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Performing Arts Students Present Escapade

Performing Arts Students Present Escapade

Katie Harris and Sarah Wang

April 11, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase

All dance and cheer students participated in the annual spring show, Escapade, on Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7 to showcase their dance abilities. The event took place in the Performing Arts Center and featured the theme Moments, centering the entire show around “unforgettable moments in ...

Non-Varsity Bands Showcase Music in Pre-UIL Concert

Non-Varsity Bands Showcase Music in Pre-UIL Concert

Sloka Chandrasekaran, Reporter

March 28, 2018


Filed under Arts

The three non-varsity bands performed in a pre-UIL concert on Wednesday, March 21. The concert was performed for three judges, Mr. David Jennison, Mr. Jim Van Zandt, and Mr. Jack Green. The judges gave constructive criticism for each performance so the students could improve before their real UIL performan...

‘This Random World’ Narrowly Misses Advancement in UIL Competition

‘This Random World’ Narrowly Misses Advancement in UIL Competition

Lizzie Deal, A&E Editor

March 23, 2018


Filed under Arts

After rehearsing for two months, the cast and crew of the one act play brought This Random World to life, which illustrated the unknown impacts we have on the lives of others. The play was performed three times by the cast -- twice on March 20 for students and staff and once on March 21 for the UIL O...

Alejandra Plata ’19 Artwork Debuts on Billboard

Alejandra Plata ’19 Artwork Debuts on Billboard

Becca Halaney, Reporter

March 22, 2018


Filed under Arts

Alejandra Plata ‘19 wasn’t aware that one of her pieces crafted in a Westwood AP art class was up for consideration in the RRISD Youth Art Month Billboard Design Competition until she was informed that her piece had won. Winning this competition named Plata the featured secondary student art...

Full Orchestras Receive Top Marks at UIL

Full Orchestras Receive Top Marks at UIL

Sloka Chandrasekaran, Reporter

March 11, 2018


Filed under Arts

The top three bands and orchestras came together to form three full orchestra groups that were eligible for Full Orchestra UIL. The students participated in the annual UIL competition on Tuesday, March 6 at the RRISD Performing Arts Center (PAC). Judges listened to the different bands and orchestras ...

SunDancers Win Big at Austin Dance Showcase

SunDancers Win Big at Austin Dance Showcase

Brooke Weatherbie, Reporter

March 5, 2018


Filed under Arts

In addition to placing first in almost every category, the SunDancers received the Overall Grand Champion Award at the Austin Dance Showcase on February 24, 2018. The SunDancers competed their team jazz, novelty, and contemporary dances, as well as two small ensembles and three officer dances. Even wit...

Dancers Compete at Westwood Dance Classic

Dancers Compete at Westwood Dance Classic

Nuha Momin, Reporter

February 12, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase

The Westwood Dance Classic, an annual regional dance competition held by the SunDancers, took place on Saturday, Feb. 11. Dances began at 7 a.m. and the event ended at 11 p.m. with the award ceremony. With the help from Baby SunDancers, the event was able to run smoothly. “Knowing that it's m...

Choir’s Cabaret Show Pays Homage to Grammy Award’s 60 Anniversary

Choir’s Cabaret Show Pays Homage to Grammy Award’s 60 Anniversary

Alyssa Kamouie, Photographer

February 12, 2018


Filed under Arts

A tribute to the Grammy’s was held at the Round Rock ISD Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m.. Westwood Choirs’ Cabaret performance included popular wins from the award show, along with colorful costumes and elaborate choreography. The show was split into two acts, complete wit...

Band Students Take Part in All-Region Concert

Band Students Take Part in All-Region Concert

Sloka Chandrasekaran, Reporter

February 1, 2018


Filed under Arts

Band students from all over the region travelled to Pflugerville High School to perform in the All Region concert on Friday, Jan. 26 and Saturday, Jan. 27. They worked with different music professors depending on which band they placed in. The students arrived at Pflugerville High School at 6 p.m. on Fr...

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


Filed under Arts

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


Filed under Arts

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...