i never saw another butterfly review

The Visual and Performing Arts Academy presented “I Never Saw Another Butterfly”, an imaginative adaptation of Raja Englanderova’s story. The play was inspired by documents written by the children at the Terezin concentration camp during World War II.

Raja Englanderova, the main character and narrator, was played by Niv Ramati, senior. “I hope that the audience walks away not only thinking about the play, but going beyond and thinking about the actual Holocaust and how bad and unnecessary it was.” said Ramati, “Even if they can’t relate to the subject of the play, I hope they are satisfied, and don’t feel like they wasted their time.”

The play was very well thought out in that the characters were very well portrayed and they emotionally connected with the audience. The actors were on point in reenacting the Holocaust and how the Nazis disrupted the educational lives of Jewish children. “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” is different than other Holocaust stories because it mainly focuses on the lives of Jewish children during the Holocaust, rather than generalizing everyone in the Holocaust.

Pauline Lakanen, director and drama teacher, said, “I think we all have to be aware of what terrible things people have gone through in the past so we don’ t commit the same mistakes.” “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” was debuted because Lakanen believes that it will show people all of the unneeded mishaps that have happened, and that we don’t have another crisis like the Holocaust.

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The Silver Hi- Tides Marching Band has proudly returned after a four year hiatus due to school budget cuts and lack of staff members. Marching Band director and ex Hi-Tide, Joshua Figueroa said, “It’s more than the eye can see; it’s not just macrhing, it’s about dedication. hard work, and having Hi-Tide pride!”

Alongside the Marching Band comes the revival of the Auxiliary, so hang in there girls you’ll soon be able to flaunt those moves. The Auxiliary is composed of members that dance at Beach High football games and pep rallies to the songs that the band and percussion play. “Dancers make the band look more exciting and bring more spirit”, said Katherine Hernandez, senior and Auxiliary captain. “They bring out the expression of the music.” Alright girls, if you call just moving your butt left to right and having those boring plain faces on bringing out the essence of the music, then I guess you are. Don’t you want the crowd to notice you? Are you just marching and dancing for yourselves or do you actually want the people to scream HI TIDE PRIDE? Girls in the back: you’re not peforming at a funeral, you’re supposed to smile and curve your bodies. Cassandra Salazar, junior, also adds that “Practicing three times a week instead of two will help the girls get better.” Then make it effective.

Dancers have official wear uniforms, so why do some girls where white shirts while others where red? So why are there are 30 Auxiliary dancers and only about 20 have pom poms? The Auxiliary needs to get their financial priorities straight and do whatever it takes to be ready for their next performance. It doesn’t seem like New World School of the Performing Arts has any issues with their dance team, so why should Beach High? Katherine Hernandez seems to agree that “Official uniforms can definitely improve the Auxilary”, so why doesn’t she, being the captain, do anything about this?

Percussion is an amazing section of the band, and out of any section it really is the one that is on task at every single performance. Kai Vecchio, senior and drummer, said “When it comes down to it, respect is probably the most important element. The marching band is a large group of very diverse, integrated people that have to coordinate and act as one. Without respect for one another it would be very hard to get everything done.” Oscar Cifuentes, junior and drummer, also adds that “Discipline and dedication are crucial to have in the band because you cannot accomplish anything without these.”

The revival of the Beach High Marching Band is truly an amazing activity to have back at the school. It’s definitely something that everyone can participate in. What do you need to be a part of the Marching Band Sensation? Miles Mittenthal, sophomore, said, “”You definitely need to be passionate about what you’re doing. It’s definitely hard work, but in the end of the day, it’s all about having fun and loving what you do. We’re just one big band family and we get all get along well with each other.”

Veronica Duell, sophomore said, “Our Marching Band has a big impact on the Beach High football team because they provide them with support and boost team spirit. Without them I don’t think they would win because last year we didn’t have a marching band, and we hardly ever won.”

Marching Band A&E edit

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The Silver-Hi Tides Marching Band has proudly returned after a four year hiatus due to school budget cuts, and lack of faculty and staff members. Marching Band Director and ex-Hi Tide, Joshua Figueroa said “It’s more than the eye can see; it’s not just marching, it’s about dedication, hard work, and having Hi Tide Pride!”

