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News Briefs: Winter Guard, Student Choice Awards, Band Competition

News Briefs: Winter Guard, Student Choice Awards, Band Competition

By Sydney Wise and Ashya Roberson
March 10
Filed under News, Newspaper, North Star, Paper Day, Showcase

Winter Guard Season Winter Guard started off their season with two second-place wins, something they weren’t quite expecting. From losing members to having money issues, the season wasn’t looking great in their eyes toward the beginning. They expected to do better, but they’re still hoping to do w...

Five Things to Watch: Upcoming Study Sessions, Preparation for Finals and Performances

Five Things to Watch: Upcoming Study Sessions, Preparation for Finals and Performances

By Daniel Mulawa
December 5
Filed under Five Things to Watch, Showcase

Scholar bowl: The FHN scholar bowl team is attending the St. Charles League 1 meet this Tuesday, Dec. 6, at FZN. The meet lasts from after school to about 5:30 p.m. Band Concert: On Dec. 8, the concert and symphonic bands will be performing in the auditorium at 7 p.m. The concert is free to attend. ...

[Photo Gallery] 11/22 Jazz Band Concert

[Photo Gallery] 11/22 Jazz Band Concert

By Bernadette Kornberger
December 1
Filed under Showcase

Francis Howell North's Jazz band put on a free concert in the auditorium. The band played Hayburner, Pennsylvania 6-500, Gospel John,Bid Dipper, and Manteca. The band is now directed by Mormon. "I thought the concert went pretty well. we got some good stuff together in such short time, especial...

5 Things to Watch For

5 Things to Watch For

By Daniel Mulawa
November 1
Filed under News, Showcase

Bread Co. Fundraiser: On Nov. 2, Publications will be holding a fundraiser event hosted at the Saint Louis Bread Co. off of Zumbehl. The event goes from 4 to 8p.m. There will be a flyer in the next North Star paper, Nov. 2. The flyer can also be found at FHNtoday.com/fundraiser. You will need to show the flyer to the...

MESS Gets an Album on Spotify

MESS Gets an Album on Spotify

By Keegan Schuster
October 31
Filed under Showcase, Videos

Seniors Michael Shine and Ethan Samson keep a very tight schedule, both working at Stefanina’s and serving on Student Council together. However, the two have yet another addition to their agenda: writing and recording alternative music as a duo called MESS. The band came about during their junior ...

Dominic Schnieder Moves on to Band Nationals

Dominic Schnieder Moves on to Band Nationals

By Reide Pearson and Kamryn Bell
October 28
Filed under Features, Videos

Dominic Schnieder is a tuba player at Francis Howell North. Recently, he made it to nationals. To achieve this, he has gotten help from his lesson teacher as well as practiced daily. Dominic will submit a video of him playing a piece of music for his nationals audition. He hopes to achieve great things...

What I’m Interested In: Playing an Instrument

What I’m Interested In: Playing an Instrument

By Daniel Mulawa
September 2
Filed under Uncategorized

I enjoy playing an instrument because it has opened the door to many different opportunities. Whether I’m part of the marching band or performing a solo, playing the trumpet has given me a new sense of purpose, an opportunity to express myself. It has provided me the chance to make many new friends...

Playing in a College Band

Playing in a College Band

By Ethan Slaughter, Staffer
May 5
Filed under Showcase

Since October, sophomore Ashley Raster has been playing her clarinet in St. Charles Community College’s community band. Raster practices with the band every Monday night in order to get ready for the concert. Raster joined because they needed more clarinets and she wanted to help them out. “My siste...

Band and Guard Students Hosts Annual Breakfast with Santa Fundraiser at Becky-David

Band and Guard Students Hosts Annual Breakfast with Santa Fundraiser at Becky-David

By Kelly Woelfel
December 4
Filed under News, Showcase

 On Saturday, Dec. 4, the symphonic band and winter guard will be hosting a breakfast with Santa at Becky-David Elementary. The breakfast with Santa is open to the public and their children. This breakfast is a fundraiser to help symphonic band and winter guard fund trips and guard equipment. “We w...

Behind The Scenes With Contagious [Video]

Behind The Scenes With Contagious [Video]

By Alyssa Barber and Taylor Sheridan
October 5
Filed under Features, Showcase, Videos

Contagious is a cover band who has been together for almost ten years now. The local band is at the top of their game after opening and preforming with some of their favorite musicians.  The band recently preformed at Octoberfest in St. Charles.  Wanting to check them out?  Their next perform...

North Renovates The Band Field

By Brayton Larson
September 9
Filed under Uncategorized

Over the summer a lot of new additions have appeared at north, including the new marching band practice field. Jeff Mormon, band director, and Mike Janes, activities director, explain the project and how it will affect the marching band in the coming years.

Middle School Band Night

Middle School Band Night

By Michal Basford
September 3
Filed under News

This Friday, Sept. 4, middle school students from around the FHN area will be coming to see what high school band is like. Parents will receive information about high school band as well. The goal of this event is to let students have the opportunity to learn what being in band at a different age leve...

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