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Johnson band adds new director
by Katie Barton|staff writer As she leads the woodwind section through a warm-up, Julia Donnel stops conducting and begins to give details and things to focus on for the next exercise.  Donnel is Johnson’s new band director who came in after Alan (More)
Fine arts prepare for end of year concerts
by Joseph Sweeney | staff writer The choir, band, and orchestra are preparing for their end of year concerts later this month.  “This performance is the orchestra winter concert, it'll be on [Dec] 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium, and all four (More)
The Most Successful Fundraisers
            The most common way to raise money for an organization at school is through fundraisers. There are different types of fundraisers. One example are crazy sales such as selling mattresses like band and choir have before. Another way is by o (More)
New band hall finished after summer break
by Ashlyn Swain | staff writer After a two month delay, the new band hall is completed. The band directors and students in the program now have 100 new stands, a mirror, yard lines and sound proof walls within the band hall.  “It’s new and exci (More)
Camps, practices held over the summer
Sofia Colignon | News Editor Students involved in extracurricular activities need to start making time over the summer to attend camp and practices in order to be involved in the program next school year. “Cheerleaders are given the camp date a (More)
Band students are excited for Midwest in the fall
Emma Fischer|feature editor Out of the thousands of bands around the country, the Johnson band was selected to perform in Chicago at an event they call, “Midwest.” “Midwest is such a big deal. We’ve never went before. Not a lot of people get ch (More)
Jazz band takes first at Fredericksburg Jazz Festival, Taft Jazz Festival
by Eric Martinez | staff writer Aiden Sutherland plays his trumpet attentively as he prepares for band practice that morning. He is also a part of the jazz band, a school club that competes in and around San Antonio. Recently they have made it to (More)
Steps Johson students can take to get financial assistance with school activities
Lauryn Hughes | staff writer When it comes to the expense of school activities, it can sometimes be overwhelming. Some programs at Johnson, like band and cheer, have assistance available for students to help ease the financial burden these activit (More)
Expectations rise as mini band camp approaches
Ashlyn Swain | staff writer This April, the Johnson Band will kick off their head start to the marching season with a mini band camp. Throughout the season, competitions often leave students breathless, their hearts pounding, blood pumping, and ad (More)
The noise in the B-Wing increases, so do complaints from teachers
by Ashlyn Swain | staff writer The clock ticks, the metronome beeps, the valves of the euphonium click. Freshman Katie Rheney practices her etude for her second hour straight, cleaning up the technique and mastering the dynamics. Each and every ba (More)
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