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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...

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 ...

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 au...

Artist of the Week

Katya Tarabrina, Blue M Organizations Editor

October 7, 2019

Drum Majors Conduct the band and make sure everybody stays on time Senior Jayna Schwartz How do you express yourself artistically while doing music?  “So [Scott Freeby] really emphasized this throughout th...

Music department holds emotional final concerts

Sophia Comas, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 13, 2019

As the conductor lowers his baton, the sheet music is put away and instrument cases are lugged off by their players for the final time, Manhattan High walks the halls with hearts heavy and eyes bright after ending their last ...

Artist Of The Week

Makenna Wollenburg, Staff Photographer

October 2, 2018

Forest Efken, Senior   When did you get into art? “I started taking art seriously when I was around 11 years old. I didn’t have any friends and I grew up in an isolated house. I had this babysitter because my ...

Band, choir groups attend summer camps

Hailey Eilert, Photo Editor

August 24, 2018

With a new year comes new lineups. The Manhattan High Big Blue Marching Band, Varsity Choir and Pops Choir groups attended camps over the summer. While long days of music practice and attentive focus may seem intimidating ...

MHS band prepares for final concert of year

Sophia Comas, Features Editor

May 24, 2018

As the curtain closes on the 2017-2018 school year, the Manhattan High band has been preparing for a literal curtain close of their own through their last performance of the semester. The concert, set for May 15, will feature pe...

Band celebrates ‘Music in Our Schools’ with annual winter concert

Sophia Comas, Features Editor

April 3, 2018

The 2018 Manhattan High Band Winter Concert showcased the talents of performing arts students and recognized their achievements throughout the school year. The event, last Tuesday, featured the Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Win...

Band, Orchestra, Choir students participate in musical event

Kaitlin Clark, Entertainment Editor

December 7, 2017

The air was rich with the sounds of instrumental pieces and vocal arrangements last Saturday when Manhattan High hosted the Kansas Music Education Association for a busy day of practices and performances. Students from all over North Ce...

Band honors veterans through parade

Jonah Evarts, Sports Editor

November 14, 2017

The sound of trumpets, tubas, saxophones and drums could be heard all down Poyntz for the twenty-fifth annual Veterans Day Parade. Manhattan High School marching band was among the bands that marched during the parade. The parade i...

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