The student news site of Atascocita High School

The Talon

The student news site of Atascocita High School

The Talon

The student news site of Atascocita High School

The Talon

Band Marching UIL Competition

Amelia Lackey, Editor October 15, 2021

The band has a marching competition this Saturday, Oct. 16. The UIL Marching Band Competition is taking place at Galena Park ISD.  The band will be performing a seven minute drill at 11:30 to the songs...

This year the band welcomed a new head director, Mr. Douglas Grice. He has 33 years of teaching experience in Pearland ISD, Coppell ISD, Dickinson ISD, Clear Creek ISD, and Friendswood ISD.

Meet the Band Directors: Mr. Grice

Amelia Lackey, Editor October 11, 2021

This year the band welcomed a new head director, Mr. Douglas Grice. He attended the University of Houston for both his undergraduate degree and M.Ed. He has 33 years of teaching experience in Pearland...

Maguire Emswiler (left), Mason Stump (center) and Marissa Estrada (right) are this years drum majors. Estrada is a senior trumpet player.

Meet the Drum Majors: Marissa Estrada

Amelia Lackey, Editor September 28, 2021

Senior Marissa Estrada is one of this year’s drum majors in the band program. She, along with the other two drum majors, help to lead the band during after school practice, during the games and by doing...

The Patriettes wore Gold Fight Win shirts for their performance at the game. This showed their support for pediatric cancer patients.

Gold Fight Win

Amelia Lackey and Jacob Fisher September 23, 2021

The Gold Fight Win game will take place Friday, Sept. 24 between Atascocita and Humble. Gold Fight Win is an annual event that happens during the month of September. It involves the dedication of a district...

Maguire Emswiler (left), Mason Stump (center) and Marissa Estrada (right) are this years drum majors. Emswiler is a senior trumpet player.

Meet the Drum Majors: Maguire Emswiler

Amelia Lackey, Editor September 16, 2021

Senior Maguire Emswiler is one of the drum majors for the band. The drum majors help to lead the band by communicating with the directors on behalf of the other students, keeping the tempo going when marching...

Mr. Balch works with the band and he is the Director of Fine Arts for the district.

Meet the Band Directors: Mr. Balch

Amelia Lackey, Editor September 7, 2021

Mr. Balch is the Director of Fine Arts for the district. He has been assisting the band during this marching season. “My role with the Atascocita High School Band has been and will be a role of...

Ms. Cook is one of the assistant band directors. She works with the jazz band.

Meet the Band Directors: Ms. Cook

Amelia Lackey, Editor September 7, 2021

Haley Cook joined the band last year as a first-time teacher. She graduated from Sam Houston State University with a bachelor’s degree in music education in May of 2020. She plays saxophone and percussion,...

Project Lit and the SOAR Book Club

Amelia Lackey, Writer August 23, 2021

Spanish and English books Collaboration with the Diversify our Narrative club Research databases for student use Maker Mondays (STEM-based projects) Brain break activities: themed...

Band Pride

Adam Lindsey Makes All-State Band Second Year in a Row

Amelia Lackey, Writer March 26, 2021

Junior Adam Lindsey auditioned for the All-State band for the third time in his high school career this year. After almost making State during Freshman year, he made State for the first time last year...

A few Discussion Questions for a few students

A few Discussion Questions for a few students

Amelia Lackey, Writer December 19, 2020

Discussion Questions can be a really fun way to get to know someone. Mackenzie Bailey, Peyton Whitaker, and Jason Wells answered ten discussion questions each and had varying answers. Mackenzie Bailey (Freshman) If...

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