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Trojan Band Bursts Shows True Colors

Trojan Band Bursts Shows True Colors

ZInzi Symister and Maddie Burke

October 15, 2018


Filed under A & E, Performing Arts, Showcase

On Saturday October 13, 2018, eighteen bands from across Virginia gathered at Midlothian High School to perform at the 13th annual Showcase of the Bands, hosted by the Trojan Marching Band. Hosting the event prevented Midlo from competing against the other bands, but they performed last as an e...

Musical Groups Spring Into Summer

Musical Groups Spring Into Summer

Merrill Livingston, Midlo Scoop Staff Writer

May 30, 2018


Filed under A & E, Showcase

On Friday May 25, 2018, Midlothian choral groups and Jazz band came together to show off their talent at back-to-back second period assemblies. City Lights, Rhythmic Drive, Chamber Ensemble, Pitch Perfect, and Just For Show, accompanied by the amazing Show Choir Band, entertained the packed audie...

Mastering the Art of Musicals

Mastering the Art of Musicals

Merrill Livingston, Midlo Scoop Staff Writer

May 15, 2018


Filed under A & E

Annually, the Spring musical graces Midlo High's theatre and dazzles excited audiences. As soon as any of the musicals start, music floods the auditorium, entertaining friends, family, and faculty, who curiously await the start of the show. Each year the musicals play a different tune, but the job of...

Performing Arts Students Cruise Into Spring Break

Performing Arts Students Cruise Into Spring Break

Merrill Livingston, Midlo Scoop Staff

April 11, 2018


Filed under Performing Arts, Showcase

At midnight on March 28, 2018, Midlo's orchestra, band, color guard, and dance team, joined together to travel to the Bahamas by cruise. Students' excitement grew as Principal Shawn Abel, Mr. Gordon Rawls, and Mr. Taylor Fletcher,  loaded the charter buses ready for the fourteen hour drive to the Ja...

Midlo Earns VMEA Blue Ribbon School For Music Designation… AGAIN!

Midlo Earns VMEA Blue Ribbon School For Music Designation… AGAIN!

Maddie Burke and Mr. Gordon Rawls

March 16, 2018


Filed under A & E, Performing Arts, Showcase

Congratulations to the Midlo Music Department for being recognized as a VMEA Blue Ribbon School for music. This is the ninth time the band, chorus, and orchestra have received this honor, as well as the second year consecutively. Recently, the band, chorus, and orchestra attended a state assessment,...

Band Students Audition for All-Virginia Band

Band Students Audition for All-Virginia Band

Merrill Livingston, Midlo Scoop Staff

March 1, 2018


Filed under A & E

On February 24, 2018, both Matthew Tignor and Paul Covert had to opportunity to try out for All-Virginia Band at James Madison University. Both outstanding band students were happy to represent Midlo at the auditions. After earning a spot in Senior Regional Band, both Tignor and Covert qualified ...

Music Theory Students Give New Twist to Classic Tune

Music Theory Students Give New Twist to Classic Tune

Merrill Livingston, Midlo Scoop Staff

February 9, 2018


Filed under A & E

Mr. Gordon Rawls teaches Dual Enrollment Music Theory, during which music lovers analyze the musical nature selections and learn the history of great composers. During the 2017-2018 school year, twelve students take this class to further their passion and love of music. One task of music theory stu...

Paul Covert Continues Musical Madness

Paul Covert Continues Musical Madness

Merrill Livingston, Midlo Scoop Staff

December 5, 2017


Filed under A & E

On Monday, November 7,  2017, Paul Covert possibly changed his life forever when he auditioned at James Madison University and was accepted into the School of Music. Covert has always had a passion for music, being the lead trombonist and Drum Major of the Trojans Marching Band. Paul has played an ac...

Bands Battle for Best

Bands Battle for Best

Marisa Ruotolo, Midlo Scoop Staff

October 13, 2017


Filed under Performing Arts

Amid warm, humid weather, on October 7, 2017,  the Trojan Marching Band hosted the annual Showcase of Bands, a band competition that assembled high school marching bands from throughout the county.  As the host, Midlothian did not compete, but performed an exhibition at the end of the night. Prince...

Jazzin’ to the Beat of a Drum

Jazzin’ to the Beat of a Drum

Jake Petrillo, Staff Writer

May 25, 2017


Filed under A & E, Performing Arts

The percussion class, under the direction of Chris Thomas, truly takes on a separate entity from the rest of the music department. On Tuesday, May 16, the percussion class put on their annual showcase, consisting of three pieces, the main one being Frankenstein, by The Edgar Winter Group. Each person in the ensemble ac...

Learning Every Note, Rhythm, and Story

Learning Every Note, Rhythm, and Story

Merrill Livingston, Staff Writer

May 16, 2017


Filed under A & E, Performing Arts

As soon as the curtains open to any musical, the audience hears music but automatically searches for the actors. Most of the time, those behind the curtains, in between the props, or at the back of the stage, feel content to let the actors take the spotlight, but those behind the scenes of production...

On The Road To Musical Success

On The Road To Musical Success

Anna Chen and Mr. Gordon Rawls

January 27, 2017


Filed under Performing Arts

Congratulations to the six Midlo students chosen to participate in the 2017 Chesterfield All-County Symphonic Band. The students had the honor of working with guest conductor, Daren Kirsh, the Director of Bands at Grafton High School. 2017 Chesterfield All-County Symphonic Band Ketki Morabkar  M...

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