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Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon


SpongeBob (Kayla Contello 24), Patrick (Olivia Thornton 23), and Sandy (Avery Parks 24) prepare to use Sandys jetpack to return to Bikini Bottom after climbing Mt. Humongous to disrupt the volcano.

SpongeBob Musical Delights Audiences

Scott Seamon and Lily Dooley January 30, 2023

Presented by Westwood Musical Theatre, The SpongeBob Musical transformed the McNeil Performing Arts Center into the deep sea town of Bikini Bottom for one afternoon and three nights. The cast of the...

Graciously receiving audience applause, String Orchestra clinician Mr. Bingiee Shiu smiles following the students performance. Shiu, along with the other ensemble conductors, lent their time to rehearse and refine pieces within a short three-day period.

Orchestra Students Demonstrate Technical Skill and Attentive Artistry at Region Clinic and Concert 

Catharine Li, Horizon Editor-in-Chief December 12, 2022

Imbuing a musical color distinct to the walls of the Raymond Hartfield Performing Arts Center, students from local district high schools convened to participate in the regional hallmark of orchestral...

The symphonic band stands as the audience applauds at the end of their performance. They played Rejoice the Season! and Silent Night.

Band Ushers in the Holiday Season with Annual Winter Concert

Sophia Sartor, Reporter December 11, 2022

The Westwood Band brought holiday spirit and cheer to the Westwood cafetorium on Wednesday, Dec. 7 with their annual winter concert. All four bands performed, putting the show together in only a few weeks....

Westwood Childrens Theatre students delighted with a brilliant set of performances designed for younger viewers.

Children’s Theater Classes Present Bedtime Stories (As Told By Our Dad) (Who Messed Them Up)

Oliver Barnfield, Video Editor December 5, 2022

On Thursday, Nov. 16 and Friday, Nov. 17th, Mrs. Coats’ sophomore children’s theater class presented an energetic performance of Bedtime Stories (As Told By Our Dad) (Who Messed Them Up) at the McNeil...

16 Westwood orchestra students qualified to participate in the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-State Clinic and Convention in February. Reaching the highest honor in scholastic music, this group makes up the largest number of finalists from a single school. Photo courtesy of Westwood Orchestra.

With 16 Total All-State Finalists, Westwood Orchestra Musicians Make Up Largest Number of Qualifiers in Texas

Catharine Li, Horizon Editor-in-Chief November 16, 2022

Scenes from the Grisham Middle School gym on a weekend in late October revealed anxiety almost tangible, suspending the flurry of notes and encouraging words clinging to each student when called up to...

Performing one of the most popular songs Running up the Hill by Kate Bush, Westwoods show choir club brought the house down. The singers worked outside of school hours to complete this performance.

Standing Up, Standing Out: Choir Finds Community at Vertical Concert

Eshaan Chopra, Marketing Chief November 15, 2022

The leaves finally begin to fall as Westwood Choirs hit the stage of the Round Rock ISD Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Monday, Nov. 7. Choirs’ annual fall concert attracts listeners from the entire...

Moving into formation, the band performs their show, Beyond the Brick, at UIL Area. They placed sixth overall in finals at the competion.

Band Barely Misses Advancement to State at UIL Area Marching Competition

Sophia Sartor, Reporter November 4, 2022

The Westwood Band placed sixth at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Area D Marching Contest at Heroes Stadium on Oct. 29, missing out on being one of the top five bands to advance to state by...

Turning to give a cue, Associate Director Mr. Justin Anderson aids the cello section of the Philharmonic 4th Block Orchestra in making a defined entrance during their performance of Mourão. Written by Brazilian composer César Guerra-Peixe, the piece features a lively central theme alongside isolated figures that highlight different instruments.

Orchestra Delivers Radiant Performance at Fall Concert, an Evening of Diverse Music

Catharine Li, Horizon Editor-in-Chief October 20, 2022

Showcasing a diverse program curated to present a variety of musical textures, orchestra students performed ‘Music Around the World’ at their first Fall Concert on Thursday, Oct. 14 at the Raymond...

Spinning their rifle, Niko Kanda ‘25 performs for the crowd. The color guard helps add color and excitement to the field.

Band Receives Sweepstake One Ratings at UIL Region

Sophia Sartor, Reporter October 16, 2022

The Westwood Warrior Marching Band played at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Region Marching Contest at Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex on Tuesday, Oct. 11. The band earned the highest rating,...

Band Celebrates Halloween Spirit at Annual Party

Band Celebrates Halloween Spirit at Annual Party

Hannah McDonough, Community & World News Editor October 13, 2022

On Thursday, Oct. 6, the band hall was filled with colorful streamers, bright glow sticks, and bowls of overflowing candy as the band held their annual Halloween party hosted by the band officers.  “The...

The band won first place with their show, Beyond the Brick, at the Vista Ridge Marching Festival. The show portrayed elements of the Wizard of Oz using brick props and pillars.

Band Places First at Vista Ridge Marching Festival

Hannah McDonough, Community & World News Editor October 6, 2022

On Saturday, Oct. 1, the Westwood Warrior Marching Band placed first at the Vista Ridge Marching Festival. Twenty-five bands competed, with ten continuing on to finals.  “The competition went really...

The Grand 1984 Opera House

Westwood Theater Goes to TXETA

Baker Tuthill, Reporter October 5, 2022

Every year, theater teachers and students from across the state of Texas convene in Galveston at the Texas Education Theatre Association (TxETA) TheatreFest. This year, Westwood Theater sent Mr. Franco,...

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