Lincoln-Way Rock Orchestra Draws HundredsMonday, June 27, 2016
Last night at Lincoln-Way Central High School, over 600 community members attended the 2016 Lincoln-Way Rock Orchestra concert in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
The 115-member ensemble, comprised of 5th-12th grade Lincoln-Way area students and representing all Lincoln-Way high schools, performed ninety minutes of music for a very enthusiastic crowd. In the second half of the show, the audience joined the orchestra by singing along to Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody."
Students prepared all music during twenty hours of rehearsal from June 9-24, which included selections from Led Zeppelin, The Police, Kansas and The Rolling Stones, among others.
Lincoln-Way graduates Madeline Katcher (LWW, 2012), Julie Haring (LWC, 2012) and Meagan Barnett (LWC, 2015) assisted with rehearsals and performed a trio rendition of Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)."
The ensemble was accompanied by Lincoln-Way Central music instructors Mike Bultman (keyboards) and Nate Jackson (guitar), with LWC senior Mark Norden on drums.
Director Stacy Williams-Jackson says, "I am so very proud of all of our Rock Orchestra participants. This concert is such a joyous celebration of what Lincoln-Way is all about: bringing people together to create meaningful experiences for our students. Seeing and hearing our community so enthusiastically support these performers is a memory these students will not soon forget. Many thanks to all who attended our annual concert!"