Marching Band at Mountain Ridge

North Pointe’s Marching Band competed this weekend at Mountain Ridge High School.  They received the High Visual Caption Award, Best in Individual Musical Category, and 3rd place overall.  “We continue to improve and are feeling confident and ready for state competition,” said senior John Fitzner.

Falcon Players Present 1984

The Falcon Players closed their production of 1984, this Friday. In their four show run they were able to perform for family and friends as well as their classmates and teachers. Jeremiah Thomas and Melissa Mena led the cast as Winston and Julia. Seniors, Kaitlyn Kief, Alex Goehring, and Kristen Smith, shined in their ability to make supporting roles memorable and empathetic. Director, Katie Gardea commented, ” I am extremely happy about how hard the cast and crew worked to pull off this challenging piece.”

1984 Cast and Crew Announced

This week students auditioned for the Falcon Player’s production of 1984. The auditions and callbacks were very exciting to watch and it was clear the participants had thoroughly prepared. The Cast will be lead by Jeremiah Thomas and Melissa Mena as Winston and Julia.  There were also a significant amount of people interested being on crew, all of who will be lead by stage manager, Kaliegh McAllister. The director, Ms. Gardea, had this to say, “I’m so excited to see the mix of students who have done theatre here at North Pointe before and those who will be jumping in and trying something new! I think this challenging show will be great opportunity for growth for all involved.”


Falcon Players Presents 1984

Cast
Winston- Jeremiah Thomas
Julia- Melissa Mena
O’Brien- Reece Hamilton
Loudspeaker- Shayla Lam
Parsons- Kaitlyn Kief
Syme- Alex Goehring
Landlady- Kristin Smith
Martin/Guard 1- Adalila Machic-Hoitzil
Guard 2- Kania Diaz
Messenger/Waitress- Elizabeth Martin
Coffee Vendor/Gladys- Maya Ferrara

Crew

Stage Manager- Kaliegh McAllister
Assistant Stage Managers- Markita Echeverri and Cadmium Gabriel
Set and Properties Crew Head- Melanie Diaz
Set and Properties Crew- Nicholas Kohlerman, Destin Moss, Kenleigh Dooley, Rylan Rizkovsky, Addyson Bell
Charge Scenic Painter- Madison Hansen
Scenic Paint Crew- Megan Tessensohn, Molly Bragg
Costume Crew Head- Melanie Llagas
Costume Crew- Sharon Larsala, Lizi Gastelum, Amy Trochez, Autumn Carpenter
Hair and Makeup Lead- Sarah Alley
Hair and Makeup Crew- Shayla Sherman and Dayana Morgan
Lighting and Sound Crew- Gregory Aust and Becca Gustafson

Falcon Players to Present 1984

This Fall the Falcon Players will present a production of 1984.  The play is a theatrical adaptation of George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel and is sure to be a challenging and thought provoking experience.  If you are interested in auditioning to be part of the cast or crew of 1984 you may pick up audition and crew interest forms in the 4A Center or in Ms. Gardea’s class, room 115. Auditions will be held on Monday, August 7th at 3:30pm in the Theater.  Ms. Gardea is very excited to be directing this production and is looking forward to seeing all the North Pointe talent at auditions!

Spring Arts Festival – Dance Classes

On April 24th, 2017 the Jr. High and High School dance classes kicked off the Spring Arts Festival and presented Playlist: Hits  from Yesterday and Today. Everybody Dance Now, Get Up, Pon de Replay and Who’s that Chick were numbers performed by the jr. high students. The high school performed group routines to Crazy in Love, Motown Philly, Black Beatles, Poison, Cold Hearted Snake and Work. In addition to performing group dance students presented their own choreography to songs like, Get Ur Freak On, My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark, Hips Don’t Lie, Bang, Bang, Talk, Wall to Wall, Gold Digger and Body Movin. “I am very proud of all of the students who performed tonight, they did a great job,” said Miss Cara.

Competition Percussion at Desert Ridge

On Saturday, April 1st, the North Pointe Indoor Percussion traveled to Desert Ridge High School, to perform their show “The Crooked Man”, in the WGAZ Percussion Championships competition. This was the last competition of the season for the group to perform and the students were ready to put forth 100% of their effort and drive as this was the last time they would debut their show to audiences and judges. Of the 12 groups we competed against in our division, the North Pointe Competition Percussion team secured 5th place. Seniors Brandon Fenton and Joseph Perez said “this was our best show yet, and we are happy with the work everyone put in to achieve a successful show this season.”

Directors Justin Kline and Luis Fisher were very impressed with the group’s final performance. “We are so proud of the growth that every student has shown throughout the season, and look forward to what North Pointe has in store for next year.”

Competition Percussion at San Bernardino, CA

On Saturday, March 25th, the North Pointe Indoor Percussion traveled to San Bernardino, California to debut their show “The Crooked Man”, in the WGI Power Western competition. This was the second time that the group traveled to California to compete and perform their show against 22 other groups in our division. Of the many shows and groups that competed, none barred any resemblance to “The Crooked Man” which tells the dark story of an innocent young girl who is corrupted by an evil spirit who eventually takes her soul.  Jesse Ponce and Elizabeth Aguirre are featured as the Crooked Man and the young girl, respectively.  Although we were placed at 16th for our division, the students used this experience as a motivation to continue to put forth 100% effort as we steer towards our championships performance next weekend.

Directors Justin Kline and Luis Fisher were very impressed with the group’s performance. “We made it to California and we showed the world what we have, now let’s show Arizona what we can do!”