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McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

Students from MCHSs Wind Ensemble headed to Nashville over the weekend, where they toured the city and performed in the WorldStrides Performing Arts Heritage Festival.

Gallery: Band trip to Nashville

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer April 27, 2023

The MCHS Wind ensemble went to Nashville Tennessee on April 20 for three days to participate in the WorldStrides Performing Arts Heritage Festival. The band scored a 292 out of 300 at the competition...

The Hall Pass: Band concert, Chicagos DNC, and the abortion pill

The Hall Pass: Band concert, Chicago’s DNC, and the abortion pill

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer April 25, 2023

 The McHenry Messenger · The Hall Pass: Band concert, Chicago's DNC, and the abortion pill The Hall Pass is a podcast that gives you the local, national and global headlines you need to hear in...

Ethan Bailey from Consequence Bronson sings and plays the drums at the 2023 Battle of the Bands

Sharing the stage

Freedom Tomasello, Opinions Editor February 24, 2023

On February 10th, MCHS held their annual battle of the bands, featuring groups such as Robot Man, Ordinary Hero, Consequence Bronson, The Sound, and 2022 champions, Standalone. The show was a resounding...

Messenger Mixtape Track 08: Void by Ronen

Messenger Mixtape Track 08: “Void” by Ronen

Gabe Santos, Arts and Entertainment Editor February 10, 2023

 The newest track on the Messenger’s mind is a textbook 2010’s hip hop record that encapsulates the emphasis on emotional lyrics and dark production. This week's track is “Void” by Ronen,...

Wind Ensemble performs at the Freshman Campus main gym on Feb. 1 during the Winter Band Festival.

Gallery: Winter Band Festival

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer February 10, 2023

MCHS had its annual Winter Band Festival on Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Freshman Campus main gym. At the band festival, Parkland Middle School and McHenry Middle School joined in and performed along with...

The Battle of the Bands takes place on Friday in the Freshman Campus auditorium. Not only will the event showcase student bands and solo acts, but will also offer food from two different food trucks.

MCHS to host Battle of The Bands at the Freshman Campus

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer February 9, 2023

The annual Battle of the Bands is taking place Friday, Feb. 10 at the Freshman Campus auditorium at 6 p.m. This year at Battle of the Bands, there will be six bands performing and four in between acts....

Students perform at Tri-Ms Coffeehouse open mic night in the Upper Campus cafeteria on Nov. 11.

Tri-M hosts disco-themed Coffeehouse

Ella Trimingham, Staff Writer December 12, 2022

MCHS’ Tri-M Music Honors Society held its Coffeehouse event on Nov. 11, giving students the opportunity to show their talents and perform.  The Coffeehouse, run by the Tri-M, involved live music,...

Sitting down at Tri-M’s Coffeehouse | Warrior Weekly 11.15.22

Cooper Ten Bruin, Jasmine Carballo, and Madison Donovan November 17, 2022

Tri-M’s Coffeehouse gives any MCHS student the opportunity to strut their stuff in front of their peers. They can perform any act they would like to, whether it be a slam poem, an original song, or a...

Band rocks out at the Fall Concert | Warrior Weekly 10.25.22

Ellie Maciaszek, Maggie Maciaszek, and Alyssa Thomas October 25, 2022

On Tuesday, October 18th, the sounds of various instruments filled the Upper Campus auditorium at the annual fall band concert. The freshman, symphonic and wind ensemble bands showcased their hard work...

Though band director Ryan Cabildo was hired only part way through second semester last year, hes done much to re-invigorate MCHSs band program, guiding them to wins at competitions and exciting parade opportunities.

New director, new direction

Lilyonna Kribley, Contributing Writer October 17, 2022

Loud cheering can be heard, filling the sky just like the sunset. Ryan Cabildo guides his marching band out in front of the stands of McCracken Field. In front of hundreds of people, Cabildo starts guiding...

Members of MCHSs Marching Warriors prepare for Chicagos 70th Columbus Day Parade on Oct. 10. The band took a bus downtown, gathered on Upper Wacker Dr. and marched down State St.

Gallery: Chicago’s Columbus Day Parade

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer October 14, 2022

On Monday, MCHS’s marching band performed in the 70th annual Chicago Columbus Day Parade in downtown Chicago.  In this parade there were floats, bands, and marchers. They were marching up Wabash...

Community members celebrate a group of veterans upon their return from their MCHS-sponsored Honor Flight trip in the Upper Campus main gym on Aug. 28.

Gallery: Honor Flight Welcome Home Celebration

Nikki Sisson, Staff Writer September 1, 2022

Area veterans came home from a four day Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C. to a rally in the Upper Campus’ main gym on Sunday afternoon where they were greeted with applause, flowers and signs from...

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