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Holiday Choir Concert

Holiday Choir Concert

Ella McCook, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018


Filed under Local, Music, News, School, Showcase

On December 11th, North Forsyth High School’s choir program hosted their annual holiday concert at Cumming First United Methodist Church. The 2018 Holiday Choir Concert will showcase all four NFHS ensembles. From Chamber Choir to Cantamus to Raider Chorale to Acapella Club, the audience had the oppo...

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...

Behind the Scenes: NFHS Raider Choir

Behind the Scenes: NFHS Raider Choir

Ella McCook, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

The NFHS mixed choir, called Chamber, and women's choir, called Cantamus, will be putting on their first concert of the 2018-2019 school year on October 16 at Cumming First United Methodist Church. The concert will feature alumni from previous years as the current choir works to learn songs previously...

To My Friend

To My Friend

Lany Campbell, Staff Writer

December 21, 2017


Filed under Literature, Showcase

I can see the pain written on the canvas of your heart.  Believe me when I say I have tried to understand what has happened, but  I won’t pretend to know what you have been through.  I just wish it was me and not you. Please know I wish it was me and not you. Everyone deserves moments of peace where th...

Anna Grace Brown: An Oboe Wizard

Anna Grace Brown: An Oboe Wizard

Abby Marks, Staff Writer

May 19, 2017


Filed under Features

North Forsyth’s halls are sprinkled with incredibly talented actors, singers, mathematicians, musicians and many more. One of these gifted musicians is senior Anna Grace Brown, one of three oboists here at North.   She started playing the oboe in sixth grade at North Forsyth Middle School...

Solange is Better Than Beyoncé

Solange is Better Than Beyoncé

Noah Smith, Opinion Editor

May 15, 2017


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Beyoncé Knowles needs literally no introduction, as you already know exactly who she is. The world loves her and acknowledges her voice as the definitive one of this generation. She has ascended popular culture and is not even on the same plane as any other modern celebrity. Her performances are...

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...

Justin Moore and Lee Brice Take On the Fox Theater

Justin Moore and Lee Brice Take On the Fox Theater

Hailey Yarbrough, Editor- in- Chief

May 9, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Country artists Justin Moore and Lee Brice put on an outstanding concert on Jan. 21 at the Fox Theater in Atlanta. Country music fans arrived to the Fox from all areas of the Southeast to listen to the recent top country hits by Justin Moore. William Michael Morgan opened for the two artists as an upcoming...

A Neo-Soul Trip into Wonderland: A Review of Childish Gambino’s New Project

A Neo-Soul Trip into Wonderland: A Review of Childish Gambino’s New Project

Noah Smith, Opinion Editor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Donald Glover, or “Childish Gambino” (his stage name), has left an indelible mark on popular culture in the past few years. He is not only a musician, but is also a very well-known comedian who was formerly on the massively popular TV show “Community”. This year, however, seems to have been his...

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...

Home of the Strange Tour: The Beginning

Home of the Strange Tour: The Beginning

Lany Campbell, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

In the Spring of 2017, Grouplove will be opening for Young the Giant on the release of their new album Home of the Strange, but first, here is a little background on them. Young the Giant was previously known as The Jakes and formed officially in 209. The band consists of Sameer Gadhia on vocals,...

Playlist: The Leaves Are Changing

Playlist: The Leaves Are Changing

Holley Murray, Staff Writer

December 19, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

The temperatures have only recently settled into normal frigid November ranges, but one thing is cool throughout the year - music. As summer very slowly fades into autumn, song style choices seem to shift as well. Music is seasonal; the warm weather trend of upbeat pop music is slipping off of playlists...

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