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Midlothian Music Department Offers Superior Performances

Midlothian Music Department Offers Superior Performances

Mr. Gordon Rawls and Jake Petrillo
March 15
Filed under A & E, Performing Arts

Congratulations to the members of the Trojan Band.  With their Superior Rating on the Saturday, March 11, State Concert Band Assessment, combined with the Superior Rating received by the Trojan Marching Band in October,  they have completed their 19th total and 3rd consecutive VBODA Commonwealth of Virginia ...

Show Your Creativity!

Show Your Creativity!

Jake Petrillo and Mrs. Marie O'Kleasky
March 10
Filed under Visual Arts

On March 15, 2017, in honor Youth Art Month, Midlo will host Creative Dress Day, sponsored by the National Art Honor Society. We would love to have as many students, faculty, administrators, and staff digging deeply into his or her creativity and joining the art department for this exciting day! We will jud...

Midlo Show Choir Serves Up Success

Midlo Show Choir Serves Up Success

March 7
Filed under A & E, Performing Arts

March 3-March 4, 2017,  Midlo Show Choir and Show Choir Band packed up their talent and competed in the Manchester Koste Classic at Manchester High School.  Both City Lights and Just For Show performed exceptionally well in their groups. Congratulations, Midlo Show Choir!   Friday, March 3rd Cit...

Artistic Talents on Display

Artistic Talents on Display

Sam Stenner, Staff Writer
March 3
Filed under Visual Arts

Several gifted Midlothian High School students have art work on display around Richmond. Please support our local talent by visiting the exhibits. The Sun Trust (919 East Main Street, Richmond) show opens March 15, typically at 6:15, and will come down on March 30. Patrons may park in the Sun Tru...

Musically Inclined

Musically Inclined

Jake Petrillo and Mr. Gordon Rawls
February 27
Filed under Performing Arts

Congratulations to bassoonist Matthew Tignor, trombonist Paul Covert, and clarinetist Ketki Morabkar for outstanding showings at the All-Virginia Band and Orchestra auditions on Saturday.  The chance to try out is an accomplishment in itself. All three scored very well, and Tignor, selected to the...

Midlo Chorus Grabs Victory in Georgia

Midlo Chorus Grabs Victory in Georgia

Dreya Fernandes, Staff Writer
February 27
Filed under A & E, Performing Arts

On Saturday, February 25, in Augusta, Georgia, Lakeside High School hosted the Georgia Vocal Invitational show choir competition. Just for Show and City Lights both traveled to Georgia on Friday afternoon to arrive early enough for a full night's sleep. The competition started early on Saturday morning ...

A Night of Stunning Stars

A Night of Stunning Stars

Merrill Livingston, Staff Writer
February 23
Filed under A & E, Showcase

On the evening of Friday, February 17, 2017, Midlo's choral groups took the stage for the annual Night of Stars. City Lights, Rhythmic Drive, Pitch Perfect, and Just For Show, accompanied by Show Choir Band, showcased their competition performances. The auditorium, filled with ecstatic students and ...

Will You Hear the People Sing?

Will You Hear the People Sing?

Emily Peachee, Managing Editor
February 23
Filed under Performing Arts

Congratulations to the new cast of Midlothian's spring prodcution of Les Miserables! Principal Characters: Jean Valjean……………………………………………………………………….……Garrett Redden Gavroche………………………………………………………………....………………Emily Peachee Cosette…………………………………………...

Jazz for the Modern Era

Jazz for the Modern Era

Sam Stenner, Staff Writer
February 23
Filed under A & E

Members of the modern jazz group BADBADNOTGOOD rose from humble beginnings performing in their college classroom to the currently standing at the forefront of modern jazz music. Their mission statement: make new jazz for the modern listener, stripping away the stigma of cosmopolitanism in modern ja...

Keys to Fine Art

Keys to Fine Art

Ellen Tucker and Sam Stenner
February 21
Filed under Showcase, Visual Arts

Congratulations to the following students who received Fine Arts Scholastic Key Awards. A number of students will have their work up for the Chesterfield County Public Schools ceremony at the Hull Street Technical Center on March 25th. The students who received Gold Key recognition will move on to compe...

A Journey to the Wild West

A Journey to the Wild West

Emily Peachee, Managing Editor
February 13
Filed under Performing Arts, Showcase

On February 9, 2017,  Midlothian’s Theater Department put on the winter production of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, co-directed by Mrs. Katherine Baugher and Emily Peachee. This production tells the story of tenderfoot Ransome Foster, powerfully portrayed by Sean Dudley, beaten and left for dead b...

Four Lovely Songs for Valentine’s Day

Four Lovely Songs for Valentine’s Day

Sam Stenner, Staff Writer
February 13
Filed under A & E

"Dream a Little Dream of Me" -Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong An absolutely beautiful song, “Dream a Little Dream of Me” by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald screams affection. It opens with a blaring horn, easily associated with this elegant song and is later accompanied by Fitzgerald...

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