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  Story, video and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Wines Elementary vocal music teacher Beth McNally thought she was simply going to an ordinary school assembly when Principal David DeYoung surprised her with some great news: She has been named the UMS/DTE Energy Fund …

Pioneer band students excel at state festival

April 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

Pioneer band students received 67  first division and  18  second division ratings in solo performance, as well as  68  first division and  eight second division ratings in ensemble performance at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra’s State Solo and Ensemble Festival  on March 19. Students prepared a solo …

The cast of “Rock of Ages!’ Photo by Myra Klarman After six booming years on the Broadway stage, Pioneer Theatre Guild will present “Rock of Ages!” this spring. The performance dates are: Friday, April 29 Saturday, April 30 Friday, May 6 Saturday, May 7 All …

The Michigan School Band & Orchestra Association’s recent District 12 Band and Orchestra Solo and Ensemble Festival held Jan. 30 at Pioneer High School resulted in many honors for PHS musicians. Band students honored Pioneer Band students received 127 first division and 34 second division …

FutureStars 2016 perform to packed house

January 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Story and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News “What just happened?” FutureStars winner Kaleb Doughten-Priska kept repeating those words Saturday night as he was congratulated by his talented competitors in the annual talent show presented by Pioneer Theatre Guild. A panel of judges selected the …

Huron Symphony Orchestra By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News It’s an honor for any high school music group to be invited to attend the annual Michigan Music Conference. This year, the Huron Music Department was asked to send four groups to the state conference to be …

Tappan Middle School Orchestra Director Joseph DeMarsh has been named an Joe DeMarsh directs a Tappan orchestra earlier this year. MSBOA (Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association) District 12 Orchestra Director of the Year for 2015. Chosen by the District 12 member directors, this award …

‘We want to educate the whole child’

April 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Scarlett Middle School music teacher Cory Bergman at the piano he says badly needs to be replaced. Photos by Jo Mathis. By Jo Mathis AAPS News Editor When Scarlett Middle School music teacher Cory Bergman sits down at the choir room piano, it’s apparent that …

Pioneer musicians honored at state festivals

April 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

Katy Ross & Kai Hoffman are among the honored Pioneer musicians. As a result of their performance at the State Solo and Ensemble Festivals on March 21, the following Pioneer Band and Orchestra students have been nominated from more than 10,000 high school students from …

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