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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 …

  Skyline High School presents William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy of dark ambition, Macbeth, in the Skyline High School Auditorium on March 26, 27, and 28 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are available now at www.showtix4u.com for $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for students and seniors.  Tickets will also be available …

Oby Ugwuegbu, Nylise Jones and Pamela Quintana-Salazar Community High School students honored the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. through poetry, prose and dance during the school’s annual MLK assembly at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church last week. CHS Dean Marci Tuzinsky said it’s important to …

Pioneer Theatre Guild presents Guys and Dolls

November 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

Coming this weekend and next: Another smash hit from the Pioneer Theatre Guild. Don’t miss “Guys and Dolls,” often considered the gold standard for musical theater. Tickets are $10 for students, 65+ seniors and PHS Staff; $15 for adults. Performance Dates: Saturday, Nov. 8, 7:30 …

  The Foundation for Music Education’s “Mark of Excellence/National Wind Band Honors project has announced that the 2013-14 Pioneer Symphony Band received “National Winner” status in the “New Music” category and “Commended Winner” Status (in the AAAA Classification). There were 224 entries from 35 states. …

Thanks to a partnership with the University of Michigan School of Music, Theater and Dance and the School of Social Work, along with U-M’s innovative “Third Century Initiative” Grants, an El Sistema music program is being piloted at Mitchell Elementary.

High School Nation bus tour stops at Pioneer

October 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

The High School Nation bus tour stopped at Pioneer High School on Oct. 2, delivering opportunities for students to interact with music — and a large donation.

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