Steller High School Prom, “Secret Garden,” – Saturday, May 4, 2019

During an All Steller High School meeting after school, it was decided by the vast majority of the students in attendance, that the Steller High School Prom 2019, “Secret Garden,” will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at the Senior Center on 19th St. from 8:00pm -12:00am.

It was also determined that in order to ensure that the prom could take place, parents would need to sign up to chaperone and students would need to volunteer to help decorate the venue.  

We would like to thank all students who attended the impromptu meeting.  Thank you for sharing your ideas and opinions and for participating in true Steller form by respecting the opinions and ideas of others even though they may not be your own. 

We hope to see you all at the, “Secret Garden.”

Please note, if you are planning on bringing a guest who does not attend Steller Secondary, sign ups close at 4:00pm, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. 

All Community Meeting – Thur, April 25, 2019, 6:00pm-7:30pm

We would like to invite everyone in our Steller Community to attend the spring All Community Meeting, Thursday, April 25, 2019, from 6:00pm-7:30pm.  Students will present the Passage Projects they have been working on this semester and our students who attended our Ecuadorian Exchange Program will share their experiences.
Come and Support Our Steller Community!  

Course Survey Links for 19/20 School Year- Middle and High School Surveys- Please Complete

Please visit the following links to complete course surveys:

Middle School:

Middle Schoollink: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFD6sIKwS1AfYI7I-azUyhOdpVUUFh3APh3CIZaYddZWLPzA/viewform?usp=sf_link

High School link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfEe5PQhYOVOzqQ1GtwZdVYBWTJvJ5VRXj1zo4xj8xPtTRVOw/viewform?usp=sf_link

​Steller Band Won 3rd Place!

The Steller Band entered a band competition during the Aurora Music Festival last week in Nenana.  Our selections were “Southamton March” by Robert Sheldon and “Chorale and Shaker Dance II” by John Zdechlik.  The band received the 3rd place, overall.  “We really worked hard for this competition.  The students were so focused and learned a lot,” said Mr. Toba, the band director.  “This award is the direct result of our dedication and musicianship.  I could not be more proud of our students.”  The 3rd place plaque will be displayed in the Steller office.

Steller Band Students Did Exceptionally Well at the Aurora Music Festival

Steller Band participated in the Aurora Music Festival in Nenana last week.  During the festival, many of the band students entered solo/ensemble adjudications.  The results were outstanding.


Solos
Johnathen Jencks, tuba solo – superior
Xavier Libbrecht, bassoon solo – superior
Griffin Lindsay, French horn solo – superior
Tatiana Rogers, flute solo – superior
Erica Stryker, trumpet solo – superior
Kohlby Vierthaler, trombone solo – superior

Small Ensembles
Erica and Kohlby, brass duet – superior
Tatiana and Arnan Anthony, mixed duetTatiana and Gabe Krompacky (Susitna Valley High School), woodwind duet – superior

The soloist would like thank Marcia Stratman for providing the piano accompaniment.

The entries that received superior ratings earned the right to participate in the state solo/ensemble festival in May.  Furthermore, Tatiana was the first nominee for the command performance, so she actually played for the command performance show.  Griffin and Xavier received the 2nd nominations, too.


“Our band students prepared very well, and it showed in the results”, said Mr. Toba, the band director.  “This is our 3rd year participating in the music festival.  Since the first year, more and more students are eager to do even better.  I am very proud of the students who went beyond the expectations.”  

The ASAA State Solo/Ensemble Festival will be held on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, the 11th, at U.A.A.

Nobuo Toba
Band Teacher
ASD Fine Arts Department
(907)742-0171