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Nadia Spragg ‘27 sings the ballad in Charisma’s show

Annual Spring Show to Hit the Opstad Stage This Sunday

Greta Hayek, Assistant Design Editor February 28, 2024

With show choir competitions having come to an end and the recent warm weather, City High’s Spring Show is the last opportunity to see the award-winning performances by 4th Avenue Jazz Company and Charisma. This...

PERFORMER PROFILE: Tai Caputo

Martha Willard, Reporter February 27, 2024

As Tai Caputo '25 stepped up onto the conductor's podium to tune the All-State Orchestra for the first time, she was amazed by the size of the ensemble. Over 200 musicians from across Iowa were looking...

Joel Brown 24 sings in Concert Choir

City Choirs Hold Mid-Winter Concert

Estelle Hartz, Assistant A&E Editor February 23, 2024

Tallman poses outside of the dance building at the University of Arizona where she will attend college. Photo courtesy of Lila Tallman

PERFORMER PROFILE: Lila Tallman

Esther Puderbaugh, Website Executive, A&E Editor, and Social Media Co-Editor February 13, 2024

It’s the summer before her senior year and Lila Tallman ‘24 is studying ballet in Arizona at a summer intensive. Before she knows it, that experience will lead her to move across the country to pursue...

Mara Maas ‘23, Avery Provorse ‘24, and Mary Cate Pugh ‘23 perform as Donna and the Dynamos in last spring’s musical, ‘Mamma Mia’

‘Singin’ in the Rain’ Begins

Estelle Hartz, Assistant A&E Editor February 8, 2024

City High will put on Singin’ in the Rain, a classic musical, this spring. It will feature a full pit of 27 musicians, and large musical numbers. “Singin’ in the Rain will bring in an older crowd,...

Esther Puderbaugh 25 was one of only nine classical sopranos from the United States selected to receive the National YoungArts Award

PERFORMER PROFILE: Esther Puderbaugh

Tai Caputo, Opinion Co-Editor February 5, 2024

Few people know the significance of classical music in the lives of those who pursue it, or understand the degree and intensity of the work required. Training to be a classical musician is like training...

BREAKING NEWS: Drama Department Releases Cast List for Spring Musical

BREAKING NEWS: Drama Department Releases Cast List for Spring Musical

Catalina Armstrong, Reporter January 31, 2024

On January 28th, City High Drama Director Lauren Darby and Head Choreographer Betsy Staak, released the cast for the upcoming musical Singing in the Rain coming in April of this year. Singing in the Rain...

Speech Home Show to Hit Opstad Stage

Speech Home Show to Hit Opstad Stage

Isabella Young, Opinion Co-Editor January 26, 2024

On January 26th, City High’s Speech Program will be hosting their annual Home Show in Opstad Auditorium. It starts at 7:30 PM, with a suggested donation of five dollars per person. The Speech program...

Jillian Leman 26 stands outside of City High’s music wing with her trumpet

Jillian Leman’s Jazz Journey

Lily Rantanen, Reporter December 20, 2023

For as long as she can remember, music has been a part of Jillian Leman’s life. From starting trumpet in fifth grade in Fort Dodge, Iowa, to joining City High’s varsity show choir, Leman ‘26 taken...

Members of Concert Choir sing on Choral Collage Concert in collaboration with choirs from West and Liberty High, as well as University of Iowa choirs at Voxman Music Building

City Choirs to Hold Biennial Masterworks Concert

Esther Puderbaugh, Website Executive, A&E Editor, and Social Media Co-Editor December 19, 2023

On Wednesday, December 20th, the biennial City High choral Masterworks Concert will take place in Opstad Auditorium. The concert showcases major choral works, and this year City’s four choirs will present...

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