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The Show Must Go On: The New Fall Musical

Nola Tuszynski, Writer May 18, 2023

On May 15th, Tara Lyons, Westby's choral music director, officially announced that the Westby High School Music Program will be putting on the musical Cinderella. Throughout history, the story of Cinderella...

Rhetts mullet swings effortlessly in the wake of his jump during a Varsity Boys Basketball game in January 2023.

Rhett’s Majestic Mullet

Jade Levendoski, Editor in Chief February 13, 2023
"My mullet is part of my personality."
Choir Director Mrs. Tara Lyons smiles excitedly before opening night of The Addams Family

Mrs. Lyons: A continued legacy of greatness

Kristal Levendoski, Entertainment Editor February 3, 2023
"Westby's going to be a continued legacy of greatness. We will continue and we will be a force. We will continue to make great music. We will never reach our peak."
Kidd Amends single Frozen Heart

KiddAmends, Westby’s Young Rocker

Kristal Levendoski, Entertainment Editor February 2, 2023
KiddAmends, also known as Brayden Calhoun (9), is Westby Highschool's very own rockstar.
The Symphonic Band rehearses together.

Christmas Concerts Review

Elizabeth Curtis, Sports Editor January 19, 2023
December featured concerts by WAHS students in the band and choir programs. On Monday, December 12, 2022, WAHS Symphonic and Wind Ensemble bands performed in the Westby Area Performing Arts Center. The following week, on Monday, Monday, December 19, 2022 the Cantante and Concert choirs got to perform in the WAPAC, directed by Mrs. Tara Lyons.
The Addams family photo. Back row: Kari Ofte (12) as Grandma, Garret Tysse (12) as Lurch, Ombeni Goss as Fester (12), Darik Moilien as It (12)
Front Row: Jade Levendoski as Wednesday (11), Ethan Pederson as Gomez (12), Montana Lindahl as Morticia (12), Lauren Nofsinger as Pugsley (12).

Full Disclosure: When You’re An Addams

Jade Levendoski, Editor in Chief November 17, 2022
Darkness, despair, and unspeakable sorrow.
Band director holds a crushed saxophone

Mr. Dahlen: ‘Music is my life’

Kristal Levendoski, Entertainment Editor November 17, 2022
"Music is my life, it's the social part of these two rooms and the safety of these rooms. I wasn't sure if I wanted to be a choir director as well, but some things pulled me and now I'm where I should be."
Three students with their instruments.

Marching Band Review

Ada Tuszynski, Music Editor November 17, 2022
Over the course of this year’s marching band season, the Westby Marching Norse continually practiced both a street routine and a halftime show to the song “Shut Up and Dance." They participated in many parades and other events this year, including the Cashton Fall Fest Parade, the Maple Leaf Oktoberfest Parade, the Homecoming Parade, and numerous football halftime shows. All events were a success, and, after the end of a productive marching season, our band performed their annual marching review concert on Monday, October 17th.
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