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Guitar students rehearse before playing tests: Photo of the Day 11/9/17

Guitar students rehearse before playing tests: Photo of the Day 11/9/17

November 9, 2017


Filed under Photo of the Day, Showcase

On Thursday, November 9, Mr. Kevin Lloyd's third-period class prepared to perform for their playing tests on the music they've recently learned. This class is one of several musical courses led by Lloyd, who also directs the Linganore Band program. The guitar course is split into three levels, e...

Linganore’s Red, Black, and Blues Band performs live!

by Lourdes Jack, Reporter

May 26, 2017


Filed under Spring 2017, Video

On May 18th and 19th, Mr. Lloyd brought the blues and jazz music to the students in the cafeteria.  The new blues band played on the 18th. The jazz ensemble played on the 19th.  The students of the blues band were excited to show their classmates what they have been practicing for the past few months. The...

Flutist Katsumoto, more than a melody

Flutist Katsumoto, more than a melody

by Emily Reed, Editor

March 3, 2017


Filed under #Lancer of the Week, Showcase, Spring 2017

Since fourth grade, Erika Katsumoto has been playing the flute. Six years later, she is still pursuing her passion. She is a part of Linganore's concert band and second semester symphonic band. Outside of school, she is involved in the woodwind ensemble at Hood College, Frederick Youth Flute Choir, and All-County band. "She has earned first chair in All-County Band as a fresh...

Winter guard team paints a seasonal design for competition: Photo of the day 12/28/16

Winter guard team paints a seasonal design for competition: Photo of the day 12/28/16

by Tory Spruill, Photo Editor

December 29, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Photo of the Day, Showcase

On December 28, the indoor winter guard team painted their performance floor for their 2017 show. The show's theme is “Autumn,” and the team’s first competition is in Biglerville on February 4. This year’s performance song is The Great Divide by Jonathan Elias. The uniforms are under constructio...

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...

Marching Band prepares for Tour of Terror: Photo of the Day 9/6/16

Marching Band prepares for Tour of Terror: Photo of the Day 9/6/16

by Elizabeth Anderson, Reporter

September 6, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Photo of the Day, Showcase

Since the end of the 2015-2016 school year, Mr. Kevin Lloyd and his marching band students have been getting ready to present a show that is "to die for." This year's Twilight Zone theme centers around the mysterious occurrences at the Hollywood Hotel, where, during a thunderstorm, wealthy guests are...

Anna Meadors visits Music Theory class: Photo of the Day 6/2/16

Anna Meadors visits Music Theory class: Photo of the Day 6/2/16

by Beau Cameron, Editor

June 2, 2016


Filed under Photo of the Day

Jazz musician and composer Anna Meadors is passionate, hard-working, and musically gifted. On June 1st, she shared her story with Linganore's music theory class and told them about her life as a musician and composer. After graduating from LHS in 2007, Meadors completed her undergraduate deg...

Professional poet James Nicola teaches students about mindfulness through poetry

Professional poet James Nicola teaches students about mindfulness through poetry

by Emily Seth, Reporter

December 8, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On Thursday, November 19th, 29 students went on stage and performed their poems for the Poetry Out Loud competition. However, quite a bit of planning and preparation went into the tournament, including having professional poet James Nicola give the competitors tips during the dress rehearsal on Novemb...

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...

Band students get tribal: this year’s show reaches new heights

Band students get tribal: this year’s show reaches new heights

by Emily Seth, Reporter

September 15, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The 2015-2016 marching band show is going to be wild--literally. This year’s show, One Tribe, is based around an African theme. The band plays a piece called Tribal Effect, which is meant to show what people can do when they come together as one. “We haven’t done a show with an African theme since 2...

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