Bands are judged by three judges on their prepared music, then judged by a fourth judge on sight reading, meaning the band has 5 minutes to look at an unknown piece of music then perform it.
The LCHS band performed their two prepared selections "An American Elegy" composed by Frank Ticheli in memory of those who lost their lives at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999 and to honor the survivors and "Arabian Dances" composed by Brian Balmages which included three dances from the Middle Eastern Lands.
Judge and KMEA President Tonya Bromley said "An outstanding performance in all respects. Congrats," while Judge Steven Page said "Wow! That was the highlight of my day!"
Logan County Band Director, Allen Kennedy, remarked, "I was so proud of my students today. Their performance was amazing; it conveyed passion and really was a pleasure to conduct. Several audience members came up to me afterwards and told me how impressed they were with our performance. It has been several years since Logan has received straight Distinguished ratings and I'm glad to see our hard work pay off. I couldn't be more proud of them."
The LCHS band is under the direction of C. Allen Kennedy and Assistant, Lincoln Rowe.
Their next performance will be at the LCHS Commons Area on Friday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m. as they present their "Night at the Movies" concert, which will feature music from some of the greatest movies of all time. Video clips will be shown while the music is being performed.