Alongside the Marching Band comes the revival of the Auxiliary, so hang in there girls you’ll soon be able to flaunt those moves. The Auxiliary is composed of members that dance at Beach High football games and pep rallies to the songs that the band and percussion play. “Dancers make the band look more exciting and bring more spirit”, said Katherine Hernandez, senior and Auxiliary captain. “They bring out the expression of the music.” Alright girls, if you call just moving your butt left to right and having those boring plain faces on bringing out the essence of the music, then I guess you are. Don’t you want the crowd to notice you? Are you just marching and dancing for yourselves or do you actually want the people to scream HI TIDE PRIDE? Girls in the back: you’re not peforming at a funeral, you’re supposed to smile and curve your bodies. Cassandra Salazar, junior, also adds that “Practicing three times a week instead of two will help the girls get better.” Then make it effective.

Dancers have official wear uniforms, so why do some girls where white shirts while others where red? So why are there are 30 Auxiliary dancers and only about 20 have pom poms? The Auxiliary needs to get their financial priorities straight and do whatever it takes to be ready for their next performance. It doesn’t seem like New World School of the Performing Arts has any issues with their dance team, so why should Beach High? Katherine Hernandez seems to agree that “Official uniforms can definitely improve the Auxilary”, so why doesn’t she, being the captain, do anything about this?

Percussion is an amazing section of the band, and out of any section it really is the one that is on task at every single performance. Kai Vecchio, senior and drummer, said “When it comes down to it, respect is probably the most important element. The marching band is a large group of very diverse, integrated people that have to coordinate and act as one. Without respect for one another it would be very hard to get everything done.” Oscar Cifuentes, junior and drummer, also adds that “Discipline and dedication are crucial to have in the band because you cannot accomplish anything without these.”

The revival of the Beach High Marching Band is truly an amazing activity to have back at the school. It’s definitely something that everyone can participate in. What do you need to be a part of the Marching Band Sensation? Miles Mittenthal, sophomore, said, “”You definitely need to be passionate about what you’re doing. It’s definitely hard work, but in the end of the day, it’s all about having fun and loving what you do. We’re just one big band family and we get all get along well with each other.”

Veronica Duell, sophomore said, “Our Marching Band has a big impact on the Beach High football team because they provide them with support and boost team spirit. Without them I don’t think they would win because last year we didn’t have a marching band, and we hardly ever won.” 

 

 

The Silver-Hi Tides Marching Band has proudly returned after a four year hiatus due to school budget cuts, and lack of faculty and staff members. Marching Band Director and ex-Hi Tide, Joshua Figueroa said “It’s more than the eye can see; it’s not just marching, it’s about dedication, hard work, and having Hi Tide Pride!”

Alongside the Marching Band comes the revival of the Auxiliary, so hang in there girls you’ll soon be able to flaunt those moves. The Auxiliary is composed of members that dance at Beach High football games and pep rallies to the songs that the band and percussion play. “Dancers make the band look more exciting and bring more spirit”, said Katherine Hernandez, senior and Auxiliary captain. “They bring out the expression of the music.” Alright girls, if you call just moving your butt left to right and having those boring plain faces on bringing out the essence of the music, then I guess you are. Don’t you want the crowd to notice you? Are you just marching and dancing for yourselves or do you actually want the people to scream HI TIDE PRIDE? Girls in the back: you’re not peforming at a funeral, you’re supposed to smile and curve your bodies. Cassandra Salazar, junior, also adds that “Practicing three times a week instead of two will help the girls get better.” Then make it effective.

Dancers have official wear uniforms, so why do some girls where white shirts while others where red? So why are there are 30 Auxiliary dancers and only about 20 have pom poms? The Auxiliary needs to get their financial priorities straight and do whatever it takes to be ready for their next performance. It doesn’t seem like New World School of the Performing Arts has any issues with their dance team, so why should Beach High? Katherine Hernandez seems to agree that “Official uniforms can definitely improve the Auxilary”, so why doesn’t she, being the captain, do anything about this?

