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Senior Stuart Hay excels as drum major despite complete hearing loss in his left ear.

Conducting success

Sophia Bradley, Editor October 6, 2022

After senior Stuart Hay was born, he failed the standard hearing test given to all newborns, but initially, doctors were unsure about what was causing the issues. Although hearing loss can negatively affect...

Finding niche within band helps create friendships

Nathan Johanson December 2, 2021

I’m in the Viking band, and even though practices can be tough, it is definitely worth it. I love band and I think everyone should consider joining band or participate in some other student organization....

Music plays major role in students’ lives, instrumental to developing mind

Sophia Bradley April 17, 2020

Having the ability to play and understand music is a skill that anyone can acquire over time. Being able to play an instrument is one thing while being able to comprehend and understand what is happening...

Band members earn superior rating, advance to state contest

adviser February 12, 2018

Band members competed at the UIL Region 8 Solo & Ensemble Contest Saturday at Consol. The following students received a 1st division "superior" rating for their performance. Additionally, the ones that...

Band members earn honors at TMEA Region

adviser December 7, 2017

The following students have earned a spot in one of the TMEA Region 8 Bands. They will perform with their respective ensembles on January 20 at Copperas Cove High School. Luke Hubacek, Alto Sax - 3rd...

Band makes history, advances to state

Kaywin McCall November 16, 2017

The marching band competed in the 5A Area marching contest in Galena Park on October 28 where they advanced to the state contest held on Wednesday, November 8 at the Alamodome in San Antonio. This marked...

The beat goes on: Indoor percussion drums up support through artistry, skill

Lucy Raleigh April 20, 2017

Keeping in-step with complicated choreography, telling the story of the performance through facial expressions, and keeping the beat with big drums, simultaneously can be a challenge. Members of Viking...

Indoor percussion gains momentum going into state championship

adviser April 5, 2017

Viking Indoor Percussion placed 2nd in their last competition of the regular season at Tomball Memorial High School. Despite competing in the largest field of Scholactic A units thus far this season,...

Into the theatre: Fine arts department unites to create musical production

Lucy Raleigh March 1, 2017

The curtain rises as all the hours of work, tears, and nerves culminate in this single moment. The Narrator begins the story: "Once upon a time in a far off kingdom", and the stage comes to life transporting...

Indoor percussion group places 1st at competition

adviser February 20, 2017

The Viking Indoor Percussion placed 1st this weekend at the Texas Color Guard Circuit Cypress Falls Competition. VIP ended up at the top of the Scholastic A Class with a score of 74.6. Their next performance...

Viking Indoor Percussion places 3rd at competition

adviser February 6, 2017

The Viking Indoor Percussion (VIP) group placed 3rd at their first competition of the year held at Pasadena Memorial High School on Saturday.

Genetics of band: Marching to the echo of legacy, excellence

Kaywin McCall October 18, 2016

“Now introducing the Pride of Bryan, the Bryan Viking Band!” The announcer's voice booms as the band takes the field and performs their showcase for 7 minutes. Those 7 minutes on Friday nights represent...

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