The Logan County High School Department of Music returned to the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center to deliver its annual Winter Concert on 19 December. This was the fifth straight year the concert was performed at the facility, and as in the past, it proved an excellent means for even the biggest Grinch to get into the Christmas spirit.
The evening’s show began with the Jazz Band playing six selections including I’ll Be Home for Christmas, and (Not So) Silent Night. In addition to the more traditional seasonal selections, the band included the jazz standards Birdland and Chameleon, the later tune featured guest saxophonist Rob Beasley.
The high school Concert Choir followed with seven selections of their own including Cantate Domino, No Room, No Room, and Mary Did You Know. Their performance ended with the selection Christmas…In about Three Minutes, a song that samples 23 Christmas favorites.
Rounding out the evening’s entertainment was the Symphonic Band. The band featured six selections Fantasy on Deck the Hall, A Winter’s Dream, and concluded with Cowboy Christmas, which had a Western slant to traditional carols.
Jazz Band Members: Brandon Appling, Sierra Beaty, Xander Carnal, Penelope Coles, Mollie Crawford, Trenton Fears, Carlos Gonzalez, Erica Lyons, Evan Monte de Oca, Kellie Proctor, and Richard Schoonover iii. Special guests: Larry Vaught- Piano, and Rob Beasley- Saxophone.
Concert Choir Members: Madison Ammons, Sierra Beaty, Xander Carnal, Gabrielle Coles, Haley Edsell, Tieran Judd, Megan Long, Sandra Lyons, Evan Monte de Oca, Alison Moore, Hope Moore, Harley Robertson, Jevarius Robey, and Kellie Proctor.
Symphonic Band Members: Flutes- Calie Dowell, Madison Forrest, Brookyln Haskins, Rylee Hobbs, Mary Mayhugh, Wyatt Reading. Oboe- Bailey Borders. Clarinets: Rayeann Brinkley, Brianna Brooks, Aly Dotson, Ilana Duncan, Carlos Gonzalez, Amber Hershberger, Kassidy Hudson, Mariah Perdue, and Grace Richardson. Bass Clarinets- Bethany Borders and Karlee McLevain. Alto Saxophones- Taylor Corbin, Aminah Darden, Christopher Gonzalez, and Kellie Proctor. Tenor Saxophones- Paige Hailey, Colton Watkins, and Mollie Crawford. Baritone Saxophone- Sierra Beaty. Trumpets- Emilee Bowersock, Cameron Bunce, Xander Carnal, Joshua Lawrence, Austin Smith, Morgan Smith, and Micah Windhaus. French Horns- Erica Lyons and Dawson Rogers. Bassoon- Neil Coursey. Trombones- Jamison McPherson, Connor Saylor, and Dakota Seiber. Baritones- Penelope Coles, Evan Dana, and Lauren Hines. Tubas- Jesse Buchanan and Matthew Robertson. Bass- Richard Schoononver iii. Percussion- Brandon Appling, Ashlynn Canler, Grace Coleman, Mollie Crawford, Trenton Fears, Henry Ham, Ethan Lowery, DJ Penrod, Morgan Parker, and Lauren Pitts.
Users: Dallas Buchanan, Katelynn Hallums, Katelyn Miller, Sidda Sowell, Skylar Stewart, and Xa Vaughn.
All facets of the Christmas production were performed under the direction of David Dayton, Director of Bands & Chorus, Logan County High School.
The evening was made possible with the aid of a SKYPAC “Curtains Up” grant and sponsorship from the Crocker Law Firm.