The Raider Wire

Raider Marching Band Dominates in First Competition of the Season

Band officers celebrate as they find out their percussion won first place overall. Photo by: Wolverine Classic photo staff.

Abby Marks, Editor-in-Chief

October 14, 2019

The Raider Marching Band received all superior ratings after their performance at the 2019 Wolverine Classic, earning them first place in their class in every category, second place band overall, third place drum major overall, third place guard overall, and first place percussion overall.  The ba...

NFHS Drumline Travels to Ohio for World Finals

The NFHS percussion group went to Dayton, Ohio on April 9 for the WGI Percussion World Championships. They are dressed in Hawaiian attire to support their theme, “A Taste of Summer.” (Picture is from Andrea Escobar.)

Cynda Allen, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019

On April 9, 2019, North Forsyth High School’s Drumline traveled to Dayton, Ohio, for the WGI Percussion World Championships. They left the high school at 3 p.m. that afternoon to embark on an eight-hour bus ride. Drumline students shared bittersweet ‘nervous-but-excited’ emotions, but were overall pump...

Bring Me the Horizon Drops New Record, “Amo”

English rock band Bring Me the Horizon has delivered their new album “Amo” to the public this past month. The record rocketed sky-high and has proven to be very successful, topping British charts.

Cynda Allen, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

British rock band Bring Me the Horizon has finally released their sixth in-studio album, “Amo.” The record dropped on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, with a total of 13 tracks on it. The quintet has completely reinvented their music, veering further from their metalcore roots to a more fresh, upbeat, pop-rock, ...

Grassroots: A Growing Demand for Stringed Instruments in Forsyth County

Nearly every high school in Forsyth County now has an orchestra program, allowing students to learn how to play stringed instruments such as the violin. The recent trend of creating orchestra programs in schools is a direct result of a grassroots movement, in which people in the community pushed for greater emphasis on strings in addition to other musical instruments.

Emily Stocksdale, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2018

“Grassroots” is a term used to describe a movement which starts from the ground--with ordinary citizens and people banding together to work toward a common interest--and works its way up until change is affected upon the entire community, or even upon society itself. In Forsyth County, the people h...

Twenty One Pilots Newest Album: Will You Follow The Trench?

Local Raiders Andrea Escobar, Cynda Allen (myself), Emily Prior, and Jewel Reynolds are showing their love and support for Twenty One Pilots and their newest album “Trench

Cynda Allen, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

Every once and awhile, one may come across an album where the artist beautifully crafts lyrics so they can bleed out some sort of emotion. Hearing these melodies packaged together resonates within the soul, gaining a valuable place in the participant's heart. Music tends to do this in all kinds of forms. Musicians p...

Band Takes on All State

Freshman David Cain auditioned for All State for the second time this year. He has made All State once before and is excited to attend this year.

Abby Marks, Staff Writer

May 10, 2017

On Jan. 14, 23 of the NFHS band members traveled all the way to Houston County, Georgia to audition for the All State band. However, not just any band member could attend the audition. In December, students had to audition at the district-wide level, and all who passed that audition with a certain score...

North’s Indoor Drumline Travels to the Wasteland

In the image above, North Forsyth High School’s Indoor Drumline is practicing drill for their first performance in February. The drumline will be performing their show, Wasteland, in North’s newest gym in exhibition.

Marissa Dintino, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017

This winter, North Forsyth High School’s Indoor Drumline will perform a show called Wasteland. Most of the music that will be played while the drumline marches is based off the soundtrack for the movie, Mad Max, which includes several intense pieces and rhythms. In the past, North Forsyth took a hi...

Band Family Migrates to a New Home

Depicted above is the main room for classes in the new band room, which is used for full ensemble, guitar class, percussion classes, and several other purposes. Compared to the space of the old band room, this is a major upgrade, and many more band items can be stored here.

Marissa Dintino, Staff Writer

December 7, 2016

On Tuesday, Oct. 11, the original band room was overtaken by a brand new one located between the cafeteria and the 300 hallway. Students who have a class in the old band room are now located where the old cafeteria used to be. The main purpose of getting a new band room was for space, as items were often...

Marching Band 2016: The Accomplishments and Goals

The photo is of the officers after the band placed an overall ‘Excellent” ranking at the Collins Hill competition. Depicted in the photo is: Dory Owen (bottom left), Janie Milwood, Drey Woodson, Steven Burden, Marissa Dintino, Elizabeth Dollar, Daniella Hernandez, Anna Grace Brown, Mathew McFadden (top left), Johnathan Buwalda, Bailey Kenzivich, Mikayla Eardhart, Luke Fizone, and Steven Kemp (top right).

Lany Campbell, Staff Writer

December 2, 2016

The North Forsyth marching band has participated in two competitions this season and scored relatively well in both. The first competition was in Hartwell, Georgia where the entire band, guard, percussion and drum major all scored superiors, whereas the following competition as Collins Hill placed the...

Is participation in extracurricular activities linked to success?

Lany Campbell, Ramya Raja, and Grace Wood strike a pose to represent students that participate in extracurricular activities versus people who do not.

Marissa Dintino, Staff Writer

October 11, 2016

Often, a person’s ability to succeed is judged based upon the amount of extracurriculars they participate in. Those who are not involved in activities outside of school are often shamed and stereotypically thought to be less successful in life. These views have become a natural thought for many, and...

Thunderstorms Cause Band Room to Flood Two Weeks in a Row

Here is an image of the lower level after the rainstorm hit the high school. The photo was taken by Marissa Dintino who was on the scene when the event happened.

Lany Campbell, Staff Writer

September 7, 2016

On August 26 the band room flooded during the John’s Creek pep band game. The game was held at a two-hour delay due to a lightening threat, and the band did not return to campus until after midnight. Once the band arrived at the school, they entered the building to find the majority of the upstairs...

A New Album, A New Era

The 1975’s vinyl of their new album, I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It, displayed in Urban Outfitters.

Leilani Gibbons, Staff Writer

April 15, 2016

It has been 3 years since the 1975 released their debut, self titled album in August of 2013 and they recently released their new album, I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It on February 26th, 2015. Since their debut album, the band has grown exponentially in populari...

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