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Band students participate in two events

A list of all of the band students who received a ranking of one or two at the state solo and small ensemble festival.

Jack Hiegel, Staff reporter

May 5, 2016

With the end of the year approaching, band is winding down. However, over the past week, various FHC bands, led by Band Director Nathan Griffin, have performed at two extremely important events. These are the FHC Night of Percussion and the state solo and small ensemble festival. The first of these, the ...

Jazz bands get festive

Jazz ensemble students, including junior Vivian Scott (right, standing), practice a piece.

Jack Hiegel, Staff Reporter

April 14, 2016

In one of their first events since coming back from spring break, the jazz band and jazz ensemble, led by Band Director Nathan Griffin, attended the Lindenwood Jazz Festival on Saturday, Apr. 9. According to Mr. Griffin, the jazz festival was an event for band students to show off their own skills and ...

Band students go solo

Band students, including senior Jared Tredway (second row, on right), practice during class.

Jack Hiegel, Staff Reporter

March 15, 2016

After months of working together with their fellow bandmates to perform their pieces, several members from the various bands split up to perform alone or in small groups at the district solo and small ensemble festival on Saturday, Mar. 5. According to Band Director Nathan Griffin, the festival, which ...

Jazz bands gather for night of music

Jazz ensemble students practice their new pieces.

Jack Hiegel, Staff reporter

February 25, 2016

On Thursday, Feb. 18, the jazz band and jazz ensemble, led by Band Director Nathan Griffin, performed here at Francis Howell Central. They weren’t alone as they were joined by the jazz bands from Francis Howell and Francis Howell North in the annual District Night of Jazz. This event, which, a...

Jazz ensemble performs well at conference

The jazz ensemble performs during a rehearsal performance for students during sixth hour on Jan. 26. The next day, the ensemble would perform at the Missouri Music Educators Association Conference.

Jack Hiegel, Staff reporter

February 5, 2016

After months of preparation, several student bands from all over Missouri came together and played at the 2016 Missouri Music Educators Association Conference. Among them was FHC’s jazz ensemble headed by Band Director Nathan Griffin. The band travelled to the conference on Wednesday, Jan. 27. While ...

Jazz ensemble prepares for conference

Band students relax at their banquet earlier this month.

Jack Hiegel, Staff Reporter

January 21, 2016

With school back in session, the various school bands are also getting back into the swing of things. While most of the bands are just going back to routine procedures, the jazz ensemble, led by Band Director Nathan Griffin are preparing for the 2016 Missouri Music Educators Association Conference at t...

Two band students make it close to All-State Band

The Missouri Bandmasters Association sponsors and runs the All-State Band.

Jack Hiegel, Staff reporter

December 14, 2015

One of the highest honors for high school band students in Missouri is to make it into the Missouri All-State Band, a prestigious group made up of more than 100 of the finest band students in the state. While none of FHC’s band students actually made it into the All-State Band, two of them, senior Steve...

Band prepares for winter concert

Band members instruments lie on the floor on Wednesday, Dec. 9 before the performances of the wind ensemble, concert band and symphonic band.

Jack Hiegel, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2015

As the leaves begin to fall and the temperatures drop, everyone is getting ready for winter break and the holidays. However, Band Director Nathan Griffin and the band are also getting ready for their winter concert. The concert, which takes place in the FHC Auditorium, is split between Dec. 9 and Dec. 10,...

Cross country season finishes up

Senior Devin Hatten speeds towards the finish line.

Jack Hiegel, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2015

The long jog to the finish line is over for the cross country team as junior Zach Painter and senior Devin Hatten both ran their final race of the season at the Class Four Sectional Two meet in Warrenton on Saturday, Oct. 31. Painter and Hatten were both unable to qualify for state meets with Paint...

Runners perform well at districts

Junior Zach Painter paces himself at the McNair Park run.

Jack Hiegel, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2015

After months of hard work and determination, junior Zach Painter and senior Devin Hatten performed well enough at the Class Four District Four meet to advance to sectionals. For the rest of the team, who failed to qualify for sectionals, the cross country season is over. At the district meet in Mc...

Spartan runners prepare for districts

Spartan runners prepare for districts

Jack Hiegel, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2015

With the end of the cross country season on the way, the cross country team is hard at work in preparing themselves for upcoming meets and districts. In doing so, they have placed well at their latest meets at the Paul Enke Invitational in Sioux Passage on Sept. 19 and the Warrenton Invitational on ...

Spartans continue to succeed in cross country

Spartans continue to succeed in cross country

Jack Hiegel, Staff Reporter

September 16, 2015

Over a month has passed since the school year started, and in that time, the cross country team has managed to perform extremely well during the first half of their regular season. This includes receiving high marks at their two latest meets at the Fort Zumwalt North Invitational on Sept. 5 and the Forest Park...

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