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The Voice of the Wildkats

The Student News Site of Willis High School

The Voice of the Wildkats

Fine Arts

HARD TO SAY GOODBYE.  At their last concert together, junior Sophia Cruz and senior Faith Miner memorialize the moment with a picture. The last concert means a lot to the seniors and the friends they are leaving.

Band concert marks end to seniors’ journeys in organization

by Timothy Gunn, VOW staff May 18, 2022

The band held their Spring Concert on Thursday May 12. This concert marked the end of many seniors’ band careers, but the band’s final concert of the year will be their jazz showcase on Thursday May...

ARGHHHH. In the production of Treasure Island, senior Colton Backhus channels his inner pirate as his plays the role Calico Jack.

Treasure Island closes out careers of senior drama students

by Timothy Gunn, VOW staff May 9, 2022

The Theater 3-4 Dramakats presented Treasure Island for a full audience in the black box Wednesday, April 28. The lively show followed a young boy and a group of pirates through some misadventures.The...

READY FOR A PARTY. Playing the part of McMurphy, senior Josh Brookshire hypes up the guys for a party he is planning. Brookshire was named best actor at the district competition.

Award-winning cast performs encore of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

by Timothy Gunn, VOW staff April 1, 2022

After a successful competition season, the UIL One-Act Play cast will be performing their show, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest one last time. They will perform tonight at 7 p.m. in the performing arts...

PREPPING FOR SUCCESS. At a contest at Klein Collins, members of the indoor percussion group readies to play. The group will compete at the state competition in April.

Percussion group overcomes obstacles to qualify for state

by Rosalyn Gutierrez, VOW staff March 7, 2022

When looking at the path ahead a person may come across a rock in his way. Focusing on the rock he’ll move around it and get over it, and then when he looks forward again he’ll be met with a fence...

WE GO TOGETHER. At the end of the first act, senior Colton Land dances in the group act of We Go Together.

Fine arts students show off talent performing iconic musical

by Summer Rains, VOW editor February 15, 2022

As I go traveling down life's highway, whatever course my fortunes may foretell. I shall not go alone on my way, for thou shall always be with me Rydell On January 28th and 29th, the PAC...

DIAMONDS. Practicing for their first competition, sophomore Bella Gallegos and junior Faith Diaz of the guard polish their show before Saturdays competition in Katy. The guard will also host a competition on March 5.

Band busy with competitions throughout spring semester

by Jason Clark, VOW Sports editor February 3, 2022

The lights shut off, the buses are loaded and the band departs the stadium. Marching season is officially over. The band is nowhere near being finished, however. In fact, a whole other season is about...

GOD BLESS THE USA. The Performing Arts Center was packed during the Veterans Day concert.

Veterans Day concert impacts community through music

by Katherine Lee, VOW editor November 19, 2021

“When I listen to you and your choir sing,  I think about difficult times my soldiers and I went through overseas and how nice it would have been to hear something this beautiful in the wake...

MELODIES AT MEADOR. Students listen to the choir showcase their talent at Meador Elementary School.

Choir shares talent, entertainment on district tour

by Emma Lowe, VOW staff November 16, 2021

Today you plant the seeds, you watch us grow. You care for us. You invest yourself, and deep inside you know all that we can see is not all that we can be. As the lyrics of "Dream for Me" fill the...

SMALL BUT MIGHTY. Leading the band in a warm up, senior drum major Luna Cortez directs at area competition at Galena Park.

Band performs ‘Meditation of the Lotus Flower’ for area competition

by Timothy Gunn, VOW staff November 2, 2021

As the sun rises, the band takes the field. The cold air freezes breath and instruments. While they prepare to take the field, only one thing is on their minds, making it to finals. After winning...

VIBRANT COLORS. Putting the finishing touches on the crown, Hathaway is almost done with her artwork.

All hail the Queen

by Summer Rains , VOW editor October 27, 2021

7:30 a.m: A blank canvas sits on a large wooden easel with paints and brushes laid out on the table, ready for the artist to begin.  9:04 a.m: The canvas is now covered in bright blue and green colors...

SENIOR SEASON. Preparing for his last regional contest, senior Jeffrey Blaker enjoys the calm before the storm.

Band awarded Sweepstakes honors

by Timothy Gunn, VOW staff October 22, 2021

The sun is high. The air is quiet. Anticipation fills the stadium. As the first notes ring out, the fans fix their gaze, and the band takes their first steps. Endless hours of practice have led to...

SPOOKY SEASON. The drama department puts on  a haunted house for the Halloween season.

Haunted house set to scare in late October

by Timothy Gunn, VOW staff September 16, 2021

The group creeps slowly into the dark hallway. As they make their way further into the house, something begins to approach them. Standing directly in front of them, a woman dressed in a hospital gown covered...

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