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Video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor The Pioneer Symphony Band will present an All Hallows Concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19 at Schreiber Auditorium. Costumes are encouraged, and there will be trick-or-treating. Concert selections include “Phantom of the Opera,” “Mont-Blanc,” “Luther: In …

The cast photographed left to right are: Bottom row: Francisco Fiori (Ryan), Mia Galbraith (Sharpay), Seth Dyer (Troy), Greer Taylor (Gabriella), Ella Manning (Martha). Top row: Dana Steiner (Kelsi), Sam Dupree (Jack), Maya Krugman (Mrs. Darbus), Monty Granderson (Zeke), Luke Rademacher (Chad), Sanomi Croos-Dabrera (Taylor). Calling …

“When you’re playing it you want to hear what it sounds like, does it do what you’re expecting it to do? Do you have to work harder to make the same thing happen, and ultimately you know which one has the best sound overall and do the most for the music,” says Clague band teacher Jay MacArthur

Video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News In preparation for their concert later that night, the Pioneer A Cappella Choir rehearses “Ain’t No Grave Can Hold My Body Down”  while using American Sign Language. The director is Steven Lorenz.

Left to right: Elena Schroeder, Ben Nacht, Greer Taylor, Joseph Patrick Raney, and Hannah Connell prepare to sing “Songs For A New World.” Skyline Theatre will present “Songs For A New World” May 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Skyline High School’s Experimental Theatre. …

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News The weather was perfect Saturday for a picnic on the lawn of Pioneer High School while middle and high school musicians performed under the tent. The 2017 Picnic Pops—an annual tradition open to the community—was another chance for students to …

Ann Arbor’s Skyline High School Theater will  present Jim Leonard’s haunting play, “The Diviners”  on March 24, 25 and 26.     Winner of the American College Theatre Festival,  “The Diviners” is a moving story about a disturbed young boy and his relationship with a conflicted former preacher …

These Pioneer High School musicians will join the Navy Concert Band on stage to perform John Phillip Sousa’s “Washington Post March.” At right is Band Director David Leach. (Photo by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News) The United States Navy Concert Band will perform at Pioneer High …

Story and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News AAPS students take some incredible field trips, from world-class art museums, lectures, and concerts at the University of Michigan, to local sites to learn about wildlife, rocks or water. Lakewood Elementary art teacher Peggy Leonard says her …

Story, video and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Luckily for Tappan Middle School music students, Joe DeMarsh broke the vow he took 35 years ago that went something like this: “I will never ever teach again.” DeMarsh’s first teaching job was in a …

Photos and videos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor The 15th annual Pioneer Theatre Guild’s FutureStars talent competition was held Saturday night before a sold-out crowd which  cheered on dozens of AAPS student singers, dancers and musicians. More than 90 high school students from throughout …

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