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Westwood Horizon

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Westwood Horizon

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Westwood Students Visit TXETA 2022 in Galveston

Oliver Barnfield, Video Editor September 26, 2022

Westwood Theater students visited the amazing Texas Educational Theater Association convention in Galveston, Texas for 3 days of learning all about acting, writing and directing theater.

Reaching for her uniform, Tharini Murugananth ‘25 gets ready to change for the show. The uniform consists of multiple parts, including specific shoes and gloves.

Band Concludes Annual Fundraiser with March-A-Thon Performance

Sophia Sartor, Reporter September 19, 2022

Westwood Band’s annual ‘March-A-Thon’ took place at the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex (KRAC) on Saturday, Sept. 17. Students performed their show titled Beyond the Brick for family and friends...

On Friday, Sept. 9, the band hosted their annual eighth grade night. Eighth graders performed alongside the band at halftime and in the stands.

Band Members Perform at Annual Eighth-Grade Night

Hannah McDonough, Community & World News Editor September 14, 2022

On Friday, Sept. 9, the Westwood Warrior Marching Band invited eighth-grade students from Westwood’s feeder middle schools to join in for their halftime performance at the football game.  Eighth-grade...

Working together to paint the viola section poster, freshmen Magnolia Hance and Rachana Akkineni chat amongst themselves, getting to know each other in the process. Interactions between different sections were also facilitated in the form of friendly competition.

Orchestra Fosters Community and Friendly Competition at Section Poster Social 

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

Arms outstretched to reach the nearest paint brush, necks craned around an intricate butcher paper canvas, where students, keen on deciphering the many themes and symbols dispersed in pencil outline,...

Sprinting through a tunnel of students, Rishi Baranga 23 smiles as he is cheered on by band upperclassmen. In addition to a blockhead, many members, including Baranga, were given candy and other additional treats.

Band’s Exhibition Performance Endures

Sophia Sartor and Hannah McDonough August 28, 2022

Holding a scaled-down version of their annual exhibition on Thursday, Aug. 25, the Westwood Band showcased the hard work they put in during summer band camp. Long before school started, members spent...

Irini Skevofilax 22 centered her artwork around the theme of the feeling of despondency surrounding violence, conflicts, and wars. This paper-mache piece, titled Our World, features headlines on major issues encountered in the modern day.

IB Visual Arts Students Conclude the School Year with Stunning Exhibition

Shreya Selvaraju, Campus News Editor June 11, 2022

Starting Monday, April 25, Senior International Baccalaureate (IB) Visual Arts students proudly displayed their art portfolios from throughout the year.  The projects were on display throughout the...

Westwood Orchestra performed a Star Wars-themed concert on Wednesday, May 4. The different orchestras dazzled the audience with both separate and joint performances. Graphic by Riya Patil.

Orchestra Unleashes the Force With Star Wars-Themed Spring Pops Concert

Riya Patil, Reporter May 13, 2022

On Wednesday, May the 4th, from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, Westwood Orchestra performed their Spring Pops Concert in the cafetorium. Accompanied by eighth-graders from Canyon Vista and Grisham Middle School,...

In beautiful colors, and Indian dress, the women of Westwood Choirs performed a cultural song, Barso Re for their audience. This performance was contrasting to the rest of the show and definitely a stand out piece.

Westwood Choirs Hit the Big Screens With Movie Night Concert

Eshaan Chopra, Marketing Chief May 8, 2022

Lights, cameras, action! On Friday, April 29, Westwood Choirs hit the Round Rock ISD Performing Arts Center (PAC) to perform their annual Playlist concert with the theme ‘Movie Night.’ Singing...

The stars of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, abridged act out a comedic scene on stage.

One Last Shine: Westwood Theater Captures Audiences With Senior-Directed Plays

Oliver Barnfield, Video Editor May 4, 2022

On Thursday, April 28 and Friday, April 29, Westwood Theater presented three senior-directed shows starring primarily freshmen and sophomores. Presented at Canyon Vista Middle School, these shows provided...

Junior Suhaas Patil recently earned a spot on the NYO-USA 2022 Orchestra roster, and will be participating in the prestigious program this summer. Joining student musicians from across the country, Patil will rehearse repertoire and travel to multiple European cities as part of a concert tour. Photo courtesy of Suhaas Patil.

Suhaas Patil ‘23 Selected for 2022 Carnegie Hall National Youth Orchestra Program

Ruhee Nemawarkar, Heritage Editor in Chief April 24, 2022

After playing the violin for most of his life, Suhaas Patil ‘23 auditioned and qualified for the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA). The NYO-USA features high school musicians...

The saxophone and flute sections of the Symphonic Band play in harmony with the rest of the band. They were led by Mr. Brandon Winters at their pre-UIL concert.

Concert and Symphonic Band Play Pre-UIL Show in Preparation For Evaluation

Hannah McDonough, Community & World News Editor April 14, 2022

On Thursday, April 7, the Westwood Warrior Band hosted a pre-UIL show for the Concert and Symphonic bands. It was a chance to showcase the music they prepared  to the community and receive feedback...

Orchestra Stuns Audiences at Pre-UIL Concert Performance

Orchestra Stuns Audiences at Pre-UIL Concert Performance

Riya Patil, Reporter April 14, 2022

On Wednesday, April 6, Westwood Orchestra hosted their String Pre-UIL concert at the Raymond E. Hartfield Performing Arts Center (PAC). The concert was held in two separate parts, with the Concert, Camerata,...

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