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The Talon

The student news site of Atascocita High School

The Talon

The student news site of Atascocita High School

The Talon

The mural is a big project. Dawn and Bella hope to complete it either this semester or over the summer.

Students Paint New Orchestra Wall Mural in Fine Arts Hallway

Amelia Lackey, Editor February 18, 2022

The fine arts hallway is like a second home to many band, choir, orchestra, and theater students. After the winter break, students returned to see a change on one of the prevalent walls of the hall, the...

Meet the Band Directors: Mr. Hicks

Amelia Lackey, Editor January 13, 2022

Mr. Hicks is a graduate of Tomball High School. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Sam Houston State University where he studied horn with Dr. Peggy DeMers and  music education with Dr. Matthew...

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

Meet the Drum Majors: Mason Stump

Amelia Lackey, Editor November 18, 2021

Senior Mason Stump is this year’s head drum major in the band program. He, along with the other drum majors, leads the band in marching and playing in the stands.  “As a drum major, I lead the...

The Mirriam-Webster definition of an entrepreneur is “one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise.” This highlights the boldness and skill needed to start and run a business. Two students have done just this.

Entrepreneurs of Atascocita

Amelia Lackey, Editor November 5, 2021

Some students have jobs and work hard for money. Some volunteer. Some work on schoolwork or on improving their relationships with people. Others develop their hobbies. There is another group of people...

The band placed sixth at the state military marching band competition. This is the first time in school history the band has attended this competition.

Band at UIL State Military Marching Competition

Amelia Lackey, Editor November 2, 2021

On Wednesday, Oct. 27, the band performed for the first time in school history at the state military marching competition in Longview, Texas. This competition was specific to 5-A and 6-A military bands....

The band practices after school. They are focused on precision in their marching and music.

Band Progresses to State UIL Competition

Amelia Lackey, Editor October 22, 2021

The Atascocita High School Military Marching Band will be participating in the State UIL competition for the first time in school history. After receiving all ones, the highest ranking available, at...

Band Marching UIL Competition

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...

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