Percussion is an amazing section of the band, and out of any section it really is the one that is on task at every single performance. Kai Vecchio, senior and drummer, said “When it comes down to it, respect is probably the most important element. The marching band is a large group of very diverse, integrated people that have to coordinate and act as one. Without respect for one another it would be very hard to get everything done.” Oscar Cifuentes, junior and drummer, also adds that “Discipline and dedication are crucial to have in the band because you cannot accomplish anything without these.”

The revival of the Beach High Marching Band is truly an amazing activity to have back at the school. It’s definitely something that everyone can participate in. What do you need to be a part of the Marching Band Sensation? Miles Mittenthal, sophomore, said, ““You definitely need to be passionate about what you’re doing. It’s definitely hard work, but in the end of the day, it’s all about having fun and loving what you do. We’re just one big band family and we get all get along well with each other.”

Veronica Duell, sophomore said, “Our Marching Band has a big impact on the Beach High football team because they provide them with support and boost team spirit. Without them I don’t think they would win because last year we didn’t have a marching band, and we hardly ever won.”

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As you may or may not know, Beach High has brought back its Silver Hi-Tides Marching Band! Due to school budget cuts, and lack of faculty and staff members, the MBSH Marching Band has not been available for students for the past four years! No need to worry about that now! Marching Band Director and ex-Hi Tide, Joshua Figueroa, tells us “It definitely feels great to be back! I want to teach my students everything I have learned during my time in the Marching Band. It’s more than the eye can see; it’s not just marching, it’s about dedication, hard work, and having Hi Tide Pride!”

Alongside the Marching Band comes the revival of the Auxiliary, so hang in there girls you’ll soon be able to flaunt those moves! The Auxiliary is made up of dance members that dance at MBSH football games and pep rallies to the songs that the Marching Band performs. A member of the Auxiliary, Olivia Goedde, sophomore, said, “I really like being in the Auxiliary because we get to dance and have fun, and it’s like one big family.” When asked what was thought about the MBSH cheerleaders from the Auxiliary’s perspective, Olivia replied, “We’re both part of the same school, and we both represent the Hi-Tides. They’re cheerleaders and we’re the Marching Band Auxiliary Dancers, I don’t think there should be any conflict between us.”

What do you need to be a part of the Marching Band Sensation? Miles Mittenthal, sophomore, said, “You definitely need to be passionate about what you’re doing. This is my second year in the music program, and I play the saxophone. It’s definitely hard work, but in the end of the day, it’s all about having fun and loving what you do. We’re just one big band family and we get all get along well with each other.”

The revival 0f the MBSH Marching Band is truly an amazing activity to have back at the school! It’s definetly something that everyone can participate in. Veronica Duell, sophomore, says, “I think that the Marching Band is doing a good job so far. I mean, I go to football games regularly and I definitely think that our football team has improved since last year. Our Marching Band has a big impact on the MBSH Football Team because they provide them with support and boost team spirit. Without them I don’t think they would win because last year we didn’t have a marching band, and we hardly ever won.” It has been going around that the Cheerleaders and the Auxiliary have been feuding over who is better. Veronica Duell replied, “Honestly, I think that the cheerleaders do a better job at supporting the football team because they cheer for the football players, while the Auxiliary dances for the Marching Band.”

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Pep Up!

Pep up Hi-Tides! A historical event for Miami Beach Senior High occurred on October 2nd 2009, when the first pep rally was held in the new gym. The MBSH Marching Band, the Auxiliary, the MBSH cheerleaders, and Body and Soul, made a special performance at the pep rally. This pep rally was to motivate our football team to win against Hialeah Gardens. The Hi-Tides won 43-0.

“The cheerleaders really get us pepped up and enthusiastic about playing”, says Karl Kirby, sophomore and MBSH football team starter, center player. “Pep rallies are always so exciting to us because the Hi-Tides get to show us their Hi-Tide Pride, and how much they support the football players.” Kirby also adds, “We will win against any other team no matter because we are athletically better and we have something no team other than us can ever have, and that’s Hi-Tide spirit!”

“We’re always going to win. Even when we lose, we win”, says Haley Rodriguez, senior and MBSH cheerleader. “Our job as cheerleaders is to create inspirational cheers so that the football players know that no matter what we support the team.” 

