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Class of 2018 Countdown: Band seniors strike final chords in last nine days of school

Class of 2018 Countdown: Band seniors strike final chords in last nine days of school

by Elizabeth Anderson, Editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Senior Countdown 2018, Showcase

With only nine days left until they're out of high school for good, band seniors are busy finishing benchmark projects, completing final performances, and saying farewell to close friends. After years of enduring grueling heat, freezing cold, and late nights spent at band camp, concerts, and spring trips,...

Class of 2018: Orchestra seniors leave a lasting note with 21 days to graduation

Class of 2018: Orchestra seniors leave a lasting note with 21 days to graduation

by Elizabeth Anderson, Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Senior Countdown 2018, Showcase

Orchestra seniors are making the most of their last 21 days by working hard to practice music for their spring concert. There are two different ensembles--string orchestra and full orchestra. String orchestra is comprised of students playing string instruments: violin, viola, cello, or string bass. Full...

Marching band prepares for a magical trip to Walt Disney World: Photo of the Day 3/14/2018

Marching band prepares for a magical trip to Walt Disney World: Photo of the Day 3/14/2018

by Elizabeth Anderson, Editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under Photo of the Day, Showcase

On March 13, the marching band and color guard were marching around the LHS front parking lot with cold fingers and colder instruments, practicing their parade music. Some were in shorts, perhaps wishful thinking for 48 hour later when they would be in 80-degree weather.  Less than twenty-four hours...

Move over marching band: orchestra brings classical music to the stage

Move over marching band:  orchestra brings classical music to the stage

by Lauren Hall and Emily Kelly

January 22, 2018


Filed under Features

Linganore is famously known for its marching band, but orchestra is often overlooked. Here's the inside scoop on what orchestra actually is, how it differs from band, and why students love it. Mr. Dye, the only orchestra teacher, said "I love the sound of orchestra music. The literature is one of...

Performing arts department hosts their annual holiday concert

Performing arts department hosts their annual holiday concert

by Yesenia Montenegro and Lauren Hall

December 18, 2017


Filed under News

On December 7, the performing arts department had their annual holiday concert. The concert was conducted by Damon Dye and Kevin Lloyd. The 2017 Holiday Concert included six ensemble groups: the string quartet, the guitar ensemble, Merry TubaChristmas, the percussion ensemble, the concert choir, and t...

One (Not So) Normal Night: singing in the Addams Family

One (Not So) Normal Night: singing in the Addams Family

by Garrett Wiehler, Editor

April 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The weekend of April 7, 8 and 9,  the theater department is putting on the acclaimed musical,  Addams Family. The musical has many moving parts including dancing and acting, but it is the singing that ties the plot together and paints the stage with sound. Music teacher Damon Dye has been helpin...

Holiday Concert gets bells ringing for the season: Photo of the Day 12/1/2016

Holiday Concert gets bells ringing for the season: Photo of the Day 12/1/2016

by Savannah Sitler, Reporter

December 2, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Photo of the Day, Showcase

Linganore held their annual Holiday Concert on December 1, 2016 hosted by conductors Mr. Kevin Lloyd and Mr. Damon Dye. The 2016 concert featured the Guitar Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Concert Choir, Concert Band, and Merry TubaChristmas. This concert was sprung with as much holiday spirit...

Vocal ensemble concert sings the night away: Photo of the Day 5/17/16

Vocal ensemble concert sings the night away: Photo of the Day 5/17/16

by Tory Spruill, Reporter

May 17, 2016


Filed under Photo of the Day, Showcase

On Monday, May 16, the vocal ensemble class performed in a concert under the conduction of the choral director, Mr. Damon Dye. The group consists of 12: Gabriela Coca Leon, Cassia Connolly, Michelle Gass, Karly Johnson, Martha Madrid, Paige Marley, Deanna Parenti, Vanessa Warren, Abbie Weinel, Megan...

Trumpeters play “Taps” to honor veterans: Photo of the Day 11/11/2015

Trumpeters play “Taps” to honor veterans: Photo of the Day 11/11/2015

by Emily Seth

November 11, 2015


Filed under Photo of the Day, Showcase

To honor the veterans who have dedicated their lives for American freedom, the trumpet players in the Linganore Band scattered themselves throughout the school, and, at the end of second block, right before the bell, everyone played "Taps." November 11 is Veterans Day, a day set aside to honor those who have ser...

Anything Goes features live pit orchestra

Anything Goes features live pit orchestra

by Frannie Davis, Reporter

March 31, 2015


Filed under News

Anything Goes, this year’s musical, has a trick up its sleeves. For the first time in two years, the musical has a pit orchestra. A pit orchestra is a live band that plays the score. Pit orchestra director Damon Dye says, “I think (live music is) more authentic. There is more of a dialogue betwee...

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