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Trumpet Player Selected for Statewide Touring Revue

By Grace Peplinski, Current Staff

While most kids will be spending their summer hanging out with friends, one West Bend trumpet player will be touring with a distinguished music group. Continue reading

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Music Department Surprised by Budget Changes

Officials say teachers should continue their programs as planned

By Samantha Dietel, Editor in Chief

By the time orchestra director Seth Matuszak learned what his budget was for the year, it was nearly spent. Continue reading


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Keeping the Beat for the Packers and the Bucks

By Lily Mottet, Current Staff

Thomas Agre never thought he would cheer on the Milwaukee Bucks and Green Bay Packers from the band section of nearly every game. Continue reading

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The Polka Natural

By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief

Few people can say they have discovered their true passion in life at the ripe age of six, yet Joe Heger can.

Heger, a West Bend East High School senior, has been a musician since he was a six-year-old. He began by experimenting with the piano, but then found a new companion with the accordion. From there, his passion for music took off. Today he can play the piano, accordion, trumpet, bass guitar, drums, and, most recently, the concertina. All of this started when Heger became infatuated by none other than polka music. Continue reading

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Come for No Nonsense, Stay for Coffee

Student band will perform at the Hub’s ribbon cutting ceremony

By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief

No Nonsense is making its big break into the community.

The band will help kick off the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Hub Thursday at noon. The Hub is a coffee shop opened by the Washington County Volunteer Center on Water Street in West Bend. There have been several soft openings, and a weekend-long Grand Opening will begin May 17. The ribbon cutting marks the beginning of regular business hours. Continue reading

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Teaching History Through Music

Music scholar visited WBHS to talk about Jewish traditions

By Caitlin Marsch, Current Staff

One way to study the Holocaust is by using your ears.

Amanda Ruppenthal Stein, a doctoral candidate in musicology at Northwestern University, visited band students at the West Bend High Schools Feb. 26 to deliver a presentation about Jewish music. Her presentation was part of the ongoing WBHS project to integrate the art, music, culinary and social studies departments for a Holocaust memorial taking place in April. All three band classes are playing pieces either by a Jewish composer or regarding the Holocaust. Continue reading

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‘Keep the Crowd Rocking’: West Bend Bands Bring the Rock and Jazz

By Rachel Gergetz, Current Staff

The No Nonsense Brass Band thinks its new song will wow the crowd Wednesday at the third annual Rock & Jazz Fest. Continue reading

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Band Newsletter for Decemeber

Attention all!  The WBHS Bands Newsletter for December is out and has lots of important information including upcoming events, past reviews of events, future trips (to England!), and much, much more.  Check out the link below.

Band Newsletter December 12

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East has Enthusiasm!

By: Jenise Fehring

Wow, what a Homecoming Week!  There was lots to do and see, including the pep rally.  A pep rally is an event we use to get ready for the Homecoming game and build school spirit!  We recognized the Fall sports teams and their coaches, as we do each year.  This year, someone won a prize for being excellent; it was part of the new Compass Card Program here at West Bend.  We also got to hear and see some of the band members play a musical selection, and watch the WBE Girls’ Dance team perform their routine, which was pretty neat.  Oh, and let’s not forget, the Senior football players with their starting up chants and clapping!

We had so much fun during the beginning of the presentation, we did not have time for a few things such as: Tug-of-War, a pie eating contest, the Limbo, and the football players doing their dance.

Overall, we had a great pep rally to start off the GREAT WEEKEND!!

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