Etched in Stone

Fossil sits as the top band in Colorado after the Regional Concert Band Festival

Fossil sits as the top band in Colorado after the Regional Concert Band Festival

Tess Allen

March 12, 2018


Filed under 2018, Arts, Band, Music

“Music is a story without words, and being able to convey that story to the audience with sounds and emotion rather than words is what really sets us apart from other ensembles” says Wind Symphony’s Haleigh Copeland. On March 7, Fossil Ridge High School’s band hosted and participated in the Regional...

Back to the Classics: The Rite way to Spring a riot

Back to the Classics: The Rite way to Spring a riot

Sasha Chappell

March 6, 2018


Filed under 2018, Back to the Classics, Music

Classical music is given the connotation of being pleasing to the ear, most likely being associated with composers such as Beethoven and Mozart. Igor Stravinsky, however, threw this connotation out of the window when he composed his ballet The Rite of Spring. Written in 1913, the ballet is best describ...

Music students represent Fossil at All State Orchestra Festival

Music students represent Fossil at All State Orchestra Festival

Kaitlyn Philavanh

February 14, 2018


Filed under 2018, Arts, Orchestra

This year, eleven students were chosen to represent Fossil Ridge High School at the 66th Colorado All State Orchestra hosted by Colorado State University. These students were part of a select group chosen out of hundreds of anonymous auditions, and placed into two orchestras: the Philharmonic Orchestr...

Back to the Classics: The Elgar Cello Concerto

Back to the Classics: The Elgar Cello Concerto

Sasha Chappell

February 12, 2018


Filed under 2018, Back to the Classics, Music

The cello was not considered a common solo instrument until several composers realized the potential it had and wrote popular concertos for the instrument. This led to many other composers writing some of the best works of music ever written. One of these works is Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto, Op. 85. ...

Why the Arts Matter

Why the Arts Matter

Kaitlyn Philavanh

February 4, 2018


Filed under 2018, Arts

The arts have and always will hold a place of importance in humanity’s worth. The defining elements of the ages have been most accurately depicted in art forms; as humanity evolves, so does our self expression. From the time our prehistoric ancestors depicted tales upon walls of rock, to the rock music ...

Discovering Other’s Academic Struggles with Music

Discovering Other’s Academic Struggles with Music

Sasha Chappell

February 2, 2018


Filed under 2018, Arts, Music

In a previous article, I wrote about my struggle in deciding between playing music and doing science. After writing that article, I was curious as to whether other seniors at Fossil Ridge High School were juggling the same problems. I talked to people from choir, orchestra, and band about their plans for...

Professional improv group spreads laughter at Fossil

Professional improv group spreads laughter at Fossil

Serena Bettis

February 2, 2018


Filed under 2018, Local, News, Ridge, Theatre

In the mood for a good laugh? Yes! And... Want to see a professional comedy show? Yes! And.. Is it nearby? Yes! And... Does it support students at my school? Yes! And?   A premium improvisation group much more skilled at the “Yes, and” game, called the Comedy Brewers, will be performing at Fos...

NoCo Honor Band offers opportunities for Sabercats

NoCo Honor Band offers opportunities for Sabercats

Sasha Chappell

January 22, 2018


Filed under 2018, Arts, Band, Music

On Saturday, January 20, 35 members of the Fossil Ridge High School band performed in the Northern Colorado Honor Band at Fort Collins High School. The Northern Colorado Honor Band hosted members from nine different schools from the Poudre School District, Thompson Valley School District, and Windsor H...

Timnath Chick-fil-a Opens

Timnath Chick-fil-a Opens

Tess Allen

January 17, 2018


Filed under 2018, Arts, Local, News, Orchestra

Chick-fil-a, Timnath’s newest fast-food restaurant, opened January 17 across from Costco on Harmony Road. Chick-fil-a is a very loved restaurant for many high school students, but with the only one in town being 20 minutes away, it is almost impossible for Fossil Ridge High School students to mak...

Music fills the PAC from Band’s collage concert

Music fills the PAC from Band’s collage concert

Jaclyn Ambrose

December 18, 2017


Filed under 2017, Band, Music

On December 11 and 12 Fossil Ridge High School’s band put on a two night collage concert, which featured a variety of small ensembles from each band. Every small ensemble had a piece chosen by their band director, either Megan Munoz or Daniel Berard; the music given to each group was meant to chal...

Cast List for Big Fish is finalized

Cast List for Big Fish is finalized

Kaitlyn Philavanh

December 16, 2017


Filed under 2017, Arts, Theatre

After a stressful week of auditions and callbacks for drama students, the final cast list for the spring musical, Big Fish, has been posted online. “Even though it was pretty stressful, there was a lot of positivity this week, and there was a lot of support between students,” says auditioner Avree...

Eleven students selected for All-State Orchestra

Eleven students selected for All-State Orchestra

Serena Bettis

December 15, 2017


Filed under 2017, Arts, Band, Music, Orchestra

Colorado’s All-State Orchestra selected eleven students from Fossil Ridge High School for their 2018 ensemble. Six orchestra students and five band students got into the orchestra; the students from the orchestra program who were accepted were the same students who were selected for the Western States...

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