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The Voice of the Wildkats

The Student News Site of Willis High School

The Voice of the Wildkats

The Student News Site of Willis High School

The Voice of the Wildkats

Fine Arts

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...

STARTING OUT STRONG. Before school even started, band director Joseph Dittfurth visits with the band during an outside practice. Dittfurth is not new to the students or the school. He was assistant director at the high school and at Brabham Middle School before being named Director of Bands this summer.

New fine arts teachers foster advances in programs, talent in students

by Heather Jackson, VOW photography manager September 4, 2021

The arts are everywhere. School mostly focuses on the academic aspect of learning, but electives, especially fine arts, are what affect people in their everyday lives. Choir, band, dance, art, theatre:...

TOXIC RELATIONSHIP. Stella embraces Stanley in the dark of night after she left their home after he slapped her in an argument.

One Act Play cast tackles difficult show

by Summer Rains, Heather Jackson, and Katherine Lee March 10, 2021

“Seven minutes!” “Thank you, seven!” The actors and crew quickly move all the structures from the back wall of the theatre to their proper place on stage. “Five minutes!” “Thank...

MEASURE A YEAR. During the opening number of the musical, junior Katherine Lee sings a song from the 90s hit Rent.

Fine Arts department comes together to entertain with ‘Cabaret’

by Summer Rains, VOW editor February 8, 2021

The lights dim and the audience hushes. Then an announcement comes over the speakers to tell the audience to please silence their cell phones and enjoy the show. It is time for "Cabaret." This year,...

ALL-STATE HONORS. During the halftime performance against Hunstville, junior Angel Garcia plays with the band.  Garcia was named to the 2021 TMEA All-State band after a taped audition process.

Passion drives junior to achieve all-state band honors

by Rosalyn Gutierrez, VOW staff February 2, 2021

   A long, long time ago a single spark managed to ignite a raging fire that burns high and bright. The fire grew bigger and brighter over the years, and one pivotal year it came upon an intimidating,...

GROUP CELEBRATION. Senior Julianna Needham stands with directors Laurelyn Korfhage and Ken Labsonski during the class celebration for Needham. Needham is the third student to make it into All State choir from Willis High School.

Senior accomplishes Texas All-State Choir goal despite COVID-19 craziness

by Katherine Lee, VOW editor February 2, 2021

Walking into the room, she takes a deep breath. Behind the curtain are sitting five judges who have the responsibility of choosing the top choir members in the state. Her heartbeat overpowers the sound...

DEFYING GRAVITY.  During a performance for the 8th grade tour on Tuesday, cast members sing a song from Wicked. The musical will feature two large numbers and various solos from assorted musicals.

Fine arts department presents Willis Cabaret

by GinElla Mire, VOW staff January 27, 2021

The lights. The curtain. The talented cast.  They will all be the same. It is just the musical isn’t exactly a musical. It will be a combination of some of the best songs from some of the best musicals.  Willis...

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