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Drumline performed at Denmark High School on Feb 20.
Photo By: GIPA Percussion

2021 NFHS Indoor Drumline Theme “A Day In The Office”

Imogene Ragan, Staff Writer February 22, 2021

Every year North Forsyth High School’s indoor drumline competes at the state and national level through performance and shows. This year, the drumline is performing a show with the theme “A Day In...

A photo of the performance of the Concert Band. Photo provided by the NFHS Concert Band Holiday Concert livestream.

NFHS Band Performs Their Holiday Concert

Steven Gresham, Staff Writer December 15, 2020

On Tuesday night, Dec. 8, North Forsyth High School Concert, Symphonic and Wind Ensemble bands performed their Winter Concert in the Performing Arts Center. The concert was streamed live to YouTube for...

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

Raider Marching Band Dominates in First Competition of the Season

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...

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.)

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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

Twenty One Pilots Newest Album: Will You Follow The 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...

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.

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...

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.

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,...

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.

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...

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).

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...

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

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...

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