The Scholastic Bowl team had another successful night, going 7-2 overall. The A-team of Leland Stevens, Eiman Rasheed, Joe Blanton and Ian Phillips got key wins over Broadway and Waynesboro’s A-teams. The B-team of Erin Pearson, Emily Howe, and Emily Villacrusis lead every match after the first round. But the most impressive performance of the night belonged to the short-handed C-team of Allison Miller and Seth Stapel, who swept all three of their matches by a combined score of 450 to 190. Great job by everyone! There will be no Scholastic Bowl practice the rest of this week, but Scholastic Bowl, forensics, and debate will meet after school to practice for "12 days."
You are invited to celebrate the holiday season with the Band Department on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, at 7:00 P.M. in the Lineweaver Auditorium. The concert will feature some of your favorite holiday music performed by the Concert Band, Percussion Ensembles, Jazz Ensemble and the Wind Ensemble. The concert is free and open to the public.
The Turner Ashby High School Winter Choral Concert will be held on Sunday, December 20, 2015, at 3:00 P.M. in the Turner Ashby High School Auditorium.
The TA Singers, Mixed Chorale, Concert Choir, and Chamber Singers will all perform.
Songs will include the following: "The First Noel" (Dan Forrest), "Candlelight Carol" (John Rutter), "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year", and "Amid The Falling Snow" among many others.
The debate and forensic teams did a great job at last night’s ShenVaFL tournament. This was the largest tournament of the season so far, with 270 students from 18 schools. First place winners were Zach Dolack in Student Congress and Parker Estes and Seth Stapel in Policy Debate. Second place medals went to Danielle Cave and Ellie Miller in Policy Debate. Third place medals went Kaelyn Spickler in Student Congress and Ben Neher in Extemporaneous Speaking. Also placing were the following: Emily Villacrusis, fifth in Humorous Interpretation; Emily Howe, sixth in Dramatic Interpretation, Gabriela Leija, sixth in Student congress; and Kelly Rohrer and Rachel Moore, sixth in Public Forum. A special shout out to Patrick Martin who competed for the first time in Student Congress and qualified for the Champions Tournament. Great job by everyone!
Congratulations to policy debaters who competed in the JMU Debate Invitational last weekend: Parker Estes, Seth Stapel, Emily Howe, Ben Neher, Danielle Cave and Ellie Miller competed in six rounds of debate against some of the toughest teams in the mid-Atlantic Region. Everybody managed to squeak out a win and survived a real marathon of hard work and competition. They did so with good humor and positive attitudes, and they represented TA with honor! Congratulations!
The Scholastic Bowl team had a terrific night last night. TA’s three teams went a combined 8-1, with the only loss coming in overtime. The A-team of Leland Stevens, Gage Avalos, Eiman Rasheed and Sam Maggiolo went 3 and 0, including convincing wins against Broadway and Harrisonburg. Great job by everyone, especially B-team captain Erin Pearson and C-team captain Allison Miller.
Congratulations to the following band members for being selected to the All District Band: Chelsey Boutilier, Zach Reedy, Tori Smith, Colleen Byers, Meghan Kiser, Isaac Smith, Adeline Hipps, Katie McElroy, Brooke Fifer, Heather Knott and Alton Hipps.
We had three (3) students place high enough in the district to qualify for All State Band. Congratulations Zach Reedy, Meghan Kiser and Isaac Smith.
Thank you to everyone who auditioned to be a part of The Pajama Game. The company list for technicians, actors and dancers will be posted on Tuesday December 8 right after school. The list will be posted on the callboard and on my website.
Casting is final and the panel made many difficult decisions. We cast who is best for the available parts based on the audition you had that day. We will not discuss casting choices at all. Please refrain from making predictions about the casting and please be positive to all those in the company, as we are a team that must work together to put on a wonderful final product.
Casting was extremely difficult and we know that there will be people who are disappointed in not getting to be involved in the musical, but there are many opportunities to be onstage coming up. Please consider performing and working behind the scenes in the Drama Club Benefit, Spring Show and/or Student Directed One Act Plays.
Benefit will be March 23.
Auditions for Student Directed/Spring Show will be March 15 & 16.
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