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The Best Way to Spread Christmas Cheer is Singing Loud for All to Hear

December 12, 2017 4:50pm | Liza Buhr

The Elf isn’t on the shelf because he’s in Aurora, Illinois on Broadway. This month choir students were able to expereience a Broadway performance instead of being the performers. Senior Mary Miller said she liked that “they had Santa ride in his sleigh above the […]

Scooby Doo

November 15, 2017 4:48pm | Maya Quick

“C’mon gang we’ve got a mystery to solve.” Seniors Jonah Sharp, Drew Klatt, Josh Norsen juniors Bailey Banks, Kiley Carrigan, Antonia Edwards – Froisland dressed up as the Scooby Doo Gang to perform at the 2000s themed halftime show.

National Drum Month

November 15, 2017 4:22pm | Katie McGraw

As the basketball season nears, the familiar sound of the super fans singing “Crimson and White” fills Kingman Gym accompanied by the school band backed by the beat of the drummers, like senior Josh Norsen, during national drum month. Since the quint drum players are […]

What to Expect: Pop Concert 2017

May 19, 2017 3:38pm | Kaylee King

Maroon 5, Backstreet Boys, Celine Dion and more popular artists from the Millennium will be featured in this year’s Pop Concert. Pop Concert is almost all choir members’ favorite concert of the year. There is a whole lot of dancing, singing and music. It may […]

OHS Music Pride

May 19, 2017 3:37pm | Kaylee King

Despite OHS music department losing their 20 time streak, there is still a lot to be proud of. OHS placed 2nd in the IHSA AA music competition on April 22, with an outstanding 1,029 points, 12 away from first place. Any other year, this score […]

Vocal Victory

May 19, 2017 3:31pm | Summer Hoagland-Abernathy

The OTHS choirs and band woke up in the earliest hours of the morning to perform at the Organizational Contest on April 22 in Kewanee to compete for one of the top spots in the state. This year, the music department won the coveted title […]

OHS Band: Lavender Menace

May 18, 2017 3:29pm | Summer Hoagland-Abernathy

Looking for a summer jam to listen to while you cruise down the highway with your windows down and the volume up? Lavender Menace has you covered. Freshman Cori Lindig, sophomores Erica and Jess McCain and Alayna Stumf and senior Madalyn Podman have jump-started their […]

OHS Music Department at State

May 17, 2017 1:30pm | Liza Buhr

Why would anyone want to wake up at five in the morning on a Saturday? To compete in the annual Organizational Contest for state, of course. On April 22, one of the many groups that performed was the Men’s Mixed Choir. Overall, the Music Department […]

Singing Gentlemen

April 20, 2017 1:43pm | Summer Hoagland-Abernathy

The apocalypse is here. There are mythical creatures running around in the woods. Also, you’ve found true love. Sound like an exciting day? You could witness all of these tropes and more in just 46 minutes during choir through the songs that you’d be singing. […]

Artist of the Month: Connor DeWalt

April 20, 2017 1:27pm | Tricia Hanson

“A band is only as good as its euphonium section,” John Philip Sousa once said. Junior and Artist of the Month, Connor DeWalt would agree. DeWalt is the first chair baritone in the OHS Wind Ensemble which he has been a part of since his […]