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The McHenry Messenger

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

The McHenry Messenger

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

The McHenry Messenger

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...

Singing safety

Brianna May, Staff Writer November 6, 2020

McHenry Community High School Choir teacher, Derek Galvicius, walks into the auditorium to greet his students as they walk in. They come in with their masks and music in-hand ready to sing and be safe...

Laughing with his students, Derek Galvicius listens back to a recording with his Surround Sound students on March 5 in the West Campus choir room.

Safe in sound

Megan Walsh, Contributing Writer March 9, 2020

Students roaming around West Campus may hear faint singing as they approach the choir room. Students of all backgrounds and personalities feel welcomed as they walk into the room for choir. The acceptance...

Mackenzie OBrien poses for a publicity photo while playing guitar.

West graduate hits high note in music career

Sydney Murrin, Editor May 1, 2019

Dodging a crowd of people, lugging her suitcase behind her, recent McHenry West Campus graduate Mackenzie O’Brien weaves through the airport on her way to Nashville, T.N., where she is headed to write...

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