Music

Music, faith combine at Navarre United Methodist

Music, faith combine at Navarre United Methodist

Navarre United Methodist Church turned the volume up on worship Aug. 16 as a packed sanctuary celebrated summer during a free concert with a group of regionally recognized musicians including nationally known singer Chloe Channell. Pastor Alan McBride said the worship event was the idea of Music Minister Mike Conrad.   Read the full article […]

‘Ms. B’ brings music, positive attitude to the classroom

‘Ms. B’ brings music, positive attitude to the classroom

Walking into “Ms. B’s” classroom in Navarre High School, visitors are greeted not by the sounds of pencils on paper but of the melodious voices of her students and the chirps of a piano. Chorus instructor Caroline Buechner, or Ms. B as her students call her, was selected as Teacher of the Year for the high […]

Local luthier builds cigar box guitars

Local luthier builds cigar box guitars

Rob Wrobel of Destin loves music. For years he played the guitar, but when a motocross accident injured his neck in his late 40s, he lost a lot of motor skills in his hands. Playing the guitar became next to impossible. Flash forward to age 55, a friend introduced Wrobel to a kind of guitar […]

Songwriters Beach Blast brings songs, stories

Songwriters Beach Blast brings songs, stories

The weekend was melodic at Juana’s Pagodas as 19 music acts took to the stage for the second annual Songwriters Beach Blast. Event organizer Daniele Hall said there were a variety of genres performed including Blues, folk, jazz, pop country, classic country and folk country by artist from all over. “Some are local, but the […]

Holley-Navarre Middle celebrates artistic talent, awards

Holley-Navarre Middle celebrates artistic talent, awards

Holley-Navarre Middle School students displayed their artistic talents last week as a series of events at the school showcased their fine and performing arts skills. The media center was full of brightly painted 3D and 2D artwork as HNMS had its end-of-year arts show. Read the full article in the May 18 issue of Navarre […]

Community band hoping to hit the right notes

Community band hoping to hit the right notes

Navarre High Band Director Dean Barrow is hoping to get his community band idea off the ground. Nine showed up to the initial rehearsal last Tuesday in the high school band room but that number is expected to change in the coming weeks as 35 participants are signed up for it. Read the full article […]

Nature alive and well in the classroom

Nature alive and well in the classroom

Tabitha Gorse walks around the Nature Explore Classroom at Hurlburt Field on a sun-splashed Monday morning and points to some of its most interesting features. Read the full article in the Feb. 2 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Education Foundation awards teachers $68,000 in grants

Education Foundation awards teachers $68,000 in grants

Of the 68 Santa Rosa teachers who received $1,000 grants from the Santa Rosa Education Foundation, 26 hail from schools in Navarre and Gulf Breeze. The grants are awarded each year to help teachers implement ideas in the areas of Artistic Literacy, Literacy, Career/Technical Education and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education with the […]

HNFD sets festival date

HNFD sets festival date

As the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years, the National Fire Protection Association is promoting this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” to better educate the public about the critical importance of knowing how old their smoke alarms are […]

Teen depression can be conquered

Teen depression can be conquered

Alex Worthington was a 17-year-old football player with the Navarre High School Raiders. His mother, Liesa Worthington, described him as hardworking, always striving to be the best at what he does for those around him. But after a serious injury to his stomach, Alex was sidelined, and when he returned to the field, he was […]

Momentum Church hosts summer series

Momentum Church hosts summer series

Momentum Church kicked off its Summer Nights series Sunday with a Night of Worship at the Community Life Methodist Church in Gulf Breeze. Matt Arnold, the Worship and Creative pastor at Momentum, said the Sunday worship event was one of two the church does each year and brings both the Navarre and Gulf Breeze congregations […]

Is funding for the arts in Navarre schools falling behind?

Is funding for the arts in Navarre schools falling behind?

In recent years, with budget cuts in federal and state education programs, music and art are subjects which have experienced financial downsizing. In fact, during times with slim funds, many elementary and secondary schools cease to teach these subjects altogether in their classrooms. According to a study conducted and released by the U.S. Department of […]

Woodlawn Beach Middle School transforms for Madrigal performance

Woodlawn Beach Middle School transforms for Madrigal performance

Every two years, the cafeteria at Woodlawn Beach Middle School transforms into a castle from the renaissance period to host the community and parents for their Madrigal performance. The event is scheduled for Dec. 11 and 12 starting at 6:30 p.m. Unlike any other event of its nature, attendees will be served a four-course meal […]