MBSH MARCHING BAND 2nd Draft

Miami Beach Senior High has brought back its Silver Hi-Tides Marching Band in the beginning of the 2009-2010 school year. Due to school budget cuts, and lack of faculty and staff members, the MBSH Marching Band had not been available for students for the past four years. Now, the MBSH Marching Band meets every Tuesday and Thursday at the MBSH Bandroom at 2:45 PM.

 

Joshua Figueroa, Marching Band Director and ex-Hi Tide, tells us, “It definitely feels great to be back! After so many months of calling alumni, we finally arranged 3 main Hi-Tide Alumni to organize the Marching Band, and to be in charge of it.”

 

What do you need to be a part of the Marching Band, you may ask? Miles Mittenthal, sophomore, says, “You definitely need to passionate about what you’re doing. This is my second year in the music program, and I play the saxophone. It’s definitely hard work, but in the end of the day, it’s all about having fun and loving what you do. We’re just one big band family and we get all get along well with each other.”

 

Alongside the band members, came the revival of the Auxiliary. The Auxiliary is made up of dance members that dance at MBSH football games and pep rallies to the songs that the Marching Band performs. A member of the Auxiliary, Olivia Goedde, sophomore, said, “I really like being in the Auxiliary because we get to dance and have fun, it really is one big family.” You may have heard that there has been some rivalry between the Auxiliary and the MBSH cheerleaders. Olivia Goedde replied, “We’re both part of the same school, and we both represent the Hi-Tides. They’re cheerleaders and we’re the Marching Band Auxiliary Dancers, I don’t think there should be any conflict between us.”

 

 

What is thought of the revival of the MBSH Marching Band? “I think that the Marching Band is doing a good job so far,” replied Veronica Duell, sophomore, “I mean, I go to football games regularly and I definitely think that our football team has improved since last year. Our Marching Band has a big impact on the MBSH Football Team because they provide them with support and boost team spirit. Without them I don’t think they would win because last year we didn’t have a marching band, and we hardly ever won.”

First Draft part 2

As you may or may not know, Beach High has brought back its Silver Hi-Tides Marching Band! Due to school budget cuts, and lack of faculty and staff members, the MBSH Marching Band has not been available for students for the past four years! No need to worry about that now! Marching Band Director and ex-Hi Tide, Joshua Figueroa, tells us “It definitely feels great to be back! I want to teach my students everything I have learned during my time in the Marching Band. It’s more than the eye can see; it’s not just marching, it’s about dedication, hard work, and having Hi Tide Pride!”

 

Alongside the band members, comes the revival of the Auxiliary. The Auxiliary is made up of dance members that dance at MBSH football games and pep rallies to the songs that the Marching Band performs. A new member of the Auxiliary, Olivia Goedde, Sophomore, says, “I really like being in the Auxiliary because we get to dance and have fun, and it’s like one big family.” When asked what was thought about the MBSH cheerleaders from the Auxiliary’s perspective, Olivia replied, “We’re both part of the same school, and we both represent the Hi-Tides. They’re cheerleaders and we’re the Marching Band Auxiliary Dancers, I don’t think there should be any conflict between us.”

 

What do you need to be a part of the Marching Band Sensation? Miles Mittenthal, Sophomore, says, “You definitely need to be passionate about what you’re doing. This is my second year in the music program, and I play the saxophone. It’s definitely hard work, but in the end of the day, it’s all about having fun and loving what you do. We’re just one big band family and we get all get along well with each other.”

 

When asked what was thought of the revival of the MBSH Marching Band, Veronica Duell, Sophomore, answered, “I think that the Marching Band is doing a good job so far. I mean, I go to football games regularly and I definitely think that our football team has improved since last year. Our Marching Band has a big impact on the MBSH Football Team because they provide them with support and boost team spirit. Without them I don’t think they would win because last year we didn’t have a marching band, and we hardly ever won.” It has been going around that the Cheerleaders and the Auxiliary have been feuding over who is better. The Beachcomber wanted to find out what others had thought. Veronica Duell replies, “Honestly, I think that the cheerleaders do a better job at supporting the football team because they cheer for the football players, while the Auxiliary dances for the Marching Band.”