Monday, October 31, 2011
High School bands from Seckman and Lindbergh also participated in the event.
Years from now, thousands of people will say they were there as the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals were feted along the downtown parade route Sunday. But not many will be able to say they marched alongside the best team in baseball in front of the crowd. The marching band at Pattonville High School will rightly be able to lay claim to the honor. The Pirates were chosen, along with the bands from Seckman and Lindbergh High School. "It's such a great honor for our students to be a part of an event of this magnitude," said Band Director Denny McFarland in a news release prior to the event. "This is something they will remember for the rest of their lives.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Is theater important for students today? Was it important for you? Should it be stressed in high school? More than 120 students around the region learned about how to do theater criticism for the 29 shows they'll review this school year.
Everyone's a critic? Well, for 120 students from high schools throughout St. Louis and St. Charles counties, they're not officially critics until they've gotten their training from The Cappies, the national student theater critics program. Students from 15 area high schools converged on Rockwood Summit High School over the weekend for a morning of training in how to write reviews, the rules of The Cappies program and tips on theater etiquette. Patch tagged along to find out why some of the aspiring scribes think theater is important in their lives, their schools and the world. Check the photo captions to see what students from around the region answered. Do you agree? Offer your replies in the comments below. Was theater important to you …
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Here's a look at this week's top stories from around the St. Louis area.
Did you miss your Patch-fix last week? Not to worry! You can still check out headlines from last week with the Aug. 5 PatchCast for St. Louis and St. Charles counties: