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Lincoln-Way Students Perform in Music City USA
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Nearly 90 Lincoln-Way High School orchestral students from across the districts four high schools and guitar students from Central and West traveled to Indianapolis and Nashville to perform for their 2015 Spring Break Tour April 7-10.

Our students were thrilled for the opportunity to perform at some of the nations most iconic music venues, said Stacy Williams-Jackson, Lincoln-Way Central music department chair. This trip provided students with memories that will last a lifetime.

The group performed at a variety of venues during the four-day tour beginning with a concert by the guitar ensemble and the Lincoln-Way Central quartet at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA). The concert was broadcast on IMAs website.

In Nashville, students toured the Parthenon, enjoyed the live music venues on downtown Broadway Street, enjoyed barbecue, and an evening of line dancing.

Both ensembles had 90-minute clinics with the faculty at Belmont University and performed outside of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

The clinicians who spent time with our students provided valuable feedback and rave reviews about the excellent musicality of Lincoln-Way students, said Williams-Jackson.

One of the trip highlights was recording four selections at the world-famous Studio B, where Elvis Presley recorded 31 of his top musical hits. The students selections were mastered and copied at the Country Music Hall of Fame. The trip also included an evening at the Ryman Auditorium for the Grand Ole Oprys Country Classics programs.

On the return trip, students explored Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky.