Stories tagged: band
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, noon
WVHS band halfway to goal for Soul Steppers gear
The West Valley High School marching band and color guard last year experienced the opportunity to play in the Veteran’s Day Parade and Band of Pride Patriotic Concert in New …
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017
With changing times, Spokane’s marching bands fall out of step
Over the last 20 years each of Spokane’s five comprehensive high schools have either discontinued or drastically scaled back their marching band programs. What was once a staple of high …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
Members of heavy metal band Decapitated arrested for suspected kidnapping in Spokane
All four members of the Polish death metal band Decapitated were arrested in Santa Ana, California, early Saturday on suspicion of kidnapping a woman after their concert in Spokane on …
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 10:28 p.m.
Paul Shaffer: Same dude, same band, different time
Since “The Late Show with David Letterman” ended, band leader Paul Shaffer has been busier than he anticipated. Keeping him busy? A new album with the World’s Most Dangerous Band.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Former Boston drummer Sib Hashian dies at age 67 on cruise
John “Sib” Hashian, former drummer for the arena rock band Boston, died on board a cruise ship Wednesday. He was 67.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 5 p.m.
Jim Loucks: Trip to NYC is giving the West Valley band a chance to help another group
The West Valley High School Marching Band and Color Guard returned recently from New York City, where they performed in the Veterans Day Parade and Band of Pride Patriotic Concert …
Tue., May 24, 2016, 10:14 a.m.
Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie has terminal cancer
Canadian rootsy rock band The Tragically Hip announced Tuesday that its lead singer, Gord Downie, has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.
Thu., Dec. 12, 2013
Doug Clark: EWU grants mascot status for band fan
Eastern Washington University’s Academic Senate passed a recommendation this week that I become the “official mascot” of the EWU marching band. I couldn’t be more stunned.
Sun., Dec. 8, 2013
Doug Clark: Mother Nature gave my EWU gig a chilly reception
ICE STATION CHENEY – How cold was it Saturday at Eastern Washington University’s triumphant football playoff game? So cold the band couldn’t perform outside with instruments.
Sun., Dec. 16, 2012
Alumni, volunteers join EWU pep band for big game
Percussion rumbled in the distance as members of the Eastern Washington University pep band warmed up Saturday morning. Drummers honed their inner rhythm to join with the woodwinds and belting …
Tue., Dec. 11, 2012, 9:43 a.m.
With students gone, EWU needs guest musicians
CHENEY — With students gone for Christmas break, Eastern Washington University is looking for guest musicians to play at this Saturday’s football playoff game.
Thu., Dec. 6, 2012
Clark: The speech the Eagles must hear
(COLUMNIST’S NOTE: Sadly, a restraining order for over-exuberance still prevents me from getting within field goal range of the Eagles locker room. Therefore I must use today’s column to deliver …
Sat., May 8, 2010
Playing through the turmoil
Mike Nielsen picked up his first guitar at age 9. He had one lesson when he was 11 and spent the next 35 years perfecting his personal style. He played …
Sat., Oct. 31, 2009
WV band director wins teacher of the year honors
West Valley High School band director Jim Loucks received a standing ovation from a room full of students, parents and teachers Wednesday when he was honored at the West Valley …