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Read about recent NCHS art and performances.

Orchestra Festival this Wednesday night

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Julia Harvey
Reporter

For the past couple of months, more than thirty orchestra students have prepared for their annual Orchestra Festival, which will be performed on Wednesday, December 16th at 7 pm.

“We do all kinds of different music, from “Purple Haze” by Jimmy Hendrix to what one would think orchestras play, like classical music,” said Orchestra Director Leo Ficks. According to Mr. Ficks, the students have been preparing for the Orchestra Festival since the beginning of the year and will only have one rehearsal with the eighth graders before the actual performance…

NCHS Concert Band performs annual festival

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Julia Harvey
Reporter

Sounds of The Nutcracker, Jersey Boys, and “Jingle Bells” filled the auditorium last night as the 7th, 8th, and high school band played at their annual band festival. The community was invited to hear the students play what they have been practicing since the beginning of the year in both classes and private lessons. The 8th graders only had one official rehearsal with the high school before their performance last night…

The case of the headless nutcracker

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This past Saturday, the cast of the New England Dance Academy’s The Nutcracker faced a headless nutcracker, broken glass, and other uncooperative props. Despite this, they finished the night safely with no falls or injuries.

Members of the audience admitting to noticing there were some difficulties. “Occasionally, it seemed a little off tempo,” said sophomore Maddy Prior. “Plus the nutcracker’s head flying off was unexpected. There was nothing so bad that it stood out though…”

Lions and tigers and bears, Oh my!

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Dorothy, Toto, and her faithful band of ‘Ozian’ friends followed the yellow brick road into the NCHS auditorium for opening night of The Wizard of Oz on Thursday.

Despite the absence of sophomore lead, Allie Potenza, the cast, crew, and orchestra pulled together to produce an outside opening performance. Stage Manager and Assistant Director senior Abigail Schwarz stepped in to play Wicked Witch of the West…

NCHS artists see the light in the new Eclipse gallery

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Attention all NCHS art aficionados: the fall art gallery “Eclipse” opened on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 6 pm.

The gallery is meant to mirror that of an actual eclipse, an intense contrast between light and dark. Students involved with the gallery got the inspiration for their theme from Peter Kingsbury’s class, which created an installation called “Moon Hut”. “Moon Hut” will be featured in the boxed-off area of the gallery and consists of videos and photography that reflect different facets of night. The rest of the pieces in the gallery deviate from the dark nature of “Moon Hut” by celebrating light.

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