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Beaming at their audience, Warrior Pride hits a power stance during their jazz routine. Pride members worked hard on their stage presence and facials in preparation for the performance. Walking on the dance floor, I am just excited and happy to be here, Alicia Kanazawa de Figueiredo 25 said. Once the music starts playing I put everything out there and just have lots of fun dancing.

Warrior Pride Dazzles Audiences at Central Austin Challenge Dance Contest

Aarya Kale, Reporter February 21, 2024

Smooth swishes of chiffon fabric and the tell-tale click of jazz shoes on a polished wooden floor were all witnesses to the flurry of dance performances that took place at the Central Austin Challenge...

The Westwood Warrior band hosted their first mulch hunt, a scavenger hunt to spread awareness for the annual fundraiser.

Band Hosts First Mulch Hunt

Jacob Chow, Yearbooker February 13, 2024

The sound of band kids running around and hanging up mulch flyers on doors filled the quiet Saturday morning neighborhoods. For the residents, this was a new experience for the Warrior Band. For the band...

Smiling, Summer Jogee 24 socializes over a game of Mastermind. Jogee, an orchestra officer, helped plan and execute the board game social.

Orchestra Comes Together at Board Game Social

Chloe Oakley, Campus News Editor February 3, 2024

Notes of community resonated strongly on Friday, Jan. 26, as orchestra hosted their annual board game social after school. Members collected in the orchestra room to socialize among Just Dance, Super...

Color guard members smile at the crowd as they perform an opening dance feature in their show, Attention Earthlings. They performed the show on Saturday, Jan. 27, at the TCGC competition at Dripping Springs High School, where they placed tenth. I felt really good about it and the audience seemed to think the show was really fun,” captain Keira Humphries ‘24 said. “I was glad that they liked it so much.”

Color Guard Places Tenth at First Competition

Hannah McDonough, Horizon Assistant Editor February 1, 2024

Decked out in neon costumes and bright makeup, the color guard attended their first competition of the season on Saturday, Jan. 27. The Texas Color Guard Circuit (TCGC) competition was hosted at Dripping...

With a center stage spotlight, Natalie Berkaw 25, Avery Parks 24, and Sabrina Kim 25 make their entrance atop a pink lunch table. The three played the characters of the Plastics - Gretchen, Regina, and Karen, who Cady befriends in the plays central storyline.

Get in Loser: Mean Girls Musical Delivers Pink-Powered Prowess

Sabrina Kim, Heritage Section Editor January 28, 2024

  Under the bright stage lights and watchful eyes of over five hundred audience members, the cast and crew of Westwood Theatre’s yearly musical took to the Raymond E. Hartfield Performing...

The 6A Symphonic Band performs at the Pflugerville PAC. The performing students had hours to prepare together at the Region Band clinic. “My favorite part of the concert was also playing the Adagio. I think it’s the best piece we executed,” Max Fullerton ‘27 said.

Band Performs at Region Clinic and Concert

Mina Stephens, Yearbooker January 26, 2024

Showcasing their hard work, Region 26 students performed at the annual region band concert at the Pflugerville High School Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Saturday, Jan. 20.  To be selected for the...

Hard at work, Assistant Director Ashley Jordan 24 stays on top of tasks at an evening rehearsal. A role within the theater program that is often overlooked, the assistant director is an integral part of every production. “So much goes into directing,” Jordan said. “Even [for the] musical, I feel like people dont think that Im doing as much as I am. But a lot more goes into it than people think it does. ADs are putting a lot into the show, and I feel like that just goes unnoticed sometimes.

Behind the Scenes: Assistant Director Ashley Jordan Hones Her Craft

Mayla Montgomery, Reporter January 19, 2024

The stage is dark and quiet. The moment's stillness washes over the auditorium, but only briefly. Backstage, a cue is whispered into a walkie-talkie. The lights go up, the music starts, and performers...

On Saturday, Jan. 6, choir students competed at TMEA Area and set a school record with six students making All-State Choir.

Vocal Victory: Choir Makes History at TMEA Area

Rifah Mirza, Photographer January 17, 2024

Going head to head among the best in the area on Saturday, Jan. 6 for the Texas Music Education Association (TMEA) All-State Choir, six students and one alternate secured a spot, setting a school record...

On Satuday, Jan. 6, 30 band students auditioned at the All-Region auditions. Students practiced hard to advance to All-State. I practiced a lot, around a couple hours a week, Neel Kotichintala 25 said.

Band Students Advance to TMEA All-State

Jacob Chow, Yearbooker January 14, 2024

Competing against the best in the area, 30 Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Area qualifiers auditioned for the TMEA All-State band on Saturday, Jan. 6. Out of the 30 that auditioned, eight advanced...

Riya Patil 24 serves as the president of Westwood Orchestra. With this being her third year on the officer team, Patil has prioritized building a comforting community within the program. I want people to just be comfortable with where they are in their musical journey and just be supportive of each other,” Patil said.

Orchestra President Riya Patil Endeavors to Connect Organization

Avi Rajesh, Reporter December 25, 2023

Thunderous applause greets the Westwood Symphony orchestra as they take their places on the stage of the Raymond E. Hartfield Performing Arts Center (PAC). Before the conductor walks on stage, Riya Patil...

Smiling for a team photo, Warrior Pride members decorate sugar cookies together to celebrate the holidays. The team hosted a festive party during their midterm block, conducting various fun activities such as cookie-decorating and a Kahoot featuring fun facts about each member. I think it was a great end to a busy semester, Pride member Anamitra Ghosh 26 said. I had a good time relaxing amidst finals week.

Warrior Pride Hosts End-Of-Semester Holiday Party

Aarya Kale, Reporter December 20, 2023

Celebrating the end of the semester and the upcoming Christmas season, Warrior Pride members enjoyed a festive holiday party during their midterm exam block on Monday, Dec. 11. Enjoying activities to relax...

Holding hands, the choirs join together on stage and sing. Breaking traditions from previous concerts, all of the choirs remained on stage together throughout the concert. I really enjoyed singing with the entire program because it felt nice to feel supported while singing, Anika Salsberry 25 said.

Choir Hits Right Note at Winter Concert

Ellen Chuo, Photo Editor December 18, 2023

Starting the holiday season on the right note, Westwood Choirs performed at their annual Winter Concert titled “Underneath the Stars” at the Hope Presbyterian Church on Friday, Dec. 8.  Westwood’s...

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