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Bowie celebrates fine arts programs

Lucy Johnson, Entertainment Editor February 16, 2024

Junior Russel Early plays a series of guitar riffs as practice. Early is mainly skilled with guitars, and focuses his musical talent on them.

Live Music Club lets student musicians connect

William Balke, Dispatch Reporter February 15, 2024

As students rush out of their last class to head home, some students instead make their way to piano teacher Randy Cantu’s room to jam out. Cantu is the sponsor of the Live Music Club, which meets every...

CAROLING AWAY: An attentive choir watches director Aaron Bourgeois for cues as they wrap up the night with their final piece. The annual “Night of Silence” fills the theatre with holiday spirit.

Bowie Choir rings in the Season Winter Concert

Lucy Johnson, Entertainment Editor January 24, 2024

Inside the theater, the audience is eagerly waiting for the winter concert to begin. The stage is adorned with sparkly Christmas lights that are ready to twinkle bright as choir students take their place...

Junior Oliver Huckaba stains a smaller stage piece that will connect to larger similar pieces. These will be walls on stage to add depth to the play.

Theater preparations in full swing as show approaches

William Balke, Dispatch Reporter December 22, 2023

With sounds of drills whirring, actors singing, and musicians performing, the theater is in full swing to put on this year’s musical. They will be performing “Big Fish”, a show that the theater last...

TAKING THE STAGE: Sophomore Gabby del Nido dances in a bright number. “The Showcase helped me bond with my friends and my teammates and was a great experience” del Nido said

Annual Fall Dance Showcase dazzles

Savannah Linscomb, Entertainment Editor December 15, 2023

Excitement buzzes in the crowd as the first dancers take the stage, each class and company shows off their ever improving skills to a hooked crowd. It’s time again for the Fall Dance Showcase.    ...

BIG BAD WOLF: Junior Milo McKinney scares fellow actor sophomore Charlotte Schwarte, who plays grandma in their show, Totally Red.

Starlight Theater Company brings children’s shows to life

Lucy Johnson, Entertainment Editor December 13, 2023

Tip-toeing into pages full of exquisite creatures, colorful trees, fairytale princesses, and endless curiosity, theater students present their annual Theater For Young Audiences shows. Seniors end their...

LOCKED IN : Senior Kennedy Kilday focuses on practice with her teammates. Kilday and the rest of her color guard community are practicing for their upcoming national winter guard championship, which will be taking place in Indianapolis.

Take a look Inside Bowie Color Guard

Savannah Linscomb, Entertainment Editor December 4, 2023

Halftime air swirls through the field as the band plays with pride, and large flags grace the busy air with colorful beauty. The unseen contributors of the band, the Bowie Color Guard, once again show...

ROCK & ROLL: Shredding the cords, sophomore Gavin Carney is playing for school of Rock. Carney is practicing for his upcoming ACL performance, Carney plays multiple instruments and switches between the, for each show.

Student musicians to perform at ACL

Savannah Linscomb, Entertainment Editor October 6, 2023

Every October Austin is flooded with excitement as celebrities and tourists alike rush into the city to strike up the band and attend the Austin City Limits Music Festival, an Austin staple for many decades....

FALL SHOW PREP: STC officers line up before a Fall show dress rehearsal. STC president Amelia Cook delivers an update before releasing the companies for rehearsal.

Theater students prepare for Bowie’s yearly fall shows

Lucy Johnson, Entertainment Editor September 29, 2023

Lights, camera, action! Every year, theater holds a week of shows that consist of a variety of plays acted out by Bowie students. This year’s fall shows are held in the Bowie Theater. Bowie kids will...

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