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Winter Guard Excels At First Competition

Winter Guard Excels At First Competition

March 15, 2016

By Elizabeth Benitez Freshman Nancina Tyler nervously smiled as she tossed a rifle high in the air as part of her solo in front of the watchful judges. After weeks of hard work and practice, Winter Guard competed at its first competition this year on February 6 at James Bowie High School and pl...

Two-Time Choir Students Advance to State

Two-Time Choir Students Advance to State

February 26, 2016

By Heiress SmithFor the second year in a row, junior Bethany Jelinek, and senior Dylan Kirk made the annual All-State Choir Competition. Jelinek earned 2nd chair, Soprano 2, and Kirk earned 4th Chair, Tenor 2, placing them in the All State Mixed Choir. "I'm very excited," Jelinek said. "It's a lot of pressure ...

Band Students Excel at Chamber Music Festival

Band Students Excel at Chamber Music Festival

February 24, 2016

By Anne GarseaThis past Saturday, band students from across the district participated in the 2016 Chamber Music Festival held at J.J. Pearce HS. 102 students from Richardson HS brought home a first division rating.The Chamber Music Festival is held every year at one of the four high schools in the dis...

John Wayne Impressionist Visits The Black Box

John Wayne Impressionist Visits The Black Box

February 19, 2016

By Chase KaracostasAs theatrical impressionist Jack Edmondson spoke to Technical Theatre and Theatre Magnet students in the Black Box on Thursday, he steadily put on his cowboy belt, vest and gun holster while changing his accent to fit the role of John Wayne, the Academy Award-winning actor. ...

Theatre Magnet Puts on Second Musical of the Year

Theatre Magnet Puts on Second Musical of the Year

February 12, 2016

By Chase Karacostas Stepping out onto the stage for the last time Sunday night, senior Jacob Redmon began singing the opening song for this year's spring musical, "Footloose." Unlike in past years, the spring musical was the second musical of the year. The Theatre Magnet put on two musicals this year ...

Freshman All-Region Band Breaks Richardson Record

Freshman All-Region Band Breaks Richardson Record

November 17, 2015

By Anne GarseaOn Saturday, 36 students attended the freshman All-Region Band audition at Rockwall Heath High. With half of them advancing, giving them either an alternate or permanent position in the All-Region Band, Richardson made history by having the most freshman players make the cut."What makes ...

Theatre Magnet Produces First Fall Musical

Theatre Magnet Produces First Fall Musical

October 29, 2015

By Sydney BrownDirector Cliff McClelland was overwhelmed with frenzy, pride and satisfaction as he observed his hardworking cast rehearsing the final scene of the musical. "Bat Boy: The Musical" is the first fall musical that the Theatre Magnet has produced. McClelland found this show more challenging to...

Band Performs at Marching Contest

Band Performs at Marching Contest

October 7, 2015

By Elizabeth BenitezWith hundreds of eyes watching closely from the stands, sophomore french horn player Saul Morales confidently marched across the brightly lit field for the Midlothian Marching Contest.The Golden Eagle Band performed the first and second movements of their 2015 show, Equilibrium. 22 school...

Students Audition for Footloose Musical

Students Audition for Footloose Musical

October 6, 2015

  By Sydney Brown Senior Jake Shovlin broke out into a smile after scanning the cast list. He had just found out that he was casted as Reverend Shaw Moore, his dream role for the upcoming musical, "Footloose." After an audition process a few days before, the cast was posted. Over 90 people signed up for...

Theatre Performs “Fiddler on the Roof” 50 Years After Broadway Debut

January 29, 2015

By Isabel Costian Junior Dylan Kirk sat backstage, waiting for his fake mustache to stick to his face. Surrounding students, male and female, patted their various patches of facial hair to guarantee that they wouldn't fall off onstage. They were preparing to perform the beloved classic "Fiddl...

Choir Performs First Concert

October 21, 2014

By Deemah Pulak The audience quieted, leaving the faintest sounds to be heard as Richardson's a cappella group Legacy took over the auditorium stage. On Monday night, the first choir concert of the school year consisted of students from Richardson High School, West Junior High and Westwood Junior Hig...

Theatre Magnet Puts On Homegrown Play

Theatre Magnet Puts On Homegrown Play

October 8, 2014

By Madeline Chalkley One week before the first day of school theatre teacher, and published playwright, Cliff McClelland wrote the first script for this fall’s play “Wünderland.” Last spring, McClelland discussed the idea of an “Alice in Wonderland”-based play as a steam punk adaption o...

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