Middle school students prepare for band future

April 2, 2012

By Sarah Gervais Staff Writer     Feet tapped and hands clapped for the annual middle school band concert featuring the wind ensemble from both Lincoln and South Middle School. Members of Prospect High School’s  were also helping the rookies by leading the performance in center stage. The lead dir...

Concerto/Aria competition brings out solos

January 24, 2012

By Brian Park Staff Writer  Making music has been with senior concertmaster Jillian Economy almost all her life. Ever since she started playing the violin at age three, her practicing and effort led to who she is today. She looks forward to further her success as a musician by choosing to audition ...

Diversity, innovation, to play role in KOC

October 8, 2011

By Tim Angerame  Entertainment Editor Prospect's Marching Band will be hosting the 16 annual Knight of Champions on Saturday, October 8. The contest will consist of 24 bands throughout the state of Illinois and one band from Ireland. The first band enlisted in the contest will play at 2:30 and Pros...

PMK victorious at Chicagoland Marching Band Festival

September 30, 2011

By Miranda Holloway Executive Online Editor Performing on brand new astro turf the Prospect Marching Knights, or PMK, continued their season by taking the Grand Champion title at the 44 annual Chicagoland Marching Band Festival held and Wheeling High School this past weekend. Performing this year's show,...

Prospect’s symphonic band plays at Superstate

May 23, 2011

By Tim Angerame Entertainment Editor Prospect’s symphonic band went to the Superstate Concert Band Festival in Champaign.  Invitations to play at Superstate are very exclusive and given only to exceptional bands. “The honor is being accepted, even,” said Director Chris Barnum in his opening statement at ...

Jazz concludes successful season

March 11, 2011

By Maddie Conway Executive News Editor According to Fine & Performing Arts Coordinator Patrick O'Connor, this year was an especially successful one for Prospect Jazz — one of the best. Of the different jazz bands at Prospect — Jazz Ensemble I, Jazz Ensemble II and Combo, each of which include ...

Music department to host winter concert

December 5, 2009

By Katie Ritchie Editor-in-Chief While most radio stations don't start playing Christmas music until after Thanksgiving, the choir department has been busy practicing their music for the upcoming winter concert since their fall concert in October. The winter concert, which will be held this Sunday, Dec....

"Unplugged" an undeniable hit

November 5, 2009

    They are the freakishly talented. Which would mean nothing if they weren't also fiercely devoted to their craft. Yes, the students of Prospect who audition and are accepted to participate in each year's Variety Show are a talented bunch.      I remember the summer before freshman year, ...

Prospect Marching Knights host Knight of Champions competition

October 4, 2009

By Tallyn Owens Staff Writer The Prospect Marching Knights (PMK) held the 14th annual Knight of Champions Marching Band Competition this Saturday at Prospect. Despite the rain, competing classes A and AA, the smaller-sized bands, performed outdoors. However, the class AAA competition, containing the largest ba...

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