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Grassroots: A Growing Demand for Stringed Instruments in Forsyth County

Grassroots: A Growing Demand for Stringed Instruments in Forsyth County

Emily Stocksdale, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

“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?

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

Cynda Allen, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, School, Showcase, World

Every once and awhile, you may come across an album where an 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 participants heart. Music tends to do this in all kinds of forms. Musicians p...

Band Takes on All State

Band Takes on All State

Abby Marks, Staff Writer

May 10, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

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

North’s Indoor Drumline Travels to the Wasteland

Marissa Dintino, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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

Band Family Migrates to a New Home

Marissa Dintino, Staff Writer

December 7, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

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

Marching Band 2016: The Accomplishments and Goals

Lany Campbell, Staff Writer

December 2, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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?

Is participation in extracurricular activities linked to success?

Marissa Dintino, Staff Writer

October 11, 2016


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

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

Thunderstorms Cause Band Room to Flood Two Weeks in a Row

Lany Campbell, Staff Writer

September 7, 2016


Filed under School, Showcase

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

A New Album, A New Era

Leilani Gibbons, Staff Writer

April 15, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

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...

Raider Marching Band Earns Superior at Competition

Raider Marching Band Earns Superior at Competition

Matthew McFadden, Staff Writer

November 19, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On Saturday, October 24, the NFHS Raider Marching Band travelled to Creekview High School in Cherokee County to participate in the Creekview Classic competition.  The band performed their show, Latin Fantasy, which includes music such as “Don’t Let Me Be Understood,” “A Mis Abuelos,” “Concerto...

Latin Fantasy: 2015 Raider Marching Band

Latin Fantasy: 2015 Raider Marching Band

Marissa Dintino, Staff Writer

September 10, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

The Raider marching band has progressed greatly over the past few weeks. Many obstacles, such as construction and rain, have been a burden to them, but the group has not let it stop them. The band began to rehearse around mid-July for ten hours every day, Monday through Friday for two weeks. Although...

R5: The Beginning of a Successful Career

R5: The Beginning of a Successful Career

Lany Campbell, Staff Writer

September 8, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

R5 is a melodic pop rock ensemble that incorporates angelic harmonies and gentle acoustics to blend into a positive, upbeat melody. The drums and keyboard are audible, but not to the point that it overwhelms the overall sound quality of the piece. Instead, their parts are carefully thought out to make ...

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