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The Voice of the Wildkats

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The Voice of the Wildkats

Fine Arts

TALENTED LEADERSHIP.  Drum major Tony Silvero plays for a crowd at Berton A Yates Stadium. Band offers opportunities for art with marching performances and concert performances.

Arts add beauty, happiness to education

by Gracie Brumlow, VOW staff Sep 22, 2022

Students who take a fine arts class are five times less likely to drop out and twice as likely to go to college. Eighty one percent of people say that arts bring them joy and happiness in their lives,...

TMEA SUCCESS. Ten members of the Wildkat Choir began the grueling process of tryouts on Saturday. Nine of them advanced to the next round of the tryouts.

TMEA audition huge success for choir

by James Pate, VOW staff Sep 14, 2022

Last Saturday ten Wildkats made the journey to Caney Creek High School to brave the vicious hardships of the TMEA audition process. This audition is an extremely nerve-racking ordeal that would leave the...

Choir kicks off year with ice cream social, football game performance

Choir kicks off year with ice cream social, football game performance

by Gracie Brumlow, VOW staff Aug 26, 2022

When most people think of choir, they think of formal attire and fancy singing. But for many people, choir is much more than standing in front of the audience. It is about the relationships with others...

BAND BLUES. Showing off their hard work, the band premieres their show for parents at Yates Stadium.

Band sets tempo for their new marching season

by Avery Cheatham, VOW staff Aug 19, 2022

As the color guard spins their flags, the marching band plays their instruments with passion under the Friday night lights. Under the bright stadium lights the band performs a breathtaking performance...

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 Apr 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 Mar 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 Feb 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 staff Feb 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 Nov 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 Nov 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...

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