Westwood Horizon

Choir Students Compete in All-State Auditions

Choir Students Compete in All-State Auditions

Nisha Desai, Reporter

January 21, 2018


Filed under Arts

After preparing since June, nine choir students traveled to Waco, Texas, to compete in the TMEA area audition. Twenty students in Area A of Texas competed for the top eight chairs in their respective voice parts to earn a spot in one of the Texas All-State Choirs. During the audition, students sang assigned ...

Band Finds Success at All-State Auditions

Band Finds Success at All-State Auditions

Sloka Chandrasekaran, Reporter

January 19, 2018


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Fourteen band students traveled to Duncanville, Texas, to audition for the All-State Band on Jan. 12. After preparing for six months, the students came head to head against other musicians from across the region to compete for a select number of spots in the band. “The audition itself isn’t rigorous,” ...

Directing Students Test Talents in Showcase

Directing Students Test Talents in Showcase

Becca Halaney, Reporter

December 19, 2017


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World Drama students performed scenes from international playwrights’ scripts in their midterm showcase on Dec. 13 in the Little Black Box. The showcase was directed by four of the eight total Directing II students in the class, with the other three serving as assistant directors. Each student directo...

Band Takes on Holiday Theme at Winter Concert

Band Takes on Holiday Theme at Winter Concert

Sloka Chandrasekaran, Reporter

December 19, 2017


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The Westwood Band played at their annual Winter Concert on Dec. 13 at the Round Rock ISD Performing Arts Center (PAC). The bands played different pieces selected by head band director, Mr. Jack Green, and assistant directors, Mr. Thomas Turpin and Mrs. Brittany Dacy. The evening started off with t...

Choir Sings Holiday Hymns in Winter Concert

Choir Sings Holiday Hymns in Winter Concert

Nuha Momin, Reporter

December 13, 2017


Filed under Arts, Showcase

The choir held its annual Winter Concert on Friday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Hope Presbyterian Church. All of the choir groups performed their own separate pieces and concluded the concert with a performance all together. “When we were first learning these songs I was lost, especially on o...

Orchestra Performs in Winter Concert

Orchestra Performs in Winter Concert

Sloka Chandrasekaran, Reporter

December 13, 2017


Filed under Arts

The Orchestra Winter Concert took place in the Westwood Cafeteria on Thursday, Dec. 7. The four orchestras each played three pieces selected by head director, Mr. Joshua Thompson and associate director, Mr. Justin Anderson. The evening started off with the Concert 5 Orchestra. The first piece they p...

SunDancers Welcome Newest Members

SunDancers Welcome Newest Members

Alyssa Kamouie, Reporter

December 8, 2017


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Students took to the gym to participate in SunDancer auditions for spots on next year’s team. The audition results were announced on Monday, Dec. 4. Hopefuls put in years of practice and effort prior to audition in order to do their best. “Before the audition I had already taken a ton of dances class...

Orchestra Students Showcase Talents in All Region Concert

Orchestra Students Showcase Talents in All Region Concert

Sloka Chandrasekaran, Reporter

December 5, 2017


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The region orchestra concert took place at the Round Rock Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Saturday, Dec. 2. Band and orchestra students from all over the region who placed well in auditions had the opportunity to perform in front of friends and family during the concert. The participating student...

Children’s Theater Stages ‘Ramona Quimby’

Children’s Theater Stages ‘Ramona Quimby’

Becca Halaney, Reporter

November 28, 2017


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Students in the Children’s Theater class taught by Ms. Lydia Coats performed Ramona Quimby at the PAC on Nov. 13 and 14, giving both public performances as well as private showings for third graders from Round Rock ISD feeder schools. Ramona Quimby portrays many challenges of growing up facing the...

Band Takes on BOA Super Regional Competition

Band Takes on BOA Super Regional Competition

Sloka Chandrasekaran, Reporter

November 10, 2017


Filed under Arts

The Westwood Warrior Band attended the Bands of America (BOA) Super Regional in the San Antonio Alamodome on Saturday, Nov. 3. The band practiced long and hard hours for their final competition of the season and wanted to make it a memorable experience. “It’s sad thinking about the fact that t...

Choir Hosts Vertical Concert with Feeder Schools

Choir Hosts Vertical Concert with Feeder Schools

Lizzie Deal, A&E Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under A & E, Arts

The Raymond E. Hartfield Performing Arts Center (PAC) was buzzing with current and future students for the Westwood Learning Community Choir Concert on Wednesday, Nov. 1. The performance featured current students as well as elementary and middle schools in Westwood’s feeder pattern to encourage a s...