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NoCo Wind Ensemble inspires Fossil band

NoCo Wind Ensemble inspires Fossil band

Macy Fowler

September 5, 2018


Filed under 2018, Arts, Band, Features, Music

The University of Northern Colorado Wind Ensemble performed for the Fossil Ridge High School band students on Tuesday, September 4. Students were released from class to watch the performance, which began with with the “Grand Canyon Fanfare” composed by James Newton Howard. Conductor Kenneth Singleton le...

Drama department announces changes and shows at reveal

Drama department announces changes and shows at reveal

Liam H. Flake

August 28, 2018


Filed under 2018, News, Theatre

Fossil Ridge High School’s theatre department held their Drama Reveal on Monday, August 27. They will be staging Rent and One Man, Two Guvnors for the 2018-2019 school year. The department also shared some major changes that will be taking place this season. The spring play’s director, Deana Kochis, wil...

Bobby G Awards inspire young thespians

Bobby G Awards inspire young thespians

Isabella Mahal

May 26, 2018


Filed under 2018, Arts, Theatre

Students from high schools across Colorado perform "You Will be Found" together to open the show. Photo Credit: Serena Bettis On Thursday, May 24, 2018, the Bobby G Awards were held at the Buell Theater at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA). Six Fossil Ridge High School students were no...

Jazz Band Showcase Their Skills

Jazz Band Showcase Their Skills

Maddie Booton

May 16, 2018


Filed under 2018, Band

On Thursday, May 3, Jazz 1 and Jazz 2 put on show as a collective band in the Performing Arts Center. The show showcased all the hard work and dedication that the band had put into the year. The concert began by showcasing the percussion through some fast and hard-hitting tunes. One of the main focuses...

AP Art Showcase illustrates student talent

AP Art Showcase illustrates student talent

Karen Manley

May 11, 2018


Filed under 2018, Arts, Music, Photo Essays, Theatre

On Tuesday, May 3, the Fossil Ridge High School art department held its annual AP Art Showcase. This was an opportunity for seniors to present the works they have been creating all year to parents and peers. The event was held a week before students were to send their work off to the college board ...

Fossil Ridge Band strikes a final chord for Mr. Berard

Fossil Ridge Band strikes a final chord for Mr. Berard

Tess Allen

May 11, 2018


Filed under 2018, Arts, Band, Features, Music

“Mr. Berard has been the band director at Fossil since the school opened. The other night was very emotional for both Mr. Berard and all of the students. For me personally, it felt like an honor getting to be part of the last ensemble Mr. Berard conducted here”, said Wind Symphony’s Andrew Hou...

Fossil boasts four Bobby G nominees

Fossil boasts four Bobby G nominees

Isabella Mahal

May 11, 2018


Filed under 2018, Arts, Theatre

The Bobby G Awards are, in the words of Ms. Kochis, the high school theater equivalent of a Tony. Each year, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts gives awards to students in a variety of aspects of theater, from directing to acting to lights. Their website explains that the “annual ceremony e...

Choir Sings Their Way to Success Throughout Colorado

Choir Sings Their Way to Success Throughout Colorado

Sasha Chappell

May 10, 2018


Filed under 2018, Arts, Choir, Music

The Fossil Ridge High School Choir has achieved many accomplishments this semester,  from individual musicians building their own musical careers to choir groups receiving top rankings in the state in a variety of competitions. First, Fossil had 15 representatives in the Colorado All State Choir, which w...

Transfixed: A Recount and Creation of an lmpactful Documentary

Transfixed: A Recount and Creation of an lmpactful Documentary

Kaitlyn Philavanh

May 7, 2018


Filed under 2018, Arts

On Friday, May 4 at 7 pm in the PAC, our documentary Transfixed was shown to an audience of students, parents, and teachers. It tells the story of a transgender woman named Jessica who we met in downtown Denver. She speaks bluntly about her experiences as a trans woman through her struggles both internally a...

Big Fish brings magic to the stage

Big Fish brings magic to the stage

Isabella Mahal

March 31, 2018


Filed under 2018, Arts, Entertainment, Opinion, Theatre

From the moment that the lights went down and the orchestra began to play, there was magic in the theater. All seats were full but the first row; the only students who dared sit there were the same ones who leaped to their feet with the end of every song. There is something about high school product...

Get Flipped for Big Fish!

Get Flipped for Big Fish!

Sasha Chappell

March 30, 2018


Filed under 2018, Arts, Theatre

Looking for something to do over the weekend? The Fossil Ridge High School Theatre department is presenting Tim Burton’s Big Fish this Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31, and next Friday and Saturday, April 6 and 7 at the Performing Arts Center in Fossil. This musical describes a father who tells his ...

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