On March 12, the Lincoln County Performing Arts put on a display of their students talents.

This concert, which started at 6:30, displayed the talents of the middle school bands and choirs as well as their high school counterparts.

The concert was well attended, which is to be expected since the high school and middle school pull students from all three towns in the northern part of the county. Some of these groups have been working on their craft since the beginning of the school year, while many of the more seasoned students have been practicing their talent for much, much longer. Some of the groups were even being judged so that they could qualify to go to various events around the country.

The concert choir, for example, was qualifying to go to a festival at Knott’s Berry Farm called “Music in the Parks,” where they will perform for judges from around the nation.

The concert opened with the sixth-grade band and their rendition of the famous Queen song, “We Will Rock You,” as well as the song “Colossus.” Mr. Lester, the band and choir teacher, as well as the conductor for the evening, reminded the audience that these students had, in most cases, just begun working with their instruments, and to remember that all great talents have to start small. Nonetheless, the songs were performed well and were true to their original works.

After the sixth grade choir came a solo from Donovan Plunkett, singing “For Forever,” followed by the MVMS band, with their take on the songs “Night on Bald Mountain,” “Variations on a Civil War Tune,” and “African Spirit Dance.” Another solo followed, “Dancing on my Own,” sung by Sierra Philips.

Next up was the concert choir, who sang “Et la Terra Pax,” “Cindy,” and “Simple Gifts.” Then Loni Philips sang “Stand By Me.”

The Lincoln County High School band then took to the stage, playing “Rondo Royale” and “Apollo: Myth and Legend.” A piano solo was then played by Natalie Whimple, called “Sonata Muzio Clementi,” followed by the show choir. The high-energy group began their part with “Better When I’m Dancin’,” followed by “Razzle Dazzle.”

With that, the concert ended, and each of the groups was given a well-earned congratulation on their stellar performances.