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Jazz band encourages student self-expression through freeform music

Jazz band encourages student self-expression through freeform music

Taylir Charest, JAG people editor

December 21, 2018


Filed under Special coverage, VOICES

Every day, classes of students meet in the band room to showcase their talents, but a certain group, known as Jazz Band, meets in the band room to explore their creative side when performing music. Junior saxophonist Joey Gillette believes jazz band is special because of the makeup of the group. “Ja...

Marching Jaguars receive all one ratings at Central State Marching Festival

Marching Jaguars receive all one ratings at Central State Marching Festival

Elizabeth Joseph, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

October 9, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Marching Jaguars received all one ratings at the Central States Marching Festival, hosted by Kansas State University, on Saturday, Oct. 6. The band was judged based on five criteria: performance, musicality, auxiliaries, repertoire and coordination. They competed against forty other schools and we...

Band places third at Emporia State Marching Festival

Band places third at Emporia State Marching Festival

Ben Wieland, JagWire opinions editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The band competed at Emporia State University in the Emporia State Marching Festival on Wednesday, Oct. 3, where the band earned a one ranking and placed third against many other local high school bands. The band performed “The Phoenix” by Fall Out Boy, “Viva la Vida” by Coldplay and ...

After 35 years in the district, head cross country coach Mark Chipman retires

After 35 years in the district, head cross country coach Mark Chipman retires

Braden Shaw, JagWire editor-in-chief

February 4, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

After spending countless hours on fall weekends and every day after school, head cross country coach Mark Chipman is moving on to a new chapter in his life: retirement. Chipman has coached in the district since 1982, including football, basketball, track and field and most recently, cross country...

Jazz band performs first concert

Jazz band performs first concert

Raya Lehan, Mill Valley News Online editor-in-chief

December 2, 2016


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The jazz band performed its first concert on Thursday, Dec. 1 in the little theater. A total of eight songs were played including two Christmas tunes, in spirit of the upcoming holiday. Overall, the first concert went well according to senior trombone player Vicki Robinson. “There were a few mistak...

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