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Showing Off Great Music at Festival of The Bands

Silas Ou, Reporter

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On Oct.1, the 19th Annual Festival of the Bands occurred. It was hosted by Round Rock ISD and had participants such as Cedar Ridge, McNeil, Round Rock, Stony Point, and Westwood. It was held at Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex and performances began at 7 p.m. Elementary and Middle schools, including Canyon Vista, also participated.

Most students felt great about participating in the district-wide event.

“It was cool to be on a field in front of thousands of people playing for them,” Rebekah Saenz (8) said.

All of the students enjoyed seeing band students from every level.

“Festival of the Bands was very majestic with all the different bands playing music,” Ethan Tang (7) said.

Since the event took place during dinner time, there was food available for band students to enjoy.

“There was a lot of pizza and I love food, but besides that, we had to wait a lot to play,” William Lei (7) said.

Students also thought it was great to play at Kelly Reeves stadium.

“They also recorded us and we were on a jumbotron,” Aarnav Chitari (7) said. “We were also on the news. Overall it was very fun, but exhausting.”

The grand finale came when the Texas State Bobcats performed at the end.

The students also thought they compared well to the other middle schools in the district.

“It is unanimous that we did the best out of all the middle schools there, this is not a biased statement because other schools said that too,” Chitari said.

photos by Hayden Hammer

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Silas Ou, Reporter

Silas goes by many identities, some say his name is Silair, others say his name is Robert or Scratch. But somehow he has convinced half of his teachers, that his name is Bob Higgins. He is a history nerd, and as a result, has glasses. He is very bland at times as well as humorous. Sometimes though his mind goes black and he ceases to function. However sometimes he has his bright moments, he got 3rd in the school geography bee and made it into the semifinals for the National History Bee. He considers himself antisocial and has no particular hobbies except owning a spider. He is currently in 7th grade and is 1st-period news media.

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