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Collaborating to put on a renaissance-themed dinner and performance, the McHenry Theater and Choir Department collaborates every year for the Madrigal Dinner, run by choir teacher Derek Galvicius.

At your service

Lily Adams, Feature Editor December 12, 2023

A hush falls over the crowd as the queen enters the room. The stage lights shining off senior Adelynn Kuhlemeier’s dress, she blinds everyone with her beauty. As she sings, the king and the rest of the...

The Hall Pass: Pops concert, Montanas TikTok ban, and the debt ceiling

The Hall Pass: Pops concert, Montana’s TikTok ban, and the debt ceiling

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer May 22, 2023

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On May 16 and 17, students from MCHSs choirs performed at the annual Pops Concert at the Upper Campus auditorium.

Gallery: Spring Pops Concert

Gabe Santos, Arts and Entertainment Editor May 22, 2023

On May 16 and 17, MCHS's choirs performed their annual Pops Concert at the Upper Campus auditorium. The cadet and concert choirs, along with Surround Sound and guitar classes, performed interpretations...

Students perform on stage during the Madrigal Dinner on Dec. 3 in the Freshman Campus theatre.

MCHS hosts 18th annual Madrigal Dinner event

Freedom Tomasello, Opinions Editor December 20, 2022

This year, MCHS hosted its annual Madrigal Dinner at the Freshman Campus auditorium on Dec. 3. The dinner featured performances from the Surround Sound choir, skits featuring students and a meal, including...

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,...

MCHS prepares for the Madrigal Dinner | Warrior Weekly 11.22.22

Lex Bach, Neo Fritz, and Rachel Blucher November 28, 2022

Madrigal auditions have passed and we look back to how it went. With the auditions, the cast has been selected and practice has begun. Madrigals is not a musical or a play but an improvised semi-scripted...

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...

MCHS students perform during the first night of pops concerts — the final choir concerts of the year and before graduation — on May 4 in the Upper Campus auditorium.

Gallery: Spring choir concerts

Eli Frommes, Freshman Correspondent May 6, 2022

This week, MCHS's choirs held their final performances of the year at the Upper Campus during the annual pops concert. Students performed popular songs of their choosing as solos and duets. On Wednesday,...

MCHSs choirs combined with choirs from Harrison, Parkland, and MMS for a concert on Mar. 3 in the Freshman Campus main gym.

Gallery: Choir concert

Nikki Sisson, Marking Director March 7, 2022

On March 3, all choirs from the Upper and Freshmen Campus alongside eighth grade choirs from Parkland and McHenry Middle School performed at a concert in the main gym of the Freshmen Campus. This included...

Choir director Derek Galvicius accompanies and conducts MCHSs Concert Choir as they perform their first and last concert of the year in the West Campus auditorium on May 6.

Band and choirs perform final concerts of year

Emma Westermeier, Staff Member May 10, 2021

On May 5 and 6 Surround Sound, Cadet Choir, and Concert Choirs closed out the year with their last performances in the auditorium. The last band concert will follow on May 11, featuring the Freshman, Concert,...

Students pose with Derek Galvicius during Duct Tape the Teacher, which concluded Homecoming week on April 23 outside the West Campus cafeteria.

Gallery: Duct Tape the Teacher

Madison Harvey, Staff Writer April 26, 2021

On Friday, April 23, MCHS students gathered outside the cafeteria to participate in Duct Tape the Teacher. This year, students got to duct tape Derek Galvicius, MCHS's choir director. The tradition...

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