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Lourdes Quijas

Lourdes Quijas, Staff Writer

Lourdes Quijas is returning for her third and final year in publications with Tiger Times. Outside of newspaper, she is the lead vibraphone player in the Tiger Band and practices every day to make sure she’s the best player she can be. Quijas is the Vice President of Tri-M Music Honor Society. She is known to be a very friendly person and is always smiling or laughing. She loves socializing with anyone and everyone and is ready to have a great senior year!

 

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Looking to her bandmate, senior Lourdes Quijas performs during half time at a football game. Quijas has been in band since her freshman year.

Playing my heart out

Story by Lourdes Quijas, Staff Writer
February 6, 2024
Band students stand beside each other after their Area competition for UIL on Oct. 28, 2023. Tiger Band placed ninth in the competition.

Tiger Band places in area competition

Story by Lourdes Quijas, Staff Writer
November 7, 2023
Members of the Tiger Band stand beside each other after their band competition on Oct. 14, 2023. Band placed 2nd in the competition.

Tiger Band places in US band competition

Story by Lourdes Quijas, Staff writer
November 3, 2023
Head down, freshman Jackson Carter focusing while he holds his mallets to play the vibraphone. The Tiger Band competed in the Four States Marching Contest on Oct. 7, 2023.

Four States Marching Contest

Story by Lourdes Quijas, Staff Writer
October 17, 2023
New to THS agriculture teacher James Skelton writes on a whiteboard as he teaches class. Skelton teaches several classes such as equine science, small animal management and principles of agriculture, food and natural resources.

Q&A with James Skelton

Story by Lourdes Quijas, Staff Writer
September 8, 2023
Band students stand alongside their directors in front of a mural on their trip to OBU. Students spent their time learning new skills such as identifying certain pitches.

Steel Pan Day

Story by Lourdes Quijas, Staff Writer
May 11, 2023
Senior Cayden “CJ” Jordan holds his tuba in front of Lucas Oil Stadium before marching with the Guardians. DCI Finals are held in Indianapolis, IN, and the Guardians placed 5th place, the highest rank they have ever recieved.

Summer tour

Story by Lourdes Quijas, Staff Writer
April 26, 2023

“All American”

Story by Lourdes Quijas, Staff Writer
April 6, 2023
The Tiger Band Wind Ensemble attended their first UIL concert contest of the season at PG high school. They brought home many awards, receiving a one on stage and sight reading.

Starting on a new note

Story by Lourdes Quijas, Staff Writer
March 29, 2023
Members of the Tiger Band celebrate moving on at State. They competed in both the solo and ensemble portions of the competition.

Solo and ensemble

Story by Lourdes Quijas, Staff Writer
March 9, 2023
Junior Carrington Grant checks in leaders from the other schools in the district. High school students in the Leader In Me program volunteered to run the event.

A leader’s luncheon

Story by Lourdes Quijas, Staff writer
January 26, 2023
Quinceaneras are a tradition celebrated all over Mexico and Latin America. Theyre a sign that a young girl is growing up.

Quinceañeras

Story by Lourdes Quijas and Luis Aguilar
December 14, 2022
Junior Taybri Johnson marches with her clarinet at the UIL Area marching contest. The Texas High marching band competed in Mesquite, TX on Oct. 22.

Area competition

Story by Lourdes Quijas, Staff Writer
November 1, 2022
Cashay Austin plays clarinet at the Four States Marching contest on Oct. 1, 2022. The Tiger Marching Band hosted the event at Tiger Stadium.

Four States marching contest

Story by Lourdes Quijas, Staff Writer
October 4, 2022
Assistant Band Director Steve Bennett leads the band in rehearsal.

Band sweepstakes

Story by Lourdes Quijas, Staff Writer
April 21, 2022
Agriculture instructor Kim Spaulding proudly holds a duck. She has given students the opportunity to interact with many animals in her 25 years of teaching.

The Spaulding zoo

Story by Lourdes Quijas, Staff Writer
November 30, 2021
The Matteson twins share many things beyond looks: classes, interests and admiration for each other are among the many things they have in common.

Identical twins

Story by Lourdes Quijas, Staff Writer
November 12, 2021
Playing to success

Playing to success

Story by Lourdes Quijas, Staff Writer
October 28, 2021
The trumpet section stands in a line as they rehearse this years marching performance, The Web.

Is marching band a sport?

Story by Lourdes Quijas, Staff Writer
October 27, 2021
The many hours of marching practice everyday may be putting extensive pressure on band members.

Band kids’ mental health

Story by Lourdes Quijas, Staff Writer
September 28, 2021
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