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Tap, tap, tap. Reverberating across the field, the beat of the drum echoes throughout the entire ensemble, their feet imitating the staccato pulses. Each student intently focused on staying in form, keeping their upper bodies as still as a statue while their lower bodies move in sequence. From their first rehearsal 3 months ago, to their most recent rehearsal...
Music is a means of expressing emotion and passion. Whether it be The Fray’s tragic How to Save a Life or  IZ’s dreamy Somewhere over the Rainbow, music can exhibit love and excitement and grief and despair in a way that no other art form can, with a story of chords, melodious and dissonant, that sound straight to your...
Every Wednesday, the Jesuit senior class disperses throughout the area to serve the community: from homeless shelters to hospitals, from schools to soup kitchens; the choices are innumerable. One group of musicians travels to retirement homes just to make music. But is musical performance really service? What is service? According to Merriam-Webster, service is simply a helpful act - an...

Song For Peace

"Lean on me, when you're not strong..." Jesuit Men’s Chorus was strong, however, when they accepted the invitation to sing at The Peace Day Dallas closing ceremonies, an event that took place on The International Day of Peace which has been observed across the world since 1982. Our Men’s Chorus performed “Lean On Me” by Bill Withers as their musical offering...
The Jesuit-Ursuline Ranger Band It's 7 o'clock in the morning, and the members of the Jesuit-Ursuline Ranger Band are just beginning to start with music and drills. All of the band members know that it takes practice, determination, and more practice to get to the right spots at the right time when the show is live. This is a routine...
From the ominous Incantation and Dance to the light-hearted Lassus Trombone, the Jesuit Ursuline Ranger Band ended the school year with a spectacular performance at the Spring Concert on May 3. Also including songs from the Men’s Chorus, and debuting the Jesuit Ursuline Jazz Band, the program attracted over 200 people and exceeded everyone’s expectations. The concert band played...
"This is gonna be so lit." - was my first thought. The Jesuit Ursuline Ranger Bande (JURB) 2016 Spring Retreat took place Friday, April 1 through Saturday, April 2nd. The band spent Friday night at the Lakeview Camp and Retreat Center in Waxahachie. After an hour of practice to wake us up on Friday morning, we had our service project with NETWORK Community Ministries in Richardson....
The young musician sits in his chair, sweat forming on his left eyebrow. He wipes the nuisance with his polyester suit as the conductor enters onto his podium. He raises his hands, scanning the band for confirmation that they are ready to perform the piece. This was the scene on January 30th when eight Jesuit-Ursuline Ranger Band members joined in unison...

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