Orchestra meets famous violinist Joshua Bell

MeiMei Xu, Arts Writer

October 31, 2016

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Westminster’s Chamber Orchestra had a rare opportunity to meet the world-class violinist Joshua Bell on Sept. 15. The class attended a rehearsal of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s season opening concert featuring Bell as...

Faculty exhibit showcases summer artwork

MeiMei Xu, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016

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For the visual arts faculty, this summer meant painting, building, photographing, and experimenting with new ideas. The Faculty Art Show in Broyles showcased the works that the art teachers produced this summer. The show ran from...

Creating Communities explores impact of art in Atlanta

Sarah Elizabeth Payne, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016

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Westminster’s Creating Communities program has, for 3 years now, provided an opportunity for students to expand their knowledge of art in public spaces in our own community, and in others across the country. The program – le...

Jazz band gives students a chance to hone jazz skills

Charlie Benedict, Staff Writer

May 13, 2016

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The harmonious sound of jazz instruments reverberates throughout the halls in Broyles. The source of the music? The jazz band. The jazz band has played at Westminster since 1976. The current jazz band instructor is the band dir...

High Museum showcases local high school art

Jehan Ramji, Staff Writer

May 13, 2016

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Pre-first through 12th grade students were featured in the fifth annual art exhibit at the High Museum. The exhibition opened on March 15 and closed on April 17, with a reception for the artists and their families on April 10. ...

AP Art Show provides annual showcase for students’ work

Simran Patel, Staff Writer

May 13, 2016

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Once a year, the AP Art Show fills Broyles with students’ art from their years in high school. Its purpose is primarily to showcase the senior class’s art, but, there are a few juniors who get to be a part of the show. St...

A farewell to the band and orchestra seniors

Jaclyn Mule, Staff Writer

May 13, 2016

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As the school year draws to a close, the Wind Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra seek to honor and recognize their seniors. “We formed a bond with the seniors,” said sophomore Will Schramm. “During band, we got to know seniors wh...

Symphony concert to showcase band, orchestra

Aveed Matinfar, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016

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At 7:00 pm in McCain Chapel on March 1, the Upper School symphony orchestra will host a concert. The concert will include performances by the third grade Allegro orchestra, fourth and fifth grade Presto orchestra, Middle School...

The Oxbow School inspires, captures art students’ interests

Simran Patel, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016

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Each year, along with the many foreign exchange programs offered to the Upper School, students particularly interested in visual art are able to apply to the Oxbow School. A single semester art school for juniors and seniors l...

StageCats attend Georgia Thescon, compete for awards

Katie Greene, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016

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From Feb. 4 to 6, the Westminster Players attended Thescon, the Georgia Thespian Conference based in Columbus, attended by theater troupes from all over the state. At the convention, students were able to watch shows, attend classe...

Students create violins and art

Katie Greene, Staff Writer

January 29, 2016

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A new JanTerm course this year, “The Art and Science of Violin Making,” centered on teaching students the process of making a violin along with allowing them to explore the science involved in music. At the end of the course...

Community time serves as outlet for teaching vital life skills

Jehan Ramji, Staff Writer

January 29, 2016

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As a new addition to JanTerm, activities have been set up during community time that teach students life skills that they would not normally learn during the school year. Not only is this an opportunity for students to obtain new...

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