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Trumpet player Brandon Yuan 23 rehearses with the Wind Ensemble. The Wind Ensemble is the top performing group in the Westwood Band program, who recently earned an invitation to perform at the prestigious Midwest Clinic in December 2023.

Bond 2018 Project Bolsters Music Department Facilities, Conditioning Longstanding Program Excellence

Catharine Li, Horizon Editor-in-Chief April 24, 2023

Walking down the newly renovated music wing is both an auditory and visual experience. Tucked away in these specially-designed rehearsal and practice rooms, pockets of community thrive.  In RRISD,...

Conducting the Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Joshua Thompson cues the second violin section. Finding balance across sections was key to rehearsals held in preparation for this performance.

Full Orchestra UIL Preview Concert Spotlights Student Collaboration in Music

Catharine Li, Horizon Editor-in-Chief March 2, 2023

Fingers in flurry created a cacophony of sound and ritual. Tuning procedures melded with last-minute uniform adjustments, where students listened carefully across instrument sections and caught well-wishes...

Graciously receiving audience applause, String Orchestra clinician Mr. Bingiee Shiu smiles following the students performance. Shiu, along with the other ensemble conductors, lent their time to rehearse and refine pieces within a short three-day period.

Orchestra Students Demonstrate Technical Skill and Attentive Artistry at Region Clinic and Concert 

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

Imbuing a musical color distinct to the walls of the Raymond Hartfield Performing Arts Center, students from local district high schools convened to participate in the regional hallmark of orchestral...

In his fifth block Orchestra class, Luc Schwalm 22 plays the harp. The harps are currently stored in the Java City location while the orchestra hall is under renovation.

Fine Arts Classes Adjust to Construction

Riya Patil, Reporter February 17, 2022

Since the start of the spring semester, Westwood has undergone many changes. With the construction on the new D-Wing completed, math classes have moved back into the building from the portables where they...

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