On March 7th, a long-awaited Band field trip took advanced band students to Kennedy High School. This wasn’t just any regular field trip, it was a band festival.
To those of you who aren’t in band, a festival is a field trip in which the band students go to get “graded,” if you will, on how well they play.
The bus came and took the students during first lunch with all of them having butterflies in their stomachs.
When the band students arrived at Kennedy High School for the festival, they were sent to unpack their instruments and practice in a large waiting/practice room. The students practiced their three songs, “Bryce Canyon” “Overture,” “Gentle Winds,” and “Latin Fire.” After the practice room, they were ready to go on stage in front of the judges. More…
Isabella Gonzalez and Kirra Kirby
1-” Eastside”- Benny Blanco, Halsey, and Khalid
“Eastside” was written by Benny Blanco, Halsey, Khalid, Ed Sheeran, and Nathan Perez. The song and the music video released on July 12th, 2018. This song got so popular it became top 10 in Ireland, Australia, Scotland, New Zealand, and the US.
2 – “Without Me”- Halsey
“Without Me” is a song by American singer Halsey. The song was released through Capitol Records on October 4, 2018. The song was written about the regrets Halsey had after a romantic relationship she previously had.
3 – “Thank U Next” – Ariana Grande
“Thank U, Next” is a song by singer Ariana Grande, released as the lead single from her fifth studio album. Lyrically, the song reflects on Grande’s past relationships. Like her past fiance Pete Davidson.
4 – “Sunflower” – Post Malone
“Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”, more commonly known simply as “Sunflower”, is a song performed by American rappers Post Malone and Swae Lee for the soundtrack to the film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The song was released as a single on October 18, 2018. It became Malone’s third and Lee’s first song as the top the Billboard Hot 100. More…
Hey Cougars, tune in tomorrow afternoon for an amazing band concert. May 18th a Stacey Middle School band concert will be held in the Multipurpose room at 7 pm.
Be sure to come and support your fellow Stacey students!
Shawn Mendes is a well known nineteen-year-old singer who has gained a large amount of popularity from Vine (RIP VINE). Following his popularity on Vine came his two albums and sold out tours. Well anyone who is a part of the Mendes Army (ME) would know about the constant commotion on when his third album, SM3, would be coming out. Well, you can get your hopes up even more after reading this article about how he has gotten the track list out, as well as the official release date and the pre-order form.
That’s right, SM3 is out on May 25th, with songs featuring Julia Michaels and Khalid. The album’s title is. . . (Drum roll please). . .Shawn Mendes the album! Isn’t that just so original? The tracklist obviously includes “In My Blood” and “Lost In Japan,” but it also incorporates unreleased songs titled:
- “Where Were You In The Morning?”
- “Like To Be You” (feat. Julia Michaels)
- “Fallin’ All In You”
- “Particular Taste”
- “Because I Had You”
- “Youth” (feat. Khalid)
- “Perfectly Wrong”
- “When You’re Ready”
Did you wonder where band when on March 7th?
On Wednesday the 7th, and Thursday the 8th, the band kids were on their way to Kennedy High School for a festival. Three bands were put into two bands and were judged on performance and music as well as sight reading.
The festival was run by Southern California School Band Orchestra Association. Last year, Mr. Woodruff had put the year’s awards in the office. They were the highest rank! The students were to perform at 2:30. More…
According to the latest Billboard Top 100, these are your top ten songs for the week.
Tenth place: “Stir Fry” by Migos. We welcome this funky bop with open arms. It can be said that it is funkier and more rhythmically complex than any song Migos had previously tackled.
Ninth place: “All The Stars” by Kendrick Lamar and SZA. Last week it was in place 31, it has certainly risen to the top. It is most recognizable from the new Marvel blockbuster, Black Panther. More…
Editors note: Yes, the Grammys were a long time ago. We apologize for our tardiness. Things got backed up, but this is too good to toss.
There were some amazing performances at the 60th anniversary of the Grammys. From Cardi B’s first Grammy performance to Ben Platt’s Broadway tribute, they were all sure to leave a dent in history.
Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris and Eric Church
Alessia Cara, Khalid and Logic
Childish Gambino More…
The Cougar Chronicle has many series such as, “Ask Sam,” “Would You Make That Deal,” “Publication Posse,” “What Even Is,” “I Will Never Do Better Than This- Quang Truong’s Horrific Guide to This Week’s “Useful” News,” but one of many student’s favorites was “Musical Mondays,” originally run by Tyler Serrano, now a 10th-grader at Marina High School. It was then taken up by current ninth graders Delaney Powell and Justin Pham (also at Marina), and is now being brought back to life! Here goes.
According to Billboard Top 100, this is the hot top ten for this week in February 2018.
Tenth place: “Thunder,” by Imagine Dragons. This “bopping” song was most recognized from the popular TV show, Riverdale. in the iconic Alice Cooper glow up scene. More…
Gravity Alert! Mr. Woodruff is a well-known teacher here at Stacey Middle School. He is very devoted to teaching and spreading his love of music. This is his seventh year teaching at Stacey and is very excited for much more to come.
Mr. Woodruff first decided to be a teacher when he was in the fifth grade. “I find it fun to share what I truly love,” says Mr. Woodruff. “Enjoy what you are doing at the moment. Just let the future develop on its own.”
Playing over ten different instruments, his favorite by far is the guitar. More…
Have you heard loud noises coming from the band room? Well, that makes sense because this year’s band students have gotten their instruments and are ready to play. Actually, you would only be hearing the advanced band students playing right now. All the beginning band students are learning posture, classroom etiquette, and how to hold their instruments.
The reason beginning band students aren’t learning how to play their instruments yet is because as Mr. Woodruff says, “It is difficult teaching the beginning band students because they come into this classroom with no knowledge about it.” But, throughout the year the advanced band students get to go to elementary schools and perform for the students who are going to come to Stacey next year. More…