The student news site of James Bowie High School

The Dispatch

The student news site of James Bowie High School

The Dispatch

The student news site of James Bowie High School

The Dispatch

ALWAYS IMPROVING: Senior Lindsay Dahl gives feedback to freshman Gibson Gelfer after their first run through of Dahl’s play at after school practice. With things like set changes and other factors, there are a lot of variables that go into running a smooth play.

The theatre playfest winners win big

Nicole Rooney, Entertainment Editor November 19, 2021

Building a play from the ground up, senior students Kaelie Douglass and Lindsay Dahl both qualified and won in the Texas Educational Theatre Associations Playfest. The Texas Educational Theatre Associations...

EXCHANGING GIFTS: Senior band member Ben Thollander and senior Silver Star Keira Folkers participate in the Silver Star and band buddies system. The goal of this initiative is to build a stronger bond between the two groups, who often perform together.

Silver Stars and band build their bond

Nicole Rooney, Entertainment Editor October 22, 2021

This year the JBHS Outdoor Performing Ensemble and Silver Stars are starting an activity where they both exchange gifts and get to know each other better, so they can become closer. With football season...

CHOIR GROUP HARMONIZING: The choir group sings and performs in their first concert of they year. They experience new challenge such as social distancing, singing with masks on, and coming back after a year off.

Choir group gets back to their groove post-pandemic

Emily Loewe, Assistant Editor October 19, 2021

Bowie’s choir group has been gearing up for the first choir concert back in person on Sept. 30, and they have hours of after-school practice to show for it. The choir concert was held in the Bowie cafeteria...

Swinging sabers and twirling flags each performance is just the basics for the Color Guard team. Color Guard students work to achieve the perfect routine, working with the band in the process.

Color Guard adjusts to virtual times

Isabella del Nido April 29, 2021

Swinging sabers and twirling flags each performance is just the basics for the Color Guard team. Color Guard students work to achieve the perfect routine, working with the band in the process. But this...

PRACTICING THE SONGS: Students in the steel drums class get together to practice playing their music. This was the first in-person rehearsals that was held and students were given the chance to either stay remote or practice in person.

Spreading cheer by singing out loud for everyone to hear

Abbey Repka, Entertainment Editor April 8, 2021

Music spreads throughout the room as junior Tennyson Tole rehearses her songs. Tole has been writing her own music and releasing it for all to hear. Tole has been singing since she was eight years old....

PRACTICING THE SONGS: Students in the steel drums class get together to practice playing their music. This was the first in-person rehearsals that was held and students were given the chance to either stay remote or practice in person.

Steel drums adjusts to virtual practices

Max Muzny, Reporter March 30, 2021

From the array of drums organized across the hall, a melody is given birth by the strikes of many mallets. This music is thanks to professional steel drum composer and educator CJ Menge who shared his...

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: Students in the top orchestra get together to practice at school. Students practice Tuesdays after school in-person, however on other days they practice virtually.

Orchestra finds new ways to practice and perform

Nicole Rooney, Reporter February 5, 2021

Classical music plays throughout the room as students a part of orchestra get together to practice after school. The orchestra has found new ways to learn and practice since remote learning has started. Students...

WORKING HARD: Senior Kaitlyn Muras edits and compiles footage for “Chester, who painted the world purple”. Muras spent over 24 hours editing for the children’s show.

Behind the Scenes: virtual tech theatre

Abbey Repka, Entertainment Editor January 8, 2021

The Starlight Theatre Company puts on a variety of shows throughout the year. Recently students have been working on Children’s Shows and this has caused technicians to figure out resourceful ways to...

MID POSE: Sophomore Savita Kulkarni gracefully dances on the sidewalk. Adjusting to remote learning has caused the Silver Stars and Star Dancers to come up with creative ways to learn their  new dances.

Silver Stars and Star Dancers dance away virtual troubles

Nicole Rooney, Reporter November 25, 2020

During the time of the pandemic, AISD decided to go online for the first four weeks of school. Because of these changes, the dance department made major adjustments. They have been doing their dance classes...

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