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Taking place at Greenhill on October 23, the concert between schools ended with great success. It is traditional to have a concert at the beginning of the fall to welcome the cold season coming in. Jesuit, Ursuline, Cistercian, and Greenhill all intended to join in communion as they united to perform this fall concert. It alternates between Ursuline or Greenhill...
Music. It’s what has been bringing people together since people have existed, and it’s what brought people together on October 7 in Little Elm, Texas. There, the Jesuit Ursuline Ranger Band successfully performed this year’s halftime show “Freedom and Brotherhood.” “It is the judges' feedback that we focus on the most,” began Patricia Orendain, band booster president. “At the Little...
While most students at Jesuit and Ursuline are enjoying their last days of summer at pool parties or at the beach, over eighty dedicated students from both schools started their school year on August 3rd for the first day of Band Camp for the Jesuit-Ursuline-Ranger-Band, or JURB. “Band camp is definitely one of those big mysteries that a lot of...
Disney World: it's the magical place where dreams come true, relationships form and where amusement reaches its peak, but could it also be a place where musical education could thrive or where students can learn more about the production of fine art? As it turns out, it can be both. Every four years, the Jesuit-Ursuline Ranger Band takes a trip...
Link to video here. “Surreal.” That’s the word both Mr. Crownover, director of the men’s chorus, and Sam Dayton ‘20, member of the men’s chorus, used to describe singing our national anthem to over 30,000 people on April 23 at the Ranger’s stadium. Let’s start from the beginning. Two months ago, Jesuit’s athletic director asked the men’s chorus if they...
Members of the Jesuit Ursuline Ranger Band, referred to as JURB by some, spent the past months and countless hours preparing and perfecting their performances for the Solo and Ensemble Contest in early March. The all-day contest took place on March 4 at Greenhill. Talented musicians from a variety of schools participated in the contest, playing either a solo piece...
Practice. Repeat. Exercise. Repeat. More Practice. Familiar to most, to become great at something requires dedication, hard work, time, and effort. Jesuit students particularly are aware of this, for most athletic practices of any sport consist of repeating drills and plays over and over, and then learning something new to be repeated. It’s this type of determination that creates...
The saxophones whistle, and the clarinets glisten, and the percussionists bristle. Whispers slip through the crowd like wind through the plains. The countenances of the band are calm and steady, and the conductors steel themselves. School President Michael Earsing addresses the crowd and cracks a few jokes with them, and then Band Director Zane Crownover does the same. Then,...

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