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West High Orchestra Halloween concert

West High Orchestras performed and celebrated the fall season with the Northwest Junior High Orchestras.
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Director Jonathon Welch leads Concert Strings during the Halloween Concert.

West High Orchestras had their annual Halloween concert on Oct. 27 in the Arganbright Auditorium and were joined by the Northwest Junior High Orchestras. The concert kicked off with the seventh grade orchestra playing “Tango Trocadero” and “Metallurgy” with the B group playing “Rosin Eating Zombies from Outer Space”. Following that, the eighth grade Orchestra performed “Sparks!” and “Skeleton Waltz”. 

Then, Concert and Philharmonic Strings combined to play “Perpetual Fiddle Motion”, “Monster Mambo”, “Danse Infernale” and ended with “Ghosts of Bohemia”. Finally, Symphony Strings played “Dances of Transylvania ”, “Ghosts of Brandenberg”, “Waltz No.2” from Suite for Variety Stage Orchestra and “The Lost Relic”. To end the night, Symphony Strings and the eighth grade Orchestra played “Monster Mash”, featuring Andreas Warren ’24 as the Mad Scientist. 

Lydia Evans ’26 talks describes how her first concert as a member of Symphony Strings went. 

“I personally thought it went really well. I had a lot of fun while I was playing. I think Mr. Welch had fun going into it,” said Evans. “I wasn’t nervous at all because everyone was in Halloween costumes and the atmosphere with the eighth graders and the freshmen was really exciting.”

The West High Orchestras will perform with the West High Choirs at their annual Choral Orchestral Concert Dec. 14.

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Mrudani Ramkumar
Mrudani Ramkumar, Print News Editor
(she/her) Mrudani Ramkumar is a junior at West High and this is her second year on staff. Mrudani's the News Editor for the print edition. Outside the newsroom, she's part of the tennis team and plays the violin. In her free time, she likes to read and spend time with her friends.
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Gianna Liu, Print Sports and Photo Editor
(she/her) Gianna is a Junior and is starting her second year on staff! She is the Photo and Sports Editor this year for print, which is exactly what she loves to do: photography and volleyball! When she isn't doing those or writing, you will catch her binge-watching K-dramas, reading (fiction), biking or perfecting her skin-care routine.
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