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Hwang to Play Carnegie Hall

Hwang to Play Carnegie Hall

Katherine Krievs and Mr. Taylor Fletcher

May 29, 2018


Filed under Performing Arts, Showcase

Congratulations, Midlo junior Jason Hwang, who won 1st place in the Concert Artist International Competition.  This competition is open to students, age 16-18, from all nationalities and countries.  Hwang will represent Midlothian High School, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and The United States, at his p...

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...

Davis Lends Talents to Midlo Orchestra

Davis Lends Talents to Midlo Orchestra

Carrie Rowley and Caitlin Woods

March 19, 2018


Filed under Performing Arts

Midlo junior Trajan Davis is deeply involved in the Midlothian Orchestra Department. He has played the violin since fifth grade, for the past year, he has worked to learn the piano. Davis spends his free time composing his own music and sharing his songs with others. He says,  “My love for music and...

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,...

Amazing Cellist Shares His Story

Amazing Cellist Shares His Story

Merrill Livingston, Midlo Scoop Staff

March 8, 2018


Filed under A & E

Jason Hwang, a cellist in the Midlothian High School orchestra, has just come off a year in Korea, where he furthered his musical career and studied, and he continues to succeed back in Midlothian.  Jason is a part of the IB class of 2019 and is paving his way in the Midlo family. He has recently joi...

Outstanding Orchestra Students Audition for States

Outstanding Orchestra Students Audition for States

Merrill Livingston, Midlo Scoop Staff

March 1, 2018


Filed under A & E

On Saturday February 24, 2018, four amazing orchestra students traveled to James Madison University to try out for All-Virginia Orchestra. Jacob Cantor, Brianna Cantrall, Jason Hwang, and Isabella McNulty carpooled together on their way to represent Midlo. For the past few weeks, all four stud...

Orr Earns Spot on the Central Regional Orchestra

Orr Earns Spot on the Central Regional Orchestra

Alyssa Marchese and Samantha Johnson

January 29, 2018


Filed under Performing Arts

On Saturday, January 13th, 2018, Midlo freshman Samantha Orr auditioned for the Central Regional Orchestra, which will take place at Manchester High School on February 2nd and 3rd. Orr made it by placing an outstanding 9th out of the 124 cellos that auditioned. Of her effort, Orr says, “I try to put...

Making Beautiful Music

Making Beautiful Music

Merrill Livingston, Midlo Scoop Staff

December 4, 2017


Filed under Performing Arts

On November 20th, 2017, several Midlothian High school students traveled to Charlottesville High School to show their talent in the practicing orchestra. Jacob Cantor (viola) , Jason Hwang (cello) , Matthew Tignor (bassoon), and Brianna Cantrall (cello), auditioned on September 23, 2017, to gra...

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...

Rockin’ Rhythms

Rockin’ Rhythms

Merrill Livingston, Midlo Scoop Staff Writer

April 28, 2017


Filed under A & E

On Saturday April 22, 2017, Midlothian High School Orchestra ventured to Clover Hill High School for the annual CCPS Fine Arts Festival.  Mr. Justin Williams, Clover Hill High School's Orchestra teacher, asked the Trojan Orchestra to perform at the annual festival.  Students attending the CCPS Fine Ar...

Midlothian Music Department Offers Superior Performances

Midlothian Music Department Offers Superior Performances

Mr. Gordon Rawls and Jake Petrillo

March 15, 2017


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 ...

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