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How Honors Choir Prepares for the Fall Concert

How Honors Choir Prepares for the Fall Concert

Charlotte Blackmon, Reporter

October 12, 2018


Filed under Campus News, Choir, People, Showcase

The Choir Concert is Friday, Oct. 12, and the girls in Honors Choir have been preparing for the big day since school began. Raul Vara, choir director, chose four pieces in total for the girls to learn, of which only two will be performed. Three of these four pieces were acapella. If you don't know,...

An Overview of Horror Movie Posters

An Overview of Horror Movie Posters

Oliver Barnfield, Resident Pop Culture Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under Art, Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion, Showcase

CLICK ON THE IMAGES TO SEE THE FULL GALLERY Movie posters are what catch our eye in the theatre, and before the trailer became prominent, they were all we really had. I've written about this topic several times, and this time we're going to take a look at the trends in posters from each decade from 50s to th...

Is Learning An Instrument Really Important?

Is Learning An Instrument Really Important?

Kavin Thiyagarajan, Reporter

October 10, 2018


Filed under Band, Opinion, Orchestra

In CVMS, there are two electives where you can get to learn an instrument: Band, and Orchestra. A band is mainly comprised of woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. An orchestra is comprised of string instruments. Each has different components. They both require hours of dedication and practice...

The F.O.M.O Factory

The F.O.M.O Factory

Jessie Van Den Berg, Reporter

October 10, 2018


Filed under Art, Campus News, Community News, Environment, Opinion, People, Showcase

Instagram Aesthetics, Fun settings, Lots of likes. If this describes you and how you control your Instagram account, then hop in the car and go check out the F.O.M.O Factory! The F.O.M.O Factory is a pop-up exhibition in downtown Austin. It resembles the Museum of Ice Cream in San Francisco. These m...

Showing Off Great Music at Festival of The Bands

Showing Off Great Music at Festival of The Bands

Silas Ou, Reporter

October 2, 2018


Filed under Band, Campus News, Entertainment, Showcase

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...

Orchestra Regional Auditions

Orchestra Regional Auditions

Yoonjoo Oh, Reporter

October 1, 2018


Filed under Campus News, Community News, Orchestra, People

Orchestra regional auditions are nearing -- Oct.12 (cello, bass, viola) to Oct.13 (violin,harp). Almost all orchestra students are auditioning to get into region orchestra. Auditioning to region orchestra means you can compete with students from other schools within the region; which can be a experience...

5 Musicals That Are Totally Basic

5 Musicals That Are Totally Basic

Charlotte Blackmon, Reporter

September 26, 2018


Filed under Choir, Dance, Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion, Showcase, Theatre

Recently, a lot of people have been getting into some of the newer musicals that have gone to Broadway. So naturally, there a few that even the fake musical nerds should know. Here are some of the totally basic musicals that made the cut. 1. Hamilton Hamilton is the obvious choice for number one- ...

Insider: Arsenic and Old Lace

Insider: Arsenic and Old Lace

Charlotte Blackmon, Reporter

September 24, 2018


Filed under Campus News, Events, People, Showcase, Theatre

The following is an interview with cast member of Arsenic and Old Lace, Suzannah Wells. Suzannah also played the role of Mrs. Jenkins in The Witches. Q: What part do you play in Arsenic and Old Lace? A: Abby- an aunt. Q: If you didn't play Abby, what part would you want to play? A: Elaine, ...

CVMS Theatre Presents…

CVMS Theatre Presents…

Hannah McDonough, Reporter

September 21, 2018


Filed under Campus News, Showcase, Theatre

The Theater Class Theater is a great elective choice! You get to do fun games and projects. There is never a dull moment in the theatre classroom. Last year I took theatre MS1 with Ms. Crain. We did several small plays and skits in class. We played games where you had to act things out, we did pant...

Some Facts About CVMS Orchestra

Some Facts About CVMS Orchestra

Yoonjoo Oh, Reporter

September 20, 2018


Filed under Campus News, Opinion, Orchestra, Showcase

These are some things about our school orchestra. You may have known this for a long time, but what I mean is to just organize some of those facts. First of all: 1. High ranking CVMS Honors orchestra ranked 3rd place in the 2019 Texas Music Educators Association Honors Orchestra Competition; bas...

BAND VS ORCHESTRA

BAND VS ORCHESTRA

Kavin Thiyagarajan, Reporter

September 19, 2018


Filed under Band, Opinion

At CVMS there are a variety of fine arts electives that are offered here. We have Band, Art, Orchestra, Choir, and Theatre. We pick our fine arts electives based on what we want and what suits us. Out of these fine arts electives, two of them involve in you learning to play an instrument. Now the age-old battle...

Parov Stelar: King-O-Swing

Parov Stelar: King-O-Swing

Andrew Watson, Electro Swing Fan

September 14, 2018


Filed under Art, Dance, Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion, Showcase

Step aside, Drake! Step aside Lil Pump! It's time to meet the TRULY greatest songwriter of all time! OK, with all you people listening to your dubstep, nightcore, and DRAKE... You have all ignored some of the BEST songs you'll ever hear! (OK enough being salty). So, I have listened to a lot of stuff...