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The music behind the champions

The show band celebrates their best band award, which they won at the Bettendorf competition.

Tony Medellin, Reporter

February 14, 2020

Feb. 8th was a great day for the Wahlert show choir program. During the competition at Bettendorf High School, Impulse won many awards including best vocals, best choreography, best crew, Grand Champions, and best band.  Impact also won Grand Champions in the prep division and made night finals fo...

How one man saved Wahlert’s band

Mr. Bechard in the middle of a lesson with the band class.

Alejandro Rojas, Editor

November 7, 2019

It has been a year full of change at Wahlert. With numerous teachers leaving, and even more coming in, there have been plenty of fresh new faces roaming the hallways. Yet, the one that has had the loudest impact is new band teacher, Mr. David Bechard.  Since his arrival, the band program went fro...

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