Life Under Stage Lights!

On April 18th, 2023, the LCHS band performed a breathtaking concert featuring “Leetonia”, “Ave Maria”, “His Honor”, “Hymnsong”, and “Beyond the Summit”, along with many small group performances. The band worked diligently all semester to tie together a well-earned masterpiece. Their hard work was witnessed after seats were filled by family and friends. 

The posse of quartets played approximately 3-5 minutes each. Here are some words from Lauren Kennedy (11) expressing how she felt while playing her trombone quartet.

“I was a little nervous because I was the first one playing, but after it started I wasn’t nervous. I definitely could have played more stylistically, but other than that, I thought it was good,” Kennedy said.

Despite the audience being packed, and their cameras being out, the team persevered through their stage jitters and pulled off a splendid concert. The saxophonist Avery Cannon (11) performed throughout the show and participated in a saxophone quartet. Cannon confidently states that she and her fellow band members pulled off a great show. 

I think I played well and I believe our band performed very well too. I don’t think there was anything that I, as an individual, could have fixed. Nonetheless, I think that the pieces we performed were fantastic. We’ve really come a long way as a group and I believe our last concert showed that,” Cannon said.

The music showcased consisted of upbeat and fast-paced tunes. The audience remained entertained and gave a standing ovation to each song, though others might have an opposing opinion for which song they favored.

Nathaniel Caldwell (11) stood tall as he played his saxophone for the show and his quartet. He communicated which songs he favored most throughout the show.

[My favorites were] the saxophone quartet and ‘Beyond the Summit’ because they were both challenging and fun at the same time,” Caldwell said.

The concert left loved ones with a happy ending to their day and memories to look back on. Congratulations to Mr. Slimp and his assistant for conducting wonderful pieces of music, and well done to all the students performing. It was truly a night to remember. We all appreciate the effort the band has put into each musical composition.