Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Student to Perform at Tuacahn Saturday Market

At THS, we have some amazing talent. Our students excel in music, drama, MDT, art, dance and academically. One of our very talented students is Crystal Jackson.

You may have seen Crystal in Tuacahn productions such as High School Musical and High School Musical 2. She has also been in a variety of THS productions, including Rags, Damn Yankees, White Christmas (Martha Watson) and Once on this Island (Asaka). This summer, Crystal has been a Swing Singer for Tuacahn's production of Disney's Tarzan.

Crystal will be singing at Tuacahn Saturday Market on Saturday September 25, 2010. You will not want to miss her performance!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Students Perform at Saturday Market

Tuacahn students are enjoying a wonderful summer, and getting some performance opportunities. Summer Morris and David Edmunds are pictured here. Summer sang some patriotic songs, accompanied by David. David also played some classical guitar selections.

At noon, Josh Putnam (not pictured) sang for the crowd.

If you'd like an opportunity to perform at Tuacahn Saturday Market, contact Rosemary in the gift shop!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

THS Chamber Orchestra at SUPAF 2010

Tuacahn Titans can be proud of their Chamber Orchestra! They recently performed at the Southern Utah Performing Arts Festival (SUPAF), and scored a superior plus! The judge claimed that the performance was "phenomenal", and along with the superior plus ranking, the orchestra was given a $100 scholarship and asked to play at the SUPAF awards night. The chamber orchestra played these selections:
Paul Hindemith, "Acht Stucke". No. 1,3,4
Gustav Mahler, "Adagietto" (arranged: Lauren Keiser)
Arcengelo Corelli "Concerto Grosso" No. 2
Congratulations to Mr. Bonham and the Chamber Orchestra!

Friday, March 19, 2010

THS invited to send band to BOB!

The State BOB has invited THS to send our band to the State BOB competition tomorrow. It turns out, that along with a wild card entry, there is also a place for the school with the highest increase in PTA membership, and that happens to be Tuacahn!
Raspberry Onslaught band members David Edmunds (guitar), Ian Davenport (bass, and THS grad.) and Dallin Wilson (drums, Snow Canyon student) will be representing the Titans at the BOB. Congratulations and good luck!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Chamber Orchestra Trip to Zion's

The Chamber Orchestra went on a retreat/clinic to Sprindale, just outside of Zion National Park, at the end of January. Instructors for the retreat perform. Mr. Bonham is on the right.

Larrea, Leah and Jake during an instruction period.

Ashley, Urs, Sabrina, and Larrea....
Daniel on the Viola....

Professional cellist, Alexa Mulhy, instructing the cello section...

The violas in a practice session....

Mr. Bonham seen here working with the violins...

Leah playing her viola...

Dinner at Blondies.... Leah, Mary, Daniel and Brittney..

Ashley, Sabrina, Victoria and Taylor...

Victoria, Taylor, David and Ryan in the cello section....

Group picture......

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

THS Battle of the Bands

We've had to change the date on the school BOB to Thursday Feb. 11, 2010. Only one band turned in the application, so we will be having more of a concert, not a battle.

Just a can turn in your entries for BOB poster on Feb. 11, 2010. These will be judged for prizes here at the school, then go on to state for that competition.
The multi-region BOB will be held on Feb. 16, 2010 at 6pm in Cedar City at Canyon View High School, 166 West 1925 North. General Admission is $5, Show PTA Membership Card or Student ID $3.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Hygiene Kit Service Project

In response to the Haiti earthquake, THS students will have a service opportunity, putting together hygiene kits on Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 during T3 and into lunch. A business owner has donated the supplies for approximately 1000 kits. You are welcome to bring any kit donations (see list below). We will make as many kits as we have supplies available. The kits will then be delivered to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints humanitarian offices. They will be using the kits we've made, along with others for the Haiti disaster relief.

Here is a picture of what goes into the kits:

1 gallon freezer ziplock bag
2 hand towels 15x25"
4 tooth brushes
1 tube of toothpaste 6-8 oz, no pumps
2 combs
2 bars of soap, 3.5-5 oz.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

THS Battle of the Bands 2010

For students interested in entering PTSA sponsored Battle of the Bands, here are the deadlines:

  • Entry packets available in the office. These need to be filled out and turned in by Wednesday January 27, 2010 by 3:15pm.

  • Our school BOB will be held during T3 on February 4th.

  • The winning band will go on to the Multi-region BOB on Feb. 16, 2010 at 6 pm. It is possible that the top 2 bands can go on. As soon as we find out, we will let you know.

  • In the event that one of our bands wins at region, they will go on to BOB at the state level. The date of the State BOB is Saturday March 20, 2010.

BOB art poster contest paperwork is also in the office. Deadline for the art poster is Feb. 4th. These will be judged at the school, and prizes awarded for the top 3 poster entries. All of the entries will be sent on to the region, and they will send them on to the state.

You can find the application packet online here.

Questions? You can leave a comment on this blog post, or leave a message with Mrs. Carroll in the office.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Blog Contributors needed!

Are you a student at THS, and want to be a contributing writer or photographer for the blog? Fill out the Blog Contributor form (they will be available at the office), and turn it in. PTSA will contact you if you are selected. Your articles and pictures will be identified with your name when they are posted. We are looking for pictures and articles that have to do with our students, classes, activities, awards, etc.

WCSD All-County & Honors Orchestra

Washington County School District Students auditioned in November for the Washington County School District Honors Orchestra. Students who auditioned and were selected from THS are:

Larrea Cottingham, violin
Jake Davis, violin
David Edmunds, cello
Sarah Wakefield, violin
Ashley Pittario, viola

Students rehearse on Friday and Saturday, January 15th and 16th, 2010 with a concert on Saturday night. The director is Dr. Paul Abegg from Dixie State College.

Congratulations to our outstanding orchestra students!

First Term Report Cards Mailed...You Made the Grade!

First semester report cards were sent last Friday. Not only do THS students put on fantastic performances, they also perform very well academically!

Over half the student body has GPA's of 3.5 or better for 1st semester (125 kids out of 246). Out of those on the high honor role, 26 have 4.0.

Congratulations students! Thanks, also, to our incredible faculty and staff for all that you do to make THS the fine College Prep school that it is!

Date set for Multi-region Battle of the Bands 2010

PTSA Meeting for January 2010

The PTSA Board will have its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, January 12, 2010 in the conference room at THS. All interested parents are invited to attend. We will be putting together a nominating committee to select the PTSA Board nominees for 2010-2011, and be discussing many other important items. We hope that you can make the time to attend.

5th Annual THS Art Competition

All entries are due for the 5th Annual THS Art Competition on January 26, 2010. A $3 entry fee will be charged, and will go toward awards to be given to the students. There are five categories:

mixed media

Art must be matted, ready to frame. The school will purchase one entry for their collection. Entries will be judged by 3 local professional artists.

Get your entries ready! Questions? Please contact Mrs. Scott

Sunday, January 10, 2010

White Christmas pictures!

Irving Berlin's White Christmas at THS was an amazing production! We hope that you were all able to attend. So many in attendance said that it rivaled professional productions! It really was that good. The production ran from Dec. 3rd to the 12th, 2009.

Click on the pictures to make them bigger!
Congratulations to Jan and Andy Hunsaker and cast!