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Kohler Briggs posing for the picture in the Loy Norrix band uniform

Loy Norrix senior achieves the All-State award for his trumpet playing

Annemarie Mansfield, Social Media Team February 8, 2021

“I knew Kohler would perform his best, and considering what a great musician he is, I was happy but not surprised,” band teacher Aaron Mirakovits said about his first ever All-State winning student.  Trumpet...

LN orchestra teacher Sandra Shaw is a skilled musician herself and plays multiple instruments.

The effect music has on the soul: Music is an important part of everyday life of young people

Sophie Grover, Arts and Entertainment Editor April 18, 2020

The bright fluorescent lights hit the backs of shiny wood and cold air wraps around every person in the Loy Norrix Orchestra room. C strings are tweaked, pegs are turned and bows are placed on strings. Sandra...

Winter Concert 2019

Winter Concert 2019

Lydia Snapp, Social Media Team January 24, 2020

Loy Norrix Violists Welcome A New Challenge

Loy Norrix Violists Welcome A New Challenge

Cas Terrian October 15, 2018

Chairs are being shuffled into place in the orchestra room that is frigid from air conditioning. The seating chart is projected onto a screen at the front of the room. However, this is no ordinary seating...

Music teacher Julie Pellegrino practices a new song with her class. Those who have attended Blue Lake help lead the class and set a higher standard for other choir members. Photo Credit/Brandon Schnurr

Fine Tuning the Fine Arts: Blue Lake Challenges Artistic Students

Brandon Schnurr, Web Editor November 28, 2017

Every summer, kids get to relax and take some time off from all the stress and hard work that they’ve been doing since the beginning of September. Some kids stay home all summer, others go to the beach...

Loy Norrix Student Tours Europe With Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp

Loy Norrix Student Tours Europe With Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp

March 13, 2017

By Ferren Olmsted-Meade Taking a deep breath and tightening the grip on her flute to steady herself, sophomore Jaelyn Anderson waited in line with many others to audition for Blue Lake’s European tour....

Take a Look Into Our Orchestra Program

Take a Look Into Our Orchestra Program

Sidney Richardson October 10, 2016

There are many hidden gems at Loy Norrix that aren’t public knowledge among the student body. The orchestra is a talented group of students who play instruments like the cello, violin, viola, and bass...

This group of musicians form the Western Jazz Quartet. They have all studied at Western Michigan University. Photo Credit / Alexis Martin

Jazz Music Entertains The New Generation

alexiskaymartin January 27, 2016

Have you ever wondered what it felt like to be in a college jazz band? To go from place to place just to make music with your small jazz quartet? On November 4th, the Western Jazz Quartet came to play...

Orchestra teacher and conductor, Sandra Shaw, rehearses music for the upcoming musical,

Orchestra Strives for Perfection

sambbower January 20, 2014

While many attendees of a musical at Loy Norrix High School may get to see into the lives of the characters the actors portray, no one is witness to the orchestra, which puts in long hours of both fun...

Photo by Allie Creamer
Ryan Grover excels outside of the band room as well. She is currently in Latin III.

Loy Norrix Student Plays in All-State Orchestra at Michigan Music Conference

anthonyfoti February 1, 2013

“Playing is a release from the everyday world,” said violist Ryan Grover. When you have practiced so hard and for so long, it has finally time your work is put to the test. For Ryan Grover her chance...

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