The Gahanna Lincoln High School bands will honor graduating seniors at the final concert of the year at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15, in the high school auditorium, 140 S. Hamilton Road.
"This is always a fun concert for our bands and audience," said Rob Cebriak, band director. "We play lighter music for this concert, and we get to feature some of our outstanding senior class."
Featured soloists will include trumpeter Austin Viers, flutist Rachel Howard, percussionists Willie Barthel III, Josh Gregory, Michael McMasters and Greg Rogers, and the Taskforce Saxophone Quartet, including seniors Stephen George and Laura Stegner.
"Our seniors have been our leaders this year and have helped guide the bands to some excellent performances," Cebriak said.
Viers will play The Debutante, a solo written by Sousa Band cornetist Herbert L. Clarke. Howard will play the first movement from Poulenc's Sonata for flute. the percussionists will demonstrate rudimental drumming in Field Ayres, and the saxes will perform Flight of the Bumblebee.
"In addition to the solos, we will have medleys of music from Pirates of the Caribbean and The Wizard of Oz, which is celebrating the 75th year of its theatrical release," Cebriak said.
The concert will include performances by the freshman band, blue band and gold band.
"It will be an exciting concert with something to interest everyone," Cebriak said.
The concert is free and open to the public.
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Gahanna Lincoln High School's "S" Club, an all-girls community-service club, is hosting a two-day summer workshop June 3-4 for incoming freshman girls.
Club adviser Marcie Aiello Please said students should go to http://tinyurl.com/goalgirl14 to obtain a registration form to sign up.
The workshop is open to only the first 100 girls who return their registration form and a $5 workshop payment by Friday May 23.
The mission of the club is to improve the lives of women and children.
For more information, email Aiello at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Marla K. Kuhