Posts Tagged ‘band’

Rood’s Got Talent

Rood’s Got Talent

By Maggie Dale One could say that freshman Jasper Rood was born to act. His mom was from Iowa and his dad from Wisconsin, but they met in New York City, where they had each moved to pursue acting in the late ‘90s. His parents started dating when they were cast opposite each other in […]

Dedication, Hard Work Pay Off in All-State Recognition

Dedication, Hard Work Pay Off in All-State Recognition

By Maggie Dale The dark, rich sound of the clarinet is what characterizes it amongst the array of other instruments.  It plays a critical part in the instrumentation of a concert band. Yet, middle schoolers starting to play usually sound more like, “tweet, tweet, SQUAWK!” Mikayla Flockhart was an average middle school clarinetist, initially more interested […]

Drumming Dreams

Drumming Dreams

By Nick Leopold If you walk through the fine arts hallway at Mount Vernon High School, you may be lucky enough to hear our band playing. Standing in the back would be a drummer, sophomore Beckett Christensen, working hard to maintain the speed and tempo. But Christensen puts much more time into drumming than just […]

Holiday Concert

Holiday Concert

The Mount Vernon High School Band and Orchestra performed a holiday concert Monday, Dec. 14 in the district auditorium. The bands are directed by Scott Weber, and the orchestra is directed by Tabitha Rasmussen. Watch videos posted below: “A Nasty Bit of Blues” Jazz Band “Swingin’ on the Housetop” Symphonic Band “Twenty Carols in Two […]

Heart of Metal

Heart of Metal

Mat Zoboc Small Town Musician Has Big Dreams By Macy Griebel He puts on the metal mask that engulfs his head and walks onto the stage. Feeding off the crowd’s energy he pushes past his boundaries. He beats the metal mask with a metal grinder and watches as sparks fly off of it. The crowd […]

Marching Band Celebrates the Magic of Harry Potter

Marching Band Celebrates the Magic of Harry Potter

Watch video of the halftime performance Oct. 24 of the Mustang Marching Band:

Mustangs Win Homecoming!

Mustangs Win Homecoming!

Coming from behind after an early field goal by Monticello, the Mustangs triumphed 10-3. Mickey Hines 75-yard punt return 4th quarter and the accompanying 2-point conversion turned the game around.

Top 6 Electives at MVHS

Top 6 Electives at MVHS

By Matt Banwart Math, Science, Social Studies, and English all are core classes–classes you have to take. They’re the classes that you go to school for. Electives, however, are the classes and courses that define you; they’re what make you different from the rest. What is the most popular elective at Mount Vernon High School? […]

‘T’was the Night Before Christmas’ Band Video

‘T’was the Night Before Christmas’  Band Video

“T’was the Night Before Christmas” – Peter Blair Performed by the MVHS Symphonic Band Conducted by Bernie Moore Narrator: Joe Wallace

Band Halftime Show

Band Halftime Show

Watch the marching band’s homecoming halftime show of songs from “The Lion King.”  The band is directed by Bernie Moore.