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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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Orchestra Department Has New Mascot

By Lily Mottet, Current Staff

Even before he knew what was happening, West Bend High Schools orchestra teacher Seth Matuszak knew something was up. The giggling gave it away. Continue reading

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A Musical Mural

By Samantha Dietel, Current Staff

Two orchestra students are leaving their mark—an enormous, colorful mark. Continue reading


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New Music Teachers Start on a Good Note


By Lilian Velez and Mattie Zautner, Current Staff

The music program at West Bend High Schools is experiencing a new era.

Seth Matuszak and David Pecsi are the new faces of the music department. Matuszak teaches orchestra while Pecsi teaches choir, and as new teachers, they have been learning right along with the students as the year continues. Now that each has a concert or two under the belt, they are thinking about combining the skills of the choir and orchestra for some of the upcoming shows. Continue reading

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New Silver Lining Arts Center Kicks Off with Wisconsin Indie Pop


Peter Thomas, cellist with the Milwaukee rock band I’m Not a Pilot, visited WBHS orchestra students on March 17. I’m Not a Pilot will perform at the grand opening of the Silver Lining Arts Center.

By Anthony Schlass, Current Staff

If you have seen the high school of late you have probably noticed the renovation near the auditorium.

West Bend High School Athletes for the Arts welcomes you to the grand opening of the new Silver Lining Arts Center on Wednesday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. Award-winning Milwaukee rock band I’m Not a Pilot will headline the performance, and members from the high school orchestra and band will join them for several songs. Continue reading

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Winter Choral Concert starts off the holiday season

By: Brandon English

West Bend High School hosted a choir concert this past Monday night. Many people came to see their children sing, and all of them left smiling. The music departments collaborated and the orchestra joined in helping play some holiday music. They had bell players and madrigal singers. Everyone seemed extremely proud of how well they performed.

Mixed Choir sang “Carols Around,” “Jubilate,” and “Go Tell it on the Mountain”. Concert Choir sang “Cantate Domino,” “Animal Crackers,” “Lo How A Rose ‘Er Blooming,” and “The Fiddler Of Dooney”. Vivace sang “Christmas Chopstix,” “Mr. Santa,” and “Mama Mia”.

Two of the soloists in Mixed Choir were Wesley Kane and Jordan Buchacher. In Concert Choir, the soloists were Danielle Gedemer and Margee Muney. They all did a fantastic job.

At the end of the concert, all of the choirs surrounded the seats. The crowd looked confused, and out of nowhere, they started to sing “Silent Night”. It was a great crowd pleaser, and following the concert, everyone got cookies. Overall, the choir concert was a great success.

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