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The Corduroys practice one of their covers in the same room their viral video was recorded in.

Staples band catches the attention of millions

Maddie Bell ’23, Staff Writer December 24, 2022

Whimsical rainbow lights beam around the room, creating a bold contrast against the room’s dark atmosphere. Teenage girls are scattered everywhere, each next to their respective instrument. And of course,...

Staples High School marches in the Memorial Day parade in 1971.

Staples band prepares for Memorial Day parade after long wait

Theresea Vandis '22, Business Manager May 11, 2022

  The Westport Memorial Day parade is a tradition which honors military personnel who have served in the United States armed forces. This year, the Staples Band plans to maintain a practice, many...

At Staples, the music department—including band, orchestra and chorus groups—does not receive as much attention as other school activities, such as academic groups, athletic teams and Players.

Staples music department lacks representation, attention

Julia Herlyn ’23,, Paper News Editor October 15, 2021

I attended a meeting after school on Friday, Oct. 1, for Tri-M (Music Honor Society). The meeting was held in the orchestra room, a space that I am more than familiar with, as I have been playing in grade-level...

Multiple Staples students have been selected to perform in the CMEA All-State Festival on April 23 to 25.

Student musicians to play in All-State Festival in late April

Julia Kasabian ’21, Staff Writer April 6, 2021

10 Staples students have been chosen to perform in the Connecticut Music Educators Association (CMEA) All-State Festival on April 23 to 25.  In the All-State orchestra, the students performing are...

Local band Slight Return finds profound meaning in music

Mimi Casey ’22 November 10, 2020

Visual representations of the new systems in place: (top to bottom) band members playing through mask holes; choir singers singing six feet apart; a Staples Players radio show.

COVID-19 induces revisions for audial subjects

Kristina Chaney ’23, Staff writer October 10, 2020

Half of the students in every class operate on a several-second delay. Noses and mouths inside a building are a rare sight. Hallway traffic moves exclusively in one direction.  The hybrid/distance learning...

Band Director Nicholas Mariconda always comes into school with a smile that shows his passion for his profession. Mariconda has been teaching at Westport Public Schools since he graduated from college. Now, he thinks it’s time to move on towards retirement.

Band Director Nicholas Mariconda moves on to retirement

Will Matar '21, Assistant Business Director June 13, 2019

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...

Levitt Concert - Behind the scenes

Levitt Concert – Behind the scenes

June 14, 2017

By Francesca Truitt '17

Music Program Participation Dwindles

Music Program Participation Dwindles

Andrew Vester, Staff Writer 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...

Forgette Rocks Out to the Beat of his Band

Forgette Rocks Out to the Beat of his Band

Julia Rosier, Sports 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,...

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...

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