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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...

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...

Freshman Gavin Wuchter conducts first period Concert Band at the Freshmen Campus on January 21. Wuchter stepped up while the district found a replacement for MCHSs director of bands, who left at the beginning of second semester.

The right direction

Eli Frommes, Freshman Correspondant February 9, 2022

Freshman Gavin Wuchter waves his conductor’s baton back and forth while preparing the band for the piece “Critical Mass.” While flutes play a soft melody, clarinets and saxophones float beneath....

Jesse Andrews published The Haters, about three misfit musicians who ditch jazz camp to tour with their slapped-together band, was published b Amulet Books in 2016.

Review: “The Haters”

Alayna Majkrzak, Staff Writer May 21, 2021

A bassist, drummer, and lead-singer/guitar player — all of them with a vendetta against being told what to do with their lives and with their music. These three misfit, rookie musicians meet at a jazz...

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