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NFHS Drumline Travels to Ohio for World Finals

NFHS Drumline Travels to Ohio for World Finals

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”

Bring Me the Horizon Drops New Record, “Amo”

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

Grassroots: A Growing Demand for Stringed Instruments in Forsyth County

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?

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

Cynda Allen, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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