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Marching Band Tryouts Drum Up Interest

Marching Band Tryouts Drum Up Interest

Daniel Alston, News Editor
May 4, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Marching Band tryouts run through this week, including tryouts for drumline. Spots are limited as many previous participants audition again each year. Todd Manson, band director, stated, “This year, a lot of veterans are returning.” New vacancies are left, 11 spots total are available, but competition...

Students March Into a New Season

Madelyn Beacham
April 30, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Thursday, April 30, concluded the annual Marching Mustangs tryout after four days of intense preparation, strenuous training, and lots of sweating to get the band ready for next year's show stopper. Rising 9th through 12th graders put on their tennis shoes and went outside this week in order to get...

Vans Care for Art

Vans Care for Art

Jeff Pope, Staff Writer
April 28, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The art class of Ola High School was able to compete in a nation wide contest that was funded to raise money for the arts. The contest was called Vans Custom Culture.  In the nation, 91,400 students were involved and 5,082 high schools.  The students that participated in it were Mattison Mersereau,...

Talent Funds Choir

Talent Funds Choir

Salina Patel, Staff Writer
April 16, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

On Tuesday, April 14, the Ola High School Chorus presented the annual talent show in the cafeteria to raise money for their program. Because of the very selective audition process held by the choir and Mindy Martin, choir director, the acts were highly refined and professional. The partic...

Is The Dogwood Festival Worth a Day?

Is The Dogwood Festival Worth a Day?

Sav Simpson, Staff Writer
April 15, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Photo Gallery

The 79th Annual Dogwood Festival was held on the green grasses of Piedmont Park this past weekend, April 10-12 which included different cultural representatives to theme park attractions. People played volleyball in the "active oval" center and walked around looking at beautiful pieces of art. ...

Band Performs Flawlessly at LGPE

Band Performs Flawlessly at LGPE

Jeff Pope, Staff Writer
March 31, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

On Thursday, March 19th, the band went to the Henry County Performing Arts Center and participated in Large Group Performance Evaluation. The band entered this event as two different bands.  Wind Symphony was one band, and the other one was Symphonic Band. The Wind Symphony went into this event read...

Talent Show Set to Showcase

Talent Show Set to Showcase

Salina Patel, Staff Writer
March 31, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

On April 14, Ola’s choral department will be hosting the annual talent show to allow students to showcase their talents. The show was postponed from its fall date to in the spring because of the lack of participation, but chorus members are hopeful that that will not be the case this time. “I...

Cast Prepares for an Exhausting Week

Cast Prepares for an Exhausting Week

Daniel Alston, News Editor
March 20, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Monday, March 23, marks the beginning of an intensive week of preparation for this year’s musical, Les Miserables. The week, affectionately dubbed by cast members and tech crew alike as “Hell Week,” is meant for finalizing finer details of the show before it goes on. All individuals participating in the...

Singing Their Way to Perfection

Jeff Pope, Staff Writer
March 18, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

On Thursday, March 12th, the chorus went to First Baptist Church of Griffin and participated in Large Group Performance Evaluation. The chorus was divided up into two different choirs.  The fifth period class was one choir and they were entered in performance evaluation as a class A ch...

Ola Bands Preview LGPE Concert

Madelyn Beacham, Features Editor
March 5, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Both middle school and high school bands of Ola gathered in the high school gym to perform in preparation for LGPE this month. Band teachers from across Georgia were invited to the concert to judge the bands based on LGPE (Large Group Performance Evaluation) criteria such as accuracy in rhythm, in...