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Third annual Pops concert debuts the Levitt Pavilion summer season

Third annual Pops concert debuts the Levitt Pavilion summer season

June 11, 2018

By Allie D’Angelo ’20 The Levitt Pavilion kicked off their 50 plus night summer season with a sold out audience to view the third annual Pops concert on June 8. The concert featured the Staples Symphonic Band and Orchestra, the Jazz Band and the Orphenians. “I’m thrilled that in just three years ...

Music Program Participation Dwindles

Music Program Participation Dwindles

Andrew Vester, Whip

October 30, 2016

  By: Andrew Vester '17 Drums sound, strings vibrate and clarinetists take their finally breaths before diving into a dramatic piece. This is the daily scene in the recitals for the music programs at Staples.  The Staples High School music programs have long been recognized for their succe...

Forgette Rocks Out to the Beat of his Band

Forgette Rocks Out to the Beat of his Band

Julia Rosier, Features Editor

June 7, 2016

Whether it’s teaching math or engaging with his students, Anthony Forgette always has time to rock out with his band, 1974. Forgette is a dedicated member of the rock band 1974 along with his old friends, Tim Moore, Gary Dionne, Adam Clymer and Parker Hu. The band, 1974, was created and has been...

Disney star proves she is not a little girl anymore

Disney star proves she is not a little girl anymore

Erin Lynch, Staff Writer

June 7, 2016

At promptly 6:30, thousands of teenage girls filed into Mohegan Sun and waited anxiously for the show to begin. With two strong opening acts including “Young Blood” singer Bea Miller and “Cake by the Ocean” singers DNCE, the two hour wait for Selena Gomez was anything but boring. Ages and...

Opening night a success for Candlelight

Opening night a success for Candlelight

Zachary McCarthy, Web A&E Editor

December 13, 2014

Staples upholds several customs and rituals but few constants are as well received as the Candlelight Concert: a local barometer for holiday cheer and spirit. Staples students continued this tradition on Friday evening by crooning a slew of Christmas classics with a mix ranging from Staples staples like “Sing We Noel” to Hebrew hits like “Ose Shalom.” “I really have a ...

Orchestra, chorus and band students amp up for Candlelight

Justine Seligson, Photo Coordinator

December 5, 2014

Fans pack the seats. A strong and jolly melody beats in the room. Lights dim, blacken, and then brighten again. Is this the Super Bowl at halftime? Nope. It’s the Staples Candlelight Concert, which will be having its 74th annual performance the weekend of Dec. 12. Band director Nick Mariconda and orch...

One Of These Days scheduled to showcase at Toquet Hall

One Of These Days scheduled to showcase at Toquet Hall

Bella Gollomp, Staff Writer

October 24, 2014

This coming Saturday, Oct. 25, Toquet Hall will be showcasing some of Staples students in their band called, ‘One of These Days’. Toquet Hall, Westport’s well-known teen center and coffee house, has featured popular artists in the past such as Boys Like Girls, We The Kings, Metro Station, Dispatc...

Talented Students Recognized

Talented Students Recognized

Ben Goldschlager, Web News Editor

May 30, 2013

“Legends,” is just one of the words that pottery teacher Jaclyn Jeselnik used to describe some of her students. Today, Thursday, May 30, she chose to recognize seven of her best potters for “Excellence in Pottery,” just as many other elective teachers recognized their finest students at the annua...

Jazz Band Showcases School–Wide Talent

Jazz Band Showcases School–Wide Talent

April 16, 2010

Constance Chien '10 Features Editor In the four building, Thursday means jazz band. And jazz band means brass sounds emanating from the band room—the sound of several saxophones out–discording each other, the sound of tuning, the sound of a TV on (basketball, naturally) and all of th...

New Westport Band Camp Friends Jams on Originality

New Westport Band Camp Friends Jams on Originality

December 22, 2009

John Loeb '11 A&E Editor Most high school band names are weird, silly, and nonsensical. The phrase may sound cool, like “Ecliptic Sunshower,” yet it means absolutely nothing and says nothing about the band. This is why the new Westport-based band, Camp Friends, is unique. The nam...

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