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Song Of The Week

Malachi Gatlin, Reporter

May 3, 2019 I picked the song Happy by Pharrell Williams because it is prom tomorrow and everyone is happy about it. Prom and after prom should be the best night of the year, so be happy and live the night up!

Lake Alden: the King George Band Taking Over the Fredericksburg Music Scene

Lake Alden: the King George Band Taking Over the Fredericksburg Music Scene

Aynsleigh Escher, Editor

January 28, 2019

The downtown Fredericksburg music scene has long focused on folk and bluegrass music, with very few artists consisting of and playing for younger generations. Recently, however, venues like Katora Coffee have started welcoming such bands, hosting open mic nights and pre-planned shows. One group, the King Geor...

International Jazz Day

International Jazz Day

Jack Adams, Reporter

May 2, 2018

April 30th was International Jazz Day, a day where all around the world people come together to celebrate the roots and rhythms of one of the most loved genre's of music. Jazz has been around for over a century, finding its roots in West African culture and African-American music traditions mixed with t...

Annual Wind Ensemble Assessment

Ava Alferez, Reporter

March 30, 2018

One of Forge's bands, Wind Ensemble, had their assessment at Massaponax High School two days ago, Wednesday 28th. The way it worked was that they played three different songs: a march song, a slow song, and their own choice of song. They are judged on a scale of 1-4 with 1 being the best and 4 being...

Jazz Band Playing at Fine Arts Festival

Ava Alferez, Reporter

March 30, 2018

Forge’s higher jazz band will be playing at the Fine Arts Festival this Sunday, April 1st (this is not a joke)! The festival will be held at Brooke Point High School and the jazz ensemble will be playing from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. A couple show choir singers will be accompanying them as well. Some...

Orchestra Concert Rescheduled

Anne Johnakin, Reporter

March 21, 2018

The orchestra concert originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 20, was rescheduled for Thursday, March 22, at 7 pm due to weather. This concert is the pre-assessment concert and will showcase all the songs ensembles will play at the competition. It will be shorter than the other concerts planned throughout...

Attention Chorus Students!

Kayliah Hunt-Kendrix, Reporter

March 14, 2018

As Choir's assessment and competitions come to an end, they will begin preparing for their annual Spring Pop Concert with this years's theme being Broadway. If you are currently in any of the Chorus ensembles, you and a group of friends are able to audition for a performance spot during the concert....

Tri-M Honor Society Reminder

Kayliah Hunt-Kendrix, Reporter

February 15, 2018

Reminder to all members of the Tri-M Honor Society to get in the hours that were due at the end of last semester and pay the dues of $15. For any further questions contact the sponsor Mrs. Perry thorough email or in the chorus room....

Upcoming Concerts For The End Of The Year

Connor Merk, Reporter

May 10, 2017

The final concerts of the year are coming up for Band, Chorus, and Orchestra. This will conclude the year for these musical groups. All of these events will be held in the auditorium.  Band Concert - May 11 at 7 p.m. It will feature performances by the Concert, Symphonic, and Wind Ensembles. Chorus...

Alex G – “Bobby” Track Review

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Gavin Thibodeau, Editor in Chief

March 13, 2017

As it so wearily happens every morning, I woke up. The sun had passed me by, coming up the sides of the distant mountains before I could soak myself in night’s last vestiges; in other words, I purposefully woke up late. Fog rolled over the bluish-green mist on Irish foothills. Remnants of last nig...

Awaken, My Love! Album Review

Awaken, My Love! Album Review

Gavin Thibodeau, Editor in Chief

December 6, 2016

Jazz’s corpse has been largely untouched for decades, but the occasional gravedigger always surfaces. Long-lived free jazz drummer Bobby Kapp and pianist Matthew Shipp conjured the entirely-improvised Cactus this year. Dr. Lonnie Smith, the Hammond B-3 P.h.D., dropped the soulful Evolution, his fi...

Battle Born Album Review

Manuel Lemus, Web Content Editor

October 24, 2012

After a long hiatus and group solo projects The Killers return with their fourth album Battle Born. Legendary producers Stuart Price, Steve Lillywhite, Damian Taylor and Brendan O'Brien, got together with their musical styles and helped the band put this album together. The Killers have been searching...

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