Music classes perform in music festival

Choir, band, orchestra students showcase their talents

Sadie Ruppert, Reporter

As a way to showcase the talent of all of LT’s music groups and classes, the Spring Festival of Music concert was held in the SC fieldhouse on May 16. The wind ensemble, jazz band, orchestra, and choir musical curricular classes performed at the concert. It was a great way for people to hear and support all of the different LT music groups in one concert, band director Mark Dahl said.

“I’ve been working at LT for 20 years and this concert has been an annual tradition since before I started,” Dahl said. “I always really enjoy getting to hear all of the different music groups at one concert.”

There are many students involved in all levels of orchestra, band, and choir, and they don’t often get to all perform together and listen to each other’s music, he said. It united everyone and showcased what the groups have learned and worked on throughout the year.

“My favorite part of the whole concert [was] just letting the students and audience hear all of the amazing work everyone has been doing,” Dahl said.

Students who are involved in music programs at LT were excited to both play and watch the performances at the Spring Festival of Music, oboe player Lukas Phillips ‘24 said. 

“As someone who is involved in band and has friends in a lot of music programs, it [was] really cool to see everyone’s achievements and see everyone’s hard work pay off,” Phillips said. 

The band students have worked very hard all year and were prepared for their last performance, Phillips said. 

“I’m definitely sad to be at the end of the year and [have played] our last performance,” Phillips said. “I’m sad to see the seniors leave because of how hard we all worked this year and how much we accomplished together.” 

The students were enthusiastic about performing and hearing everyone else’s music, Monika Papartis ‘23 said.

“I [was] really excited for the concert, but it is the last one of my high school orchestra career, so it [felt] very bittersweet,” Papartis said. 

For the choir as well, they were excited to perform in the festival as their last performance, Greta Sandman ‘24 said.

“It is nice to end the year with such a big event, and it provides such a nice community to perform with and for,” Sandman said.