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THE TOSS IS UP: Winter guard members practice their new choreography during sixth period. The group had a guest choreographer come in and teach them the piece that they will be performing all season.

Winter Guard season kicks off strong

Amilia Velez, Entertainment Editor January 6, 2023

Tossing the flag in the air, junior Maggie Oliver prepares for an intense season of winter guard ahead of her.  As football season ends, the Bowie color guard is making the transition to their winter...

RUN RUN RUDOLPH: The Silver Star officers smile in their reindeer costumes on the day of the performance. The officers had to get up at three in the morning to do their makeup and get ready.

Silver Star Officers perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Audrey Cullinane, Print Staff January 3, 2023

Standing in foil blankets in the subway, waiting with anticipation for the two-and-a-half-mile walk ahead of them, the Bowie Silver Stars officers prepare to join the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as...

STRUMMING WITH INTENT: Guitar students practice during their class period. The students spent many class periods preparing for region auditions.

Guitar students audition for spots in region ensemble

Vivi Lopez-Stern, Digital Staff December 16, 2022

Guitar instructor Aaron Bourgeois passionately waves his baton, directing his students who sit up straight, guitars positioned carefully on their laps. The students watch Bourgeois in a state of deep focus...

Senior Leanna Reyna, Junior Finnagen Alexander, Sophomore Bubba Infante, and freshmen Izzy Kalyoncuoglu and Anya Cherukuri pose for a photo. The five students were recently featured singing in HEBs holiday commercial.

Choir students featured in HEB holiday commercial

Isabella Verette, Digital Staff December 13, 2022

HEB is drawing eyes to the Bowie choir program with their new holiday commercial. Every year HEB comes out with a new holiday commercial as it approaches Thanksgiving. Their marketing team and department...

SHARING THE MOMENT: The cast of Stuart Little interlocks during their performance on Tuesday night. Stuart Little was directed by Ella Kulczar and assistant directed by Lola Dobies.

Students put a twist on classic tales

Amilia Velez, Entertainment Editor November 29, 2022

Pinocchio, Winnie the Pooh, and The Wizard of Oz are all stories that any high school kid can reminisce on. Bowie’s Starlight Theatre Company uses these classic tales to create a tradition of senior-directed...

Students practice playing the violin and cello under the direction of choir director Joseph Smith.

Orchestra progresses in TMEA auditions

Isabella Verette and Bentlee Toland November 17, 2022

The TMEA region process is nothing new for Texas orchestra students. With help from their director Joseph Smith and the hours of practice, dedication, and hard work they put into their music, six members...

AFTER THE AUDITIONS: James Bowie choir pose after the region auditions. The auditions took place at the Performing Arts Center.

Choir takes on TMEA auditions

Fiona Padalino, Digital Staff November 16, 2022

Entering a familiar room, Junior Finnegan Alexander prepares himself for an audition. He begins the tense, yet exciting process to prolong his choir ambition. The choir audition in question is the TMEA...

BEHIND THE SCENES: Starlight Theatre Company members fuel up before the big performance. Parents help get students fed and ready for their performances in the new theatre.

Starlight Theatre Company’s fall shows hit the stage

Zachary Scariano, Print Dispatch Reporter October 24, 2022

The new “Betsy” auditorium looms over the James Bowie High School skyline, ready to shine with student performances, the first two which began in late September. The Bowie theatre department is one...

Hermia, played by senior Holly Cummings, plots an escape to marry her forbidden love Lysander, played by senior Ethan Moyer. I was super excited because I had never played a part that big before, and Hermia is such an exciting and interesting character to play on stage, Cummings said.

The magic that goes into ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Vivi Lopez-Stern, Digital Staff October 18, 2022

As the audience’s small talk turns to silent anticipation, the warm glow of spotlights illuminates the stage. From fairy kings to forbidden romance, this play guided family members and friends along...

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