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Fine Arts

FOOTLOOSE CAST. The 2024 musical cast has been announced.

Footloose cast announced, musical practice starts

by Ashley Briones Nov 9, 2023

The students waiting outside the door eager to be let in for auditions. Tech theater is getting all the lights and microphones ready. Backstage getting ready all of the costumes for the actors. And the...

RHAPCITY. During the show at regional UIL on Tuesday, junior Eli Maddox plays. The band received a superior rating and advanced to area.

Wildkat marching band, color guard head to area competition

by Heather Carroll Oct 20, 2023

Starting off soft and eventually erupting into a vibrant and powerful musical arrangement, the Wildkat marching band somehow takes you through a day of busy city life within minutes.  After several...

FLUTE ON THE FIELD. Standing with the marching band, senior Hannah Hutchins plays the flute while performing the UIL routine on Friday Night.

Band marches into contest

by Jackie Diaz, VOW Staff Oct 17, 2023

The cheerleaders cheer their hearts out, the student section screams with spirit and the drill team dances gracefully across the field. One organization is responsible for the sound of Friday night lights.  After...

STRIKE A POSE. Ending their national champion kick routine, members of the Sweethearts close the dance in style.

Sweethearts bring home 13th national title

by Ava Hardin, VOW staff May 18, 2023

The Sweethearts is a longstanding organization with various traditions and titles to their name. Most notably, the sweethearts are twelve time national champions, earning their thirteenth title in Florida...

ITS SHOWTIME. After hpurs and hours of prep time, the cast of Chemical Imbalance is ready to shine. They will perform for the public on Friday night.

OAP cast balances the pressure of Chemical Imbalance

by Brody McNew, VOW staff Feb 27, 2023

On Thursday, March 2nd, the cast of the UIL One Act Play, Chemical Imbalance will be competing at zone against schools such as New Caney, Conroe and College Park. Friday, March 3rd will be their first...

MAGICAL MOMENTS. As the witch in Big Fish, sophomore Zisel Braza hypnotizes the cast and crowd.

Big Fish entertains, showcases talent of fine arts students

by Julia Humphries, VOW staff Feb 27, 2023

Witches, a giant, circus folk, jumping fishes and a very clingy bearded lady. The musical Big Fish brought laughs and tears to the stage of the Performing Arts Center. The event took the stage Jan....

FATHER & SON. During a performance of Big Fish Marcus Shumake and Aiden Hamilton act as Edward Bloom as his son Will.

‘Big Fish’ makes big splash

by Ava Hardin, VOW staff Feb 9, 2023

Hook, line and sinker. The fine arts department reeled in quite the crowd on Jan. 27 and 28 when they performed "Big Fish." The musical is an adaptation of a story written by Daniel Wallace which describes...

BEST OF SHOW. The art by Ashlynn White featuring her grandfather was named Best of Show.

Students place in rodeo art show

by Emma Lowe, VOW staff Jan 27, 2023

Cowboy boots. Cowboy hats. Wholesome artwork. Hours of a person's life dedicated to one piece of artwork. The scent of barn all around. Students in art class had the opportunity to be a part of the Houston...

SWEETHEARTS DANCE. The drill team is hosting a fund raising event on Feb. 10 for dads and their daughters.

Sweethearts host daddy-daughter dance

by Ava Hardin, VOW staff Jan 27, 2023

Darling daughters and dashing dads are welcome to join the Sweethearts on Friday, Feb. 10 for the first annual Sweetheart Ball.  In the spirit of fostering better relationships, the drill team has...

BIG FISH. The musical has three performances this weekend. Scan the QR code on the poster for more info.

Students bring magical Big Fish to life

by Gracie Brumlow, VOW staff Jan 25, 2023

Everyone backstage lets out a long breath as the warm lights rise on the stage and the curtains slowly open. This. This is the moment they’ve been preparing for since the fall. All of their long evenings...

ONE ACT PLAY SET. The drama department has began preparing Chemical Imbalance, a retelling of the classic Jekyll and Hyde story.

One Act Play Chemical Imbalance gives new look at Jekyll and Hyde struggle

by Addison Williams, contributor to VOW Dec 13, 2022

A snowy December night in Victorian London, and a murderer on the loose with a dysfunctional household. However, the killer is a lot closer than they think…  UIL season has begun, and that does not...

Deck the halls with holiday hymns

Deck the halls with holiday hymns

by Ava Hardin, VOW staff Dec 12, 2022

Tis the season for Wildkat choir to wish Willis a merry Christmas with their annual winter concert on Dec. 13. Students have been hard at work preparing an array of holiday songs to get Willis in the holiday...

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