2019 LHS Spring Concert


Photo by Shari Harris
The Concert Band performed at the Spring Concert May 13. Inset is the second place trophy they earned in their division at Music in the Parks contest.
By Shari Harris,
Co-Publisher
Licking Band Director Roger Payne and Choir Director Briana Link, with the accompaniment of Dianne Carter, presented the 2019 Spring Concert on Monday, May 13. Beginning band, in their first public performance, opened the concert with four traditional folk songs; “Rolling Along,” “Hot Cross Buns,” “Go Tell Aunt Rhodie,” and “Marching Steps.” The hard work put in by these beginning musicians was evident in their performance.
Junior High Band followed with three selections. These sixth and seventh graders range from being in their first to their third year of band, so experience is varied. They performed “The Quest” by Gary Fagan; “Salvation is Created” by Pavel Tschenokoff, arranged by Michael Story and “The Tempest” by Robert W. Smith. In the latter selection, the music wove the story of a ship tossed by a sudden storm at sea.
The Cat’s Meow, absent member James Swan, changed the tone from instrumental to vocal music. “This is Gospel” by Panic! At the Disco, arranged by Madelyn Herbrand and Sara Liebl, was their opening number, and featured soloist Keely Crossgrove. “Hollow” by Tori Kelly, arranged by Lane Conley, featured soloist Morgan Langford. The final selection was “I Need Your Love” by Ellie Goulding, arranged by Ben Bram, and featured soloist Cadrian Hutsell. This talented group of vocalists impressed the crowd with their beautiful sound.
Photo by Shari Harris
The Concert Choir demonstrated their award winning voices at the Spring Concert. They earned a first place trophy  in the Mixed Choir A division at Music in the Parks contest.
 This year in addition to their Concert Choir, Licking sent a Women’s Choir to contests. The Women’s Choir performed “Nine Hundred Miles” by Rollo Dilworth, to the delight of those assembled. The Concert Choir impressed the crowd as well, with four selections. A German song, “In Stiller Nacht” by Johannes Brahms and arranged by Russell Robinson, was their first selection. “Come Travel with Me” by Scott Farthing with text by Walt Whitman; “Fly Away Home” by PINKZEBRA. “Rewrite the Stars” by Ben J. Pasek and Justin Paul, arranged by Roger Emerson, rounded out their performance. Kasen Monds & Morgan Langford were featured as Soloists in the final selection.
The LHS 7, minus James Swan who was at the State Golf Tournament Monday evening, performed “Gentle Annie” by Robert Swift. The Girls 6 followed with “Come at Dawn” by Eugene Butler. Choir Director Briana Link announced honors for her vocalists this year. Cadrian Hutsell and Zenobia Swan were named to District Choir in the fall. At the State Music Festival, James Swan earned a “1” and Gold rating for his solo. The Girls 6, with Keely Crossgrove, Ayla Fike, Lexi Hadix, Cadrian Hutsell, Morgan Langford and Zenobia Swan earned a “1” and Gold Rating for their ensemble. Licking also earned first place at Music in the Parks in the Mixed Choir A division. Many other awards were won by Licking vocalists at District competitions as well.
Band Director Roger Payne announced Isaac Haden earned a silver rating at the State Music Festival for his tuba solo. He performed “His Majesty the Tuba” by Robert Dowling and impressed the audience with his mastery of this instrument. Haden was also named to the South Central District Honors Band this year. Numerous band members were named to the Frisco League Conference Band this year, including Jocelyn Jacobs, Aubrie Stephens, Athena Crow, Sean Jacobs, Evelyn Tyree, Camryn Clayton, Ryan Melton and Isaac Haden. The band received an Excellent rating and won second place in their division at Music in the Parks. Payne presented his Director’s Award to Isaac Haden, and the John P. Sousa Award to Jocelyn Jacobs.
The Concert Band finished the evening of music with four selections: “Darklands March” by Randall Standridge, “Across the Wide Missouri” by Claude T. Smith, “At the Apex” by Gary Apex, and Novena; A Rhapsody for Band by James Swearingen.
Licking Schools should be proud of its excellent musicians. They represented the school well in numerous contests this year, and entertained the community at several events and concerts. Congratulations to all.

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