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Local band Slight Return finds profound meaning in music

November 10, 2020

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COVID-19 induces revisions for audial subjects

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.
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...

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
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
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
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...

Opening night a success for Candlelight

Some of the musicians donned Christmas costumes for the event.
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...

Orchestra, chorus and band students amp up for Candlelight

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...

One Of These Days scheduled to showcase at Toquet Hall

One Of These Days scheduled to showcase at Toquet Hall
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,...

Talented Students Recognized

Child Development teacher Linda McClary recognizes Brynn Werner '13 and Allie Daut '13 for excellence.
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...

Jazz Band Showcases School–Wide Talent

 Nick Mariconda begins practice with the Jazz Band. | Photo by Madeline Hardy '11
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...

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