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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 ...

Orchestra Stress Days Allow Students to Better Manage School

Orchestra Stress Days Allow Students to Better Manage School

November 14, 2016

By: Julia Rosier '18 and Alex Reiner '18 As the stress of schoolwork accumulates, orchestra teacher Adele Valovich, provides her students with an opportunity to relieve that stress during one orchestra period a semester. She allows her students to go to library if their school work piles up. “I...

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...

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 ...

Violin virtuoso plays in national orchestra

Violin virtuoso plays in national orchestra

Ben Goldschlager, Web News Editor

November 2, 2013

Katie Zhou ’14 left Westport, Sunday, Oct. 27 on a plane destined for Nashville. There, she played in the first violin section of the All-National Honors Orchestra, which is composed of “just the best orchestral players of the nation,” according to Staples orchestra teacher Adele Valovich. And Zhou fits among...

Pit Orchestra Puts the Music in Musicals

Pit Orchestra Puts the Music in Musicals

November 12, 2010

Rachel Guetta'13 Opinions Editor Staples Players is an award-winning organization that is “comprised of student actors and technical crews working together towards a common goal of learning the craft of theatre and providing quality productions to the Westport community,” according to the Players...

In Remembrance of Cameron Bruce…

In Remembrance of Cameron Bruce…

September 21, 2010

The death of Cameron Bruce '10 on Sept. 13 at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, has had a large impact on the Westport community, both inside and outside of Staples. “Just think of all the high school kids in America—there are millions of them, and how many of those high school kids go through their four years of high sch...

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