Woodwind Profile: Clarinet

By Tessa Montgomery: Even though the clarinet was invented hundreds of years ago, it is considered a newer orchestral instrument. It brings a unique, reed-based sound to multiple genres of music. History The clarinet comes from an old instrument called …

Avon Winds: Flying to New Heights

By Kellie Finch: Avon HS Winds truly embodied the phrase “The sky’s the limit” with their 2022 production entitled “Murmuration.” Students stretched their wings and took to the air to produce a showcase that even the most elegant avians would …

Tips to Improve Your Flexibility

By Emily Ward: Competition season is right around the corner, and many athletes are wondering what they can do to help improve their flexibility for their upcoming 2023 show. Here is a list of basic techniques that athletic trainers and …

How We Thrived: Music City Mystique

By Jeffrey Peterson: In an interview with the director of Music City Mystique, Josh Nelson breaks down some of the group’s history and offers advice on ways to survive and thrive in the ever-evolving indoor percussion activity. What was the …

Featuring Friendswood: The 2022 Production

By: Madison Johnson Friendswood HS performed its 2022 program, “The Girl with the Weight of the World in her Hands,” at WGI this past year. It was unique because so much of the equipment program relied on a single performer. …

Pace HS 2022: The Forgotten Pond

By Jeffrey Peterson Pace HS Percussion’s 2022 production titled “The Forgotten Pond” used bright colors in as many places as possible, from props, to costumes, even the floor itself. Sampling music like “Toxic” and “Weird Fishes” led to an awe …