May 23, 2017

Students chosen to represent WHS at IMEA

by Chris Nush, Staff Reporter Twenty-four students from the music department were selected to perform ensembles for the Illinois Music Educators Association’s (IMEA) district VII this fall. After auditioning for IMEA, Kaitlyn Nielsen, senior, felt that her performance did not go as well as she hoped. “It was a catastrophe,” Nielsen said. “I was disappointed because I missed a note in the scales.” When she discovered she had been chosen for IMEA, she said she felt really excited. Nine jazz band, 11 concert band, one orchestra and three concert choir players have been selected from WHS. IMEA is a conference…

Orchestra sponsors 34th annual POPs concert

Photos by Kristina Piamonte, Photo Editor The Orchestra program presented their 34th annual POPs concert on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. The performance featured Symphony Orchestra, Concert Choir and Jazz Bands.

New Dawns welcomes director, changes culture

by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief A new voice can be heard down the music hallway of WHS as Stephen Colella, choir teacher, begins a new legacy for New Dawns and choir programs. Colella began his legacy at WHS by hanging a poster in the choir room stating “Are you proud of the product?” “We want to get our status back up,” Lizzie Jassin, senior, said. “He isn’t looking for us to be winners, but he is looking for us to create a product that we are proud of at the end of the show.” According to Chris Gonzalez, senior, he feels…