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Band adapts to social distancing protocols with nontraditional summer camp

Director of Bands Garth Gundersen instructs a group of students through Zoom. Since the official band camp has ended, the program has continued to host rehearsals allowing students to practice their skills and strengthen their bonds with peers.

Azul Lin, Dispatch Reporter

August 28, 2020

In years past, marching together in the sweltering heat of Austin summers, band students united to practice creating their symphony of music. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the band to meet through the virtual classroom of Zoom, rather than together in person, band directors, student leaders, and regu...

Five ways to stay productive and entertained while quarantined

On Tuesday, March 17, Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt declared that gatherings of 10 or more people in the Travis Country area would be banned until deemed safe.

Cade Spencer, Managing Editor

March 18, 2020

On Tuesday, March 17, Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt declared that gatherings of 10 or more people in the Travis Country area would be banned until deemed safe. In accordance with this ordinance and other social distancing policies, students find themselves quarantined in their homes.  “I’ve been doing nothing because my parents won’t let me go out of...

Advice for incoming freshman

Advice for incoming freshman

February 27, 2020

As the 2019-2020 year goes by, Bowie continues to prepare for next year's incoming freshman. Reporters Natalie Cullen and Izzy Rejino asked current freshmen about their first year on campus.

A look behind the Children’s Shows

Azul Lin, Reporter

February 24, 2020

 As the curtains closed on the fall shows, Children’s Shows took the stage and stepped into the spotlight. The Children’s Shows are a chance for senior directors to show off what they’ve learned over the years, and an opportunity for freshmen and sophomores to shine. On the day of auditions, cuts of the shows are posted in the...

Big Fish makes a spectacular splash

THE SMOOCH OF A LIFETIME: After three years of waiting, Edward Bloom played by junior Jaden Davis, finally finds the love of his life, Sandra, played by senior Gillian Griffis. He worked for a circus master during those three years and every month he would give him a clue of his mystery girls identity, with his last clue being that she loved daffodils. “Before walking on stage for daffodils I take a second to get in character  and fall in love with this man in front of me,” Griffis said. “And the music carries me away to the last second and just like any other piece of blocking, we kiss.”

Rae Gray, Photo Editor

February 21, 2020

Fine arts works hard to put on their whimsical musical As the lights flicker in the theater signaling to the buzzing audience that the show is ready to commence, the actors ready themselves for a show of a lifetime. Technical managers and actors had spent countless nights at rehearsals and hours perfe...

Silver Stars start competition season with hard work

FLYING HIGH: The Silver Stars jump into a fire bird in the middle of their team jazz. The team has been practicing this piece since early December.

Callie Payne, Entertainment Editor

February 21, 2020

As the Silver Star dancers get ready for their rigorous competition season ahead, they rehearse hundreds of times before they are able to get their routines to be flawless. After the football season is finished, the Silver Stars start practicing until their competition season, which starts in Februar...

Little fish are cast for leads in ‘Big Fish’

HIGH AND MIGHTY: Javier Lozano stands straight, balancing on his stilts with his staff. For many weeks, Lozano would practice walking up and down aisles in the theatre in order to be prepared.

Callie Payne, Entertainment Editor

February 21, 2020

In a rare move, theater directors pick two freshman for important roles in play The audience applauds in awe as freshman Lainey Killian and freshman Javier Lozano bow, concluding their first high school musical. The Big Fish Musical was showcased on January 16-19 and January 23-26. This year, two fr...

BEHIND THE SCENES: Big Fish the Musical

Seniors Kamryn Morales and Eric Larson lead the cast in the musical number; “Red, White, and True”. Holme appreciated the lighthearted and colorful feel to this scene, deeming it one of her top favorites.

Anna Holme, Reporter

January 31, 2020

Big Fish experiments with stories that are larger than life Towards the end of January, the Starlight Theatre Company put on their annual musical. This year featured, “Big Fish,” a story about a father with wild stories and a son who’s hesitant to believe them. The show was originally based o...

The Dispatch Podcast: Big Fish [S2E11]

BE THE HERO: [left to right] Big Fish cast members junior Rohith Chindalore , freshman Gabe Watts, junior Austin Civatte, freshman Javier Lozano, 6th grader Jacob Larson, and junior Jaden Davis strike a final pose after the opening number.

Austin Civatte, Podcast Host

January 30, 2020

Read more about Big Fish here! In episode 23, juniors Rohith Chindalore and Aiden Garcia discuss their roles in Bowie's 2020 Musical, "Big Fish." Based on the 2003 film directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish is a magical story about a son reconnecting with his father near his death, and uncovering his re...

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