The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

On January 28th, WCHS band and orchestra students share a meal together during their Miami stay. This trip provided an opportunity for students to connect and support each other out of school.

WCHS musicians orchestrate sunshine in Florida

By Bella Donato, Internal Communications Manager March 1, 2024

Palm trees swaying in the warm breeze, the sound of crashing waves, delicious meals every night and an immersion in local Miami culture. The WCHS band and orchestra experienced this on their trip to Miami,...

On January 15th, the last evening before WCHS students were to head home from Orlando, Fla., WCHS teachers spent time relaxing at the hotel arcade. Mr. Benjamin Schnapp, Mr. Kristofer Sanz and Mr. Ariel Allal played numerous arcade games and spent time having fun with their students.

WCHS band heads to Orlando to experience movie music

By Brianna Frank, Advertising and Subscriptions Manager January 31, 2023

A 16-hour-long crowded bus ride to Orlando, Florida on the morning of Jan. 12 was only the beginning of a fun-filled trip for the WCHS music program. For the first time in four years, WCHS’s music program...

Once a week, the drumline gets together to practice for their performances at pep rallies and football games.

Student Art Spotlight: Drumline

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor December 2, 2022

Keeping the tight rhythm of a musical melody while walking is hard enough. Now add in a 25 pound drum and carrier. This is what the students on drumline experience each time they perform.  Every week,...

Senior Josh DeAusen plays the drums at Rio with his own band, Time Machine Tunes. DeAusen has been in this band since December 2021 and is also in Concert and Jazz Band at WCHS.

Student Art Spotlight: Josh DeAusen

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Copy Editor February 13, 2022

While most high school kids can be found on their phones or playing sports outside of school, senior Josh DeAusen can be found in his house, playing his drum set.  DeAusen has been playing the drums...

WCHS home football games would not be complete without Pep Band cheering on our fellow Bulldogs.

Keep an eye (and ear) out for our fellow musicians

By Riley Hurr, Editor-In-Chief February 4, 2020

One of the biggest supporters at our football games. One of the biggest supporters in our musicals. One of the biggest supporters representing WCHS. Musicians.  From Pep Band, Jazz Band, Concert Band...

The Visiting Musicians club plays music for the elderly at senior citizens homes. They have been invited back to play more frequently, given that the homes love the joy that the club brings to their residents.

“Visiting Musicians” volunteer for senior citizens

By Sophie Liss, Sports Editor February 7, 2018

CHS is home to many talented music groups, ranging from choral groups such as Show-Stoppers and Voices of a Generation to the skillful band and orchestra, but the CHS Visiting Musicians add a whole new...

Students perform in the All-State Band performance in Feb. 2014.Some students are part of the CHS, All-County and All-State bands.

CHS bands represent in All-State, All-County

By Emily Wang and Balbina Yang December 22, 2015

With over 30 percent of all CHS band students involved in either All-State or All-County Band, it is no wonder that CHS has won many awards for its performing arts. Beginning practice in January and...

Band members participate in the yearly winter tradition of caroling around school during the last day before winter break.

Band caroling spreads cheer

By Emiliana Cardinale, Production Manager December 15, 2015

Right before students and staff leave for winter break, on Dec. 23, students from CHS band will spread the holiday cheer by caroling around the school during lunch and afternoon classes. The caroling...

CHS Band Performs

CHS Band Performs

By Rebekah Sklute, Circulation Manager October 14, 2015

The CHS Band featuring the Concert band, Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony hosted the Fall Concert Oct. 13th. They played music with a primary feeling of somberness and ended with exhilaration....

Seniors Band to play at After-Prom

Senior’s Band to play at After-Prom

By Danielle Kiefer, Senior Writer May 14, 2015

Every spring, CHS parents work hard to provide a safe and entertaining activity for seniors to attend post-prom. This year’s After-Prom will be held at Bowlmor, and in addition to the traditional bowling,...

CHS Band receives high honors at annual festival

CHS Band receives high honors at annual festival

By Katie Gauch, Senior Writer May 6, 2015

The CHS middle band received straight ones, the highest ranking possible, during its annual festival April 28. “Overall, our performance really displayed our hard work and dedication throughout these...

Band and orchestra concert

Band and orchestra concert

By Alissa Li, Observations Editor December 19, 2014

CHS’ Band and Orchestra held concerts in the auditorium on Dec. 9 and 11, respectively. They were held in the Auditorium. They both performed eclectic pieces, each with a diverse sound and meaning, like...

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