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United South student manages band and soccer at the same time

March 25, 2019

Filed under Features

Jairo Aparicio’s passion is soccer and band, but it was band that caused him to change schools. Aparicio is a band and soccer player at United South High School. He used to go to Lyndon B. Johnson High School, but he changed schools so he could have a better opportunity to get into competitions in band. Mostly in band it was really hard for people not to feel pressured and because of that a lot of students quit or didn’t qualify. Jairo didn’t attend band practice for a while because his old school didn’t recog...

Photo Friday: My brother’s in the J.W. Nixon band

Zoe Alvarez, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018

Filed under Staff Blogs

The photographer's junior year, first semester consisted of her brother's band events. As a freshman snare in the drum line, her brother's freshman year, first semester was full of pep rallies, football games, competitions, performances, and more. The photographer was given the opportunity to take out her camera and follow the band on its 2018 marching season journey.

Band members disclose why marching band is special

Band members disclose why marching band is special

October 22, 2018

J.W Nixon band members reveal what makes marching band so special. “The people that I got to know and the band directors, they taught me so much about life such as being punctual, being reliable, and being honest. We all become family,” Hallie Herrera, a senior flute player, said. Herrera...

Final step before college

Jose Orozco, Staff Writer

April 16, 2015

Filed under Staff Blogs

High school is one of those important steps in life. The reason for this is because during the four years of high school, you’ll be challenged with many measures to see if you’re ready for college. One of the things I realized throughout high school is the fact that it’s different from middle school and it has helped me become responsible. This has been my experiences through high school from freshman year all the way to senior year. Freshman year was one of the most challenging years of high school because I had...

Hear, Say: Sheppard’s debut album Bombs Away is the ‘bomb’

Hear, Say: Sheppard’s debut album Bombs Away is the ‘bomb’

Krysta Robles, Staff Writer

April 15, 2015

Filed under Reviews

The indie pop band Sheppard includes three siblings and three non-relatives – Emma, George, and Emma Sheppard and Jay Bovino, Dean Gordon, and Michael Butler. They were formed in Brisbane in 2009, and released their debut studio album, Bombs Away, on July 11, 2014. The Sheppard siblings were...

The reality about band

Jose Orozco, Staff Writer

November 20, 2014

Filed under Staff Blogs

Band consists of talented students that can play and march in an ensemble. Not everyone is capable of being in marching band because of its requirements but those that are learn something from it. The outcomes of being in marching band are responsibility, commitment, talent, loyalty and success. If you don’t have the determination to not only follow but lead in certain times, then band isn't for you. Amazing bands are surrounded by great students who strive nothing but perfection. Nothing’s more perfect than a "harmoniz...

Cheerleading isn’t just for girls!

Cheerleading isn’t just for girls!

October 2, 2014

If they say that cheerleading is just for girls that isn’t truth. The first cheerleading squad in the world only involved male cheerleaders also known as yell leaders. Not every cheerleader has to be a girl. Yes, girl cheerleaders can do flips, fly, jump, and do the scorpion but think of it this ...

The Bug: … And now I present you the graduating class of 2014

Jessica Arroyo, The Bug Columnist

May 22, 2014

Filed under Opinions

he time that we have been counting down to has finally arrived. We are no longer going to be under the safety net that we call high school. Four long years have passed on by, and now we are all going to stand together once more for the last time. These were truly the best years of my life. These years were filled with the nights that we can’t take back. They were filled with amazing laughs, cheap sunglasses, Kodak moments, and the most amazing people that have ever crossed my path. I remember coming in as a freshmen my ...

Community gets a taste of Hispanic heritage

November 20, 2013

A group of women performing with castanets got this year’s Hispanic Heritage Festival off to an exciting start. The yearly event allowed the community to experience Hispanic heritage with music and performances on Oct. 30 at the district’s newly purchased civic center. The previous events were ...

Marching Band

Belen Silva, Staff Writer

October 23, 2013

Filed under Staff Blogs

People think marching band is easy. They think it's just playing music and walking to different positions. Well, they are so wrong. Recently the J.W Nixon Band competed in U.I.L Marching contest  this past Saturday and we got a first division, which is a really good score, meaning we can advance to Area. So all this week it's been nothing but practice. Our usual routine involves 2 hours rehearsing our sets and music every day. Except on Wednesdays, we need a break from all that playing and marching in the sun. Area...

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