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News Coverage of Jesuit Music, Stage & Film, and Visual Arts

“My father is on his way HERE!? And he intends for me to MARRY!?”  Luc Johnson cries in anguish in a trailer which itself serves as a comedic hors d'oeuvres before the full-fledged upcoming Jesuit comedy, the French play Scapino. Playing Octave, Luc Johnson fears the impending arrival of his seemingly domineering father. For two nights only, April 8 and 9, 2011,...
This past Saturday, March 5, 2011, several members of the Jesuit Ursuline Ranger Band displayed their musical talents at the Texas Private School Music Educator's Association (TPSMEA) Solo & Ensemble competition. The competition featured musicians from private high schools in the “North Region” of Texas, basically anything above Austin. Luckily for the Jesuit instrumentalists, though (and unlucky for those from...
The theme for Jesuit’s Awarefest and Issues Day this year was clean water, a serious problem in the world we live in, even though we may not always see it firsthand. The booths at this year’s festivities included the Environmental Club, Medical Society, 24/7, the Pro-Life Club, the Social Justice Club, Irish Heritage, Interact, and Millions for One, with the...
On the first day of school, 2011, Brooks Oliver walked through the doors and prepared for his classes. This man, however, was no longer a student at Jesuit. He was one of the newest additions to Jesuit’s Alumni Service Corps, a program started two years ago. But teaching wasn’t his only contribution that he brought back to Jesuit. Having graduated in...
This Friday, February 18, 2011, Bulls in a China Shop (BICS) will play at the Door, a popular night venue in Deep Ellum. In the final round of a battle of the bands which featured 18 bands, BICS will compete against five other groups for a chance to win $1,000 as well as some much earned recognition and publicity. Consisting...
This past weekend, 100 of the best private school musicians in the state of Texas convened in San Marcos for the annual TPSMEA All-State Band Clinic.  The musicians rehearsed for three days, January 27-29 (Thursday through Saturday of last week), culminating in a concert at Texas State University’s Evans Auditorium on Saturday night. The process of making the band began...
Jean-Claude Gaugy’s  painting There is No Death (Il n'y a pas de mort) has become a much-loved often-studied piece in the Jesuit school community. “I have closely observed the piece many times,” says Joe Tom Hood, ’12, “and I believe it shows that Jesus Christ gave his life for our sins.”  Indeed, art and theology classes alike tour the Jesuit...
This past weekend, January 13-15, Jesuit Theater presented the first round of Jesuit Senior One Acts, the winter set of shows.  The plays, keeping up with previous years of One Acts, had the audience roaring in laughter.Providing an interesting stage atmosphere, the technical centerpiece of the show was the “Green Monster,” an enormous wooden platform in the center of...

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