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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...

Intersection Dance Show Unites District

Intersection Dance Show Unites District

Nuha Momin, Reporter

November 3, 2017


Filed under Arts

Round Rock ISD hosted their annual fall show, Intersection, featuring various dance programs on Oct. 28. To allow more students and family members to attend, the show featured multiple performances throughout the day at the Performing Arts Center (PAC). Students worked on the dances for approximate...

Warrior Pride Hosts Day of Dance Master Class

Warrior Pride Hosts Day of Dance Master Class

Nuha Momin, Reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under Arts

On Tuesday, Oct. 11, the JV dance team, Warrior Pride, held the Day of Dance Master Class, inviting students of all ages to learn from three choreographers. The money collected from this fundraiser will help provide Pride with more costumes and fun events for the team. Every dancer paid $30, whil...

Orchestra Presents the ‘Music of Beethoven’ for Fall Concert

Orchestra Presents the ‘Music of Beethoven’ for Fall Concert

Kamille Galloway and Connor Cowman

October 11, 2017


Filed under Arts, Showcase

On the night of Oct. 4, the Westwood Orchestra presented their Fall Concert at the Round Rock ISD Performing Arts Center. For Parent Appreciation night, the overall theme for the performance was a tribute to Ludwig van Beethoven, with each of the four orchestral groups performing a piece written by...

Band Places Second in Vista Ridge Marching Invitational

Band Places Second in Vista Ridge Marching Invitational

Sloka Chandrasekaran, Reporter

October 10, 2017


Filed under Arts

The Westwood Warrior Marching Band attended the Vista Ridge Marching Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 7. This was the band’s second competition of the season, and they worked harder than before to get the best results they could. “We have been so focused in our rehearsals these past few weeks,” Bella ...

Choir Forms Bond Under New Directors

Choir Forms Bond Under New Directors

Bailey Armosky, Reporter

October 2, 2017


Filed under Arts

The choir’s first performance under the direction of Mr. Andre Clark and Ms. Jennifer Alexander was held on Monday, Sept. 25 at Hope Presbyterian Church. The fall concert was held at an earlier date this year to create a relaxed concert experience. This year, the fall concert served as a preview f...

Band Narrowly Misses Out on BOA Finals

Band Narrowly Misses Out on BOA Finals

Sloka Chandrasekaran, Reporter

September 26, 2017


Filed under Arts

The Westwood Warrior Marching Band attended Bands of America (BOA) Austin on Saturday, Sept. 23. The band’s show is entitled “Bluebird”, based off of a poem written by Charles Bukowski. This was their first competition of the season and the first time the band would perform their full show only two months i...

New Drum Majors Take on Leadership Roles

New Drum Majors Take on Leadership Roles

Sloka Chandrasekaran, Reporter

September 16, 2017


Filed under Arts

The field goes quiet, the students alert and listening for the director’s instructions. A steady breath is heard across the ensemble as they prepare themselves to play. Sweat drips down their faces and determination shines in their eyes. The drum majors lift their hands, ready to lead the band. Drum...

Theater Hosts Fall Show Auditions

Theater Hosts Fall Show Auditions

Becca Halaney, Reporter

September 8, 2017


Filed under A & E, Arts

The Black Box is silent except for the murmuring of nervous actors. The lights shine hot and bright onto the stage, scarred by spike tape and scuffs from set-pieces. Whispered bits and pieces of monologues intermingle with the performers commiserating with one another in their anxiety. This is t...

New Band Members Receive Blockheads

New Band Members Receive Blockheads

Katie Harris, Reporter

September 5, 2017


Filed under A & E, Arts

Band, like many organizations, has its own time tested traditions. From getting through band camp together to kidnapping new members in the middle of the night, traditions keep students feeling like a part of something bigger. The Blockhead ceremony is no different. The Blockhead ceremony consists ...