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Senior readies for recital

Senior readies for recital

October 2, 2013

Tom Johnstone performs, composes and arranges music: By Nat Edson   Tom Johnstone is a senior set to graduate in May next year. As part of his degree, he will perform a student recital, a program he put together and will perform on the trombone. Johnstone is returning to college and s...

Requirement shapes career


October 2, 2013

Demand led Nathanael Moe to trumpet junior year of  high school: By Abrielle Backhaus   Growing up, Nathanael Moe was required to play an instrument, and now he says he doesn’t plan to stop. “We were required; all of us siblings had to play piano, that’s where we all started o...

Student found voice in middle school

Student found voice in middle school

May 1, 2013

  Support from family helps drive junior Makenna Parish-Day toward goals: A late start to singing has not held back Makenna Parish-Day in the slightest. A dancer from age 3, Parish-Day picked up singing around 6th grade and continued in middle school by participating in her school’s c...

Percussion student shows of hardwork and talent

December 7, 2011

Senior Nick Fox has been playing percussion since fourth grade and said he “was immediately drawn to percussion.” This week he will perform two recitals featuring percussion and other instruments. Fox has performed in four other concerts during his time at UW-Whitewater. He said he wanted to...

Percussionist Nick Fox perfects his craft

April 13, 2011

The countless hours spent and the numerous amounts of drumsticks broken only barely describe the amount of work and effort senior Nick Fox has put into preparing for his student recital. Fox’s hard work will be put on display at 7:30 p.m. Saturday for free in the Light Recital Hall. This will be his f...

McCarty, Helbing take their friendship to the Light Recital Hall for a voice recital

April 6, 2011

Senior sopranos perform together for first time Seniors Nicole McCarty and Robin Helbing met four years ago during freshman orientation. Though they’ve been friends their entire career, they will perform a voice recital together for the very first time at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. “We’ve [both] been ...

Murray performs multiple instruments

March 30, 2011

Playing more than one instrument isn’t easy. Senior Heather Murray not only plays one, she plays more than a dozen. “I lost count at 13,” Murray said. The Whitewater community can now witness her play two of her favorite instruments at her solo recital at 7:30 p.m. next Tuesday. She will perform half of the show on oboe and the other playing the bassoon. M...

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