Band takes four to KMEA

Anika Nyp and Sophia Comas

March 3, 2020

  Four select Manhattan High band students joined the rest of the performing music department last weekend in Wichita for the KMEA All-State conference where kids auditioned to participate in high-level performing skills. Senior Josh Brandt, junior Jonothan Wood, sophomore Jessica Park and freshman...

Choir performs in KMEA concerts

Anika Nyp, Blue M Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2020

Three Manhattan High students were chosen to perform in the Kansas Music Educators Association All-State choir this past weekend. Senior Tysen Plumber and juniors Alissa Kohls and Bernice Poulter auditioned for KMEA earlier this year and among many students made it into the mixed choir.   ...

‘They can change the world’

‘They can change the world’

Sophia Comas, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2020

“Am I going to cry?” I asked. “I seriously hope that you do,” responded orchestra director Nate McClendon. As I tiptoed out from behind backstage in the subtlest way I could manage, I snuck into the third row, bracing myself for what I was about to hear. Manhattan High’s Chamber Orchestra...

Artist of the Week

Artist of the Week

Katya Tarabrina, Blue M Organizations Editor

March 2, 2020

Abbey Shaneyfelt Glass and 3-dimensional art  How long have you been doing art?  For a very long time I'd say. I've been doing it since elementary school, but I didn't care about it until high school or middle school, and take it seriously. How do you express yourself through art?...

Artist of the Week

Katya Tarabrina, Blue M Organizations Editor

January 27, 2020

Senior Ethan Meyer Trumpet player What are some of your accomplishments in band? “I've been in Wind Ensemble for four years, I have been in the jazz band for three years, I've been a soloist and a lead trumpet in jazz band. I've earned multiple superior ratings at state competitions and dis...

Band and Orchestra students on their way to All-State

Kyla Barnett, Features Editor

January 27, 2020

Four band members and 10 orchestra members from Manhattan High were selected for the Kansas Music Educators Association’s All-State groups. The students were among the 18 MHS band members and 24 MHS orchestra members who auditioned at Salina Central High School on Jan. 18. “We’re very proud of...

Thespians performs “She Kills Monsters” at State Conference

Thespians performs “She Kills Monsters” at State Conference

Brianna Carmack, Entertainment Editor

January 15, 2020

Five mainstage shows from high schools around Kansas.  Over 200 workshops to choose from.  A high school thespian spectacular. Despite the poor weather, Manhattan High Thespians Troupe 941 made their annual trip to the Kansas Thespian Festival and performed the fall play “She Kills Mon...

Production for spring musical excites students involved

Brianna Carmack, Entertainment Editor

January 15, 2020

The spring musical has been in production for weeks now, as students, along with the two directors of the musical Chad Pape and Virginia Pape are preparing for the first showing in February.  Rehearsals for “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” have taken place after school 3:30-6 p.m. ...

Weather postponements problematic for music department

Sophia Comas, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 15, 2020

Among the many cancelations and postponements that took place after Friday’s inclement weather, the Manhattan High bands have taken a hit to their schedule that has quickly become more problematic than helpful. The Kansas Music Educators Association All-State Instrumental Live Auditions, which wer...

Artist of the Week

Hannah Loub, Junior Copy Editor

December 19, 2019

Jecca Park Sophomore, Musical and Individual Art Made district central Honor Band  When did you first get started in art? “Well I started when I was like a toddler, just, you know, as a kid, and I never really started getting serious about it until maybe fifth grade.”  What...

The Next Level’ shakes audiences everywhere

Alexus Forsythe, Junior Trending Editor

December 19, 2019

Jumanji: The Next Level” was just as action packed as “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” with all the actors you love plus some new actors coming along for the ride.  In the first movie four teenagers -- Madison Iseman (Bethany), Alex Wolff (Spencer), Morgan Turner (Martha) and Ser’Dari...

Last Choir Concert Rock’s in Rezac

Alexus Forsythe, Junior Features Editor

December 19, 2019

The Manhattan High School Choir will sing songs from countries around the world for their last concert of the season on Wednesday.  “Most of the choirs are singing in at least a couple different languages,” Chad Pape, Choir teacher and director, said.Their music doesn’t just vary in la...

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