State Band

Jackson Carlstrom, Co-Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Band, CAMPUS NEWS, FEATURES, FINE ARTS

21 band members traveled to Houston County High School for the second round of All-State Band auditions last month. The results are in now, and two students from Lee County will be representing the band at All-State. Trumpet player Jacob Carlstrom (10) and clarinet player Christopher Kim (11) both ear...

By the Numbers: The best movies of 2018

By the Numbers: The best movies of 2018

Jackson Carlstrom, Managing Editor

January 17, 2019


Filed under COLUMNS, FEATURES, FINE ARTS, Showcase

Now that January has rolled around, the 2018 movie season is over. 2018 saw lots of financial successes as audiences went down to the theaters several times for different major blockbusters that year. However, instead of looking at the numbers, we are going to dive into my personal opinion today. ...

Marching band prepares for Sugar Bowl trip

Marching band prepares for Sugar Bowl trip

Jackson Carlstrom, Managing Editor

January 2, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, FINE ARTS, MARCHING BAND, Showcase

The Sugar Bowl in New Orleans is more than just a football game. The entire city is active and celebrating during this time. It is a New Year to remember. And this year, the marching band will be able to be at the heart of the celebration. Under Ronald Hill (faculty), the marching band was invited to be...

One-act play “Ben Hur” takes center stage

One-act play “Ben Hur” takes center stage

Madeline Conger, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2018


Filed under CLUBS, FINE ARTS, STUDENTS

The Theatre Arts Guild participates in a One Act production every year. This year’s show is titled “Ben Hur”. The play follows the story of a group of actors and actresses as they produce the epic of “Ben Hur.” Each of the six characters also assume various other roles throughout the performanc...

Marching band finishes season at Sound of Silver Invitational

Marching band finishes season at Sound of Silver Invitational

Jackson Carlstrom, Managing Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under MARCHING BAND, Showcase

Final competitions are always a big event. It is the final chance for a team to show the crowd what they have got. It is a grand finale. The marching band had worked hard all season to clean up their halftime show to be viewed and ranked by judges, and have been awarded for their efforts with superior...

The marching band’s 2018 performances

The marching band’s 2018 performances

Kate Tabor, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2018


Filed under MARCHING BAND

As the Marching Trojan Band gets their first superior rating of the season, many of the fans were excited. Color Guard Captain Jalyn Smith (12) said, “That was a precious moment. We were excited because of all the hard work we put in.” Smith has been on color guard for 3 years and became ...

Marching band plays tribute to Aretha Franklin

Marching band plays tribute to Aretha Franklin

Amber Greenhill, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under MARCHING BAND

The queen of soul, Aretha Franklin, passed away August 16. To honor her memory, the Trojan Marching Band played her blockbuster song “Think” during halftime at the football game the very next day. Band members, colorguard and dancers all  perfected their routines in a little over 48 hours. N...

Chorus gets published, polished, prepped for big things

Chorus gets published, polished, prepped for big things

Georgia Miller, Editor in Chief

October 1, 2018


Filed under FINE ARTS, Showcase

High school chorus members, under the direction of Bradley Bunce (faculty), have had their share of well-earned notoriety lately. First, they produced their own music video, and then they made their mark on the University of Georgia campus. More than just a cell phone recording uploaded to social media,...

Band takes on Sugar Bowl

Band takes on Sugar Bowl

Amber Greenhill, Staff Reporter

September 6, 2018


Filed under MARCHING BAND, Showcase

After a long marching season, it is nice to take a spring trip to relax. Last year, the band took a cruise to Cozumel. This year, the band has been granted the opportunity to perform at the Sugar Bowl Classic in Louisiana. The Sugar Bowl is a college football game for top rank teams that lead them to...

Humans of Lee: Up Close and Personal with Maddie McMickle

Humans of Lee: Up Close and Personal with Maddie McMickle

Jackson Carlstrom, Managing Editor

August 30, 2018


Filed under HUMANS OF LEE, MARCHING BAND, Showcase

Every new marching band season means a new student will step up and take the role of drum major. The drum major is who keeps the band in control and conducts the band from the podium during rehearsals, games, and competitions. Maddie McMickle (10) stepped up this season as drum major. The drum maj...

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