Category Archives: Choir

Select Choir 2014

By Harmony Slankard. With many hours of preparation, resting voices, drinking water, and getting a lot of sleep, students at Mesa were ready to audition and perform in front of Ms. Browning last fall to try to get a slot

Music Education hits all the right notes

By Sydney Stegeman. In our society, taxes are rising, school budgets are lowering and parents don’t have enough money for electives. I find that schools are always trying to find creative ways to pay salaries and satisfy their students needs.

Willy Wonka Jr. Backstage and Performance

By Ally Langdon and Mckenna Walter. During four nights of singing, acting, and dancing, the cast and crew of “Willy Wonka Jr.” did outstanding performances. “This was definitely the most technically difficult play the Black and Gold Theatre has done,”

Mesa’s Select Choir

By Kristen Beasley. Come one come all to Mesa’s select choir. Ms. Browning started this audition-only choir that meets on Wednesdays from 2:50 to 4:00. Ms. Browning said she started the choir “because there is so much talent at Mesa,

Bon Voyage, Mr. Newland

By Molly Wagner and Heaven Thomas. It was a normal exciting day at Mesa Middle School, until we got the terrible news… Mr. Newland, the choir teacher, is leaving Mesa. “There were many factors in my difficult decision to leave

Fall Choir Concert

By Lily Mason. The Fall Choir Concert at MMS on Oct.13,2012 “Was a full house and an amazing concert,” said Mr. Newland. The choir sang songs like Bonse Aba, Two Studry Oaks, Fair Phillis, The Ballad of Sweeney Todd and

Choir practices for upcoming concert

By Grace Shalz & Megan Liestman. The Mesa Middle Choir Students are very excited for the upcoming concert, but are they prepared? We talked to their teacher, Mr. Newland to see if he thinks they’re ready. Mr. Newland is absolutely