Three Band Members Chosen to be Drum Majors
May04

Three Band Members Chosen to be Drum Majors

For what may be for the first time ever, the Wildcats Marching Band will have not one, not two, but three drum majors next year. Tryouts were held last week. McCauley said 10 band members tried out for drum major for next year. He commended all 10 for their amazing try-out. The three chosen are Emily Johnson, a junior next year, Carlos Williams, a senior next year, and Gillem Boyar, a senior next year. Williams will also serve as a...

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SSISD Fine Arts Find Spring Success; Set Sight on 2015 Fall Program
Apr17

SSISD Fine Arts Find Spring Success; Set Sight on 2015 Fall Program

Fine Arts Director Charles McCauley has announced the 2015 marching band show for the Sulphur Springs High School band. The announcement was made to the High School band on Monday. The fall show will be called “Astro”. The opening song is “The Jetsons” but has parts of Gustav Holt’s “The Planets” work in it as well. Thus, it is called “The Jetson’s Travel the Planets”.  The...

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SSHS One-Act Play Does Not Advance
Apr10

SSHS One-Act Play Does Not Advance

The Sulphur Springs High School One-Act Play, “Maelstrom”, about the life of Edgar Allan Poe, did not advance at bi-district competition Thursday in Longview. LaShay Woodard, Director of Theater Arts,  said it was perhaps the worst day ever. A tornado touching down a few blocks from the Longview theater did not help. Everything that could go wrong did go wrong she said. The show went well but went long. It ended at exactly...

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SSHS One Act Play Advances
Mar26

SSHS One Act Play Advances

The Sulphur Springs High School One-Act Play, Maelstrom, about the life of Edgar Allan Poe finished in the top three at District competition at Longview Pine Tree Wednesday to advance to bi-district competition next month. Three students also received awards for their performances.Liam Pollard, who played the role of Edgar Allan Poe, was named to the All-Star Cast. Sadie Evans and Carson McElwayne received honorable mention. Stage...

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SSHS Rhapsody Acapella Auditions
Feb24

SSHS Rhapsody Acapella Auditions

Sulphur Springs High School Choir Director Elizabeth Crutcher is having student auditions for a new Rhapsody Acapella group of about ten student singers. Rhapsody Acapella will be a pop group available for bookings and featured at choir concerts. Auditions will take place March 4-6, and Rhapsody Acapella will be a new addition to the school curriculum next year. “There has been enough interest in choir that next year...

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Sulphur Springs High School Theatre Arts Director Lesha Woodard has Selected Maelstrom
Jan14

Sulphur Springs High School Theatre Arts Director Lesha Woodard has Selected Maelstrom

Sulphur Springs High School Theatre Arts Director Lesha Woodard has selected Maelstrom for this year’s One-Act Play competition.  I talked about the play with Ms. Woodard Wednesday morning.

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Sulphur Springs High School Drama Department is Presenting The Trial of Santa Thursday Evening
Dec17

Sulphur Springs High School Drama Department is Presenting The Trial of Santa Thursday Evening

The Sulphur Springs High School Drama Department is presenting The Trial of Santa Thursday evening at 7 p.m. at the High School Auditorium. You can see the brief play for free. I talked about the play with High School Director of Theatre Arts Lesha Woodard. http://www.ksstradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Trial-of-Santa.mp3  ...

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“Last Night Tonight”  Sulphur Springs High School is Presenting Shrek The Musical
Nov17

“Last Night Tonight” Sulphur Springs High School is Presenting Shrek The Musical

Sulphur Springs High School is presenting Shrek The Musical in the Civic Center Auditorium Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. and Monday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. The play is directed by new drama teacher Lesha Woodard. Ms. Woodard says the play is an anti-fairy tale. Shrek is an ogre. She says it shows that sometimes different things can still be great. Choir Teacher Beth Crutcher has helped the cast with singing. Josh Thompson...

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“Shrek The Musical”: Behind the Curtain
Nov14

“Shrek The Musical”: Behind the Curtain

Premiering this weekend, “Shrek the Musical” is being performed by the SSHS Theatre Program at the Auditorium. Behind the curtains of the production, the students are faced with the task of taking on some of the most memorable roles in Disney history. Josh Thompson, a sophomore at SSHS, is playing the part of Shrek, the primary protagonist of the Musical. “It’s big shoes to fill, from  like Mike Myers,...

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High School Theatre Department Raising Funds For United Way
Oct22

High School Theatre Department Raising Funds For United Way

The Sulphur Springs High School Theatre Department is having a play with dessert featuring the short comedy 10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse. It will take place Thursday, October 30 on the Middle School Stage. There will be performances at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 and are available from cast members or by calling the High School. Proceeds will go to the United Way. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports...

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