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Springtasia 2016: The best show of the year

May 27, 2016

Thursday, May 26th and Friday, May 27th the Cleveland choir program put on their annual spring concert:...

2016 Spring Band Concert: A show full of immense talent

May 24, 2016

The Cleveland band program hosted their spring band concert featuring three of the four band classes...

Drama student raises lots of cash for his project

Drama student raises lots of cash for his project

May 11, 2016

Junior William Balmer has been trying to raise money through indiegogo.com to produce his play “LOL: A M...

Emily Diamond crown Cleveland Verselandia poet

By Anna Rollins, Reporter

May 9, 2016

Filed under Arts, Performing Arts, Reviews

This is loud poetry, fearless poetry, and defiant poetry. This was the Verselandia poetry slam, where 19 of Cleveland's bravest students took the stage April 13 to share their original poems for the fifth annual Verselandia competition. This is the poetry of spoken minds, not the kind you whisper in your head when the sky ...

“The Boys Next Door”, a Cleveland comedy classic

By Bart Brewer, Reporter

May 9, 2016

Filed under Arts, Performing Arts

“The Boys Next Door” is one of the latest productions put on by the drama department, and is definitely one of the best I’ve seen. The play has elements of comedy, drama, and was a great time overall. Let us not wait any further, and dive into “The Boys Next Door.” The play is about the lives four mentally-challenged roommates ...

Band and choir’s sweet melodies earn them a place at state

By Ashley Lytle, Reporter

May 5, 2016

Filed under Arts, Performing Arts

Cleveland’s band and choir programs are growing in esteem as evident in their state qualifying scores achieved in their 2016 PIL competitions. They will each be able to compete in their respective state competitions, they learned, after having to enter a tape pool. Cleveland’s A Choir placed second, just one point shy of Gran...

Tooting our own horn

By Jared Watson, Better than David Rappe

April 13, 2016

Filed under Performing Arts

Underclassmen and symphonic band don’t normally mix.  In 6A competitions, the best in Oregon are pitted against one another, and this rarely leaves room for newer players.  At Cleveland however, our top band is embracing the younger members in its ranks.   Band teacher Gary Riler is attempting to produce a future for Cl...

Unlikely song gets the PIL win for Melissa Patterson and Sylvan Talavera

By Adriana Milian-Hernandez, Reporter

April 11, 2016

Filed under Performing Arts

Junior Melissa Patterson and sophomore Sylvan Talavera were the only two Cleveland band students to win the PIL for solo-ensemble March 5 at Wilson High.   Students prepare a solo or ensemble for a duration of time and then perform it at the district competition. All the pieces are evaluated from a scale of four to one ...

Cleveland Singer wins PIL

By Anna Rollins and Caroline Diamond

April 11, 2016

Filed under Arts, News, Performing Arts

Cleveland sophomore Mikaela Clarke took first in the PIL mezzos individual singing competition, winning with a score of 99 out of 100. This is the competition that qualifies singers for state. It is a one-on-one recital between the student performer and a judge in which the student must sing two pieces, at least one must...

William Balmer: Young director looking to raise funds for show

By Adriana Milian-Hernandez, Reporter

March 8, 2016

Filed under Arts, Performing Arts

We all remember that the play “LOL (A modern computer farce)”, directed by junior William Balmer and performed at Cleveland, was a success. It was such an uproar of positivity that Balmer along with the cast are fundraising to reopen the show once again in June via a website called indiegogo.com.   For those who don't remem...

The Premier Septet performs their first official gig at Jimmy Mak’s

The Premier Septet performs their first official gig at Jimmy Mak’s

February 17, 2016

The Premier Septet, a jazz group comprised of four Cleveland High School students and two other high sch...

Plotless movie still a joy to watch

Plotless movie still a joy to watch

February 17, 2016

There are movies that end with you feeling all mushy-gushy inside, ranting and raving about the originality...

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