The Lion's Roar

Symphony brings guest conductors and Disney vibes

Many students performed in costume, with performers dressing as popular Disney characters such as Belle, Mulan, Stitch and Kylo Ren.

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2020

The Wind Symphony put on their annual Disney concert on Feb. 8. The program included popular pieces from movies like “Mulan,” “Toy Story” and “Star Wars.” Senior horn player Jarian Jordan explained that the process of preparing a set like this is different than other performances due to ...

A concert brings a theater back to medieval times

Derek Stoughton, conductor of the Wind Symphony, directs the performers in a concert that calls back to the medieval renaissance. The concert was the symphony's last production of the season.

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 18, 2019

The Wind Symphony finished its season with a concert that recreated music from the medieval renaissances. The concert was held at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts on April 17 at 7:30 p.m. The performance began with some members of the symphony playing among the audience in the balcony. Derek...

Strawberry Marching Classic returns

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2018

The Strawberry Marching Classic returns after a two-year hiatus, providing an opportunity for high school students to show off their musical talents. The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Strawberry Stadium. According to Interim Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands Derek Stoughton,...

Joining the lion pride

The university invited high school students to experience the college spirit by practicing with the “Spirit of the Southland” Marching Band, Colorguard and the Lionettes for “Band Day” leading up to the Lions’ Southland Conference opener and first home game of the season.

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

September 17, 2018

High schools joined the “Spirit of the Southland” to ramp up the lion spirit at the halftime performance of the Lions’ first home game of the season for “Band Day.” The annual event offers high school students a taste of participating in the halftime performance of college football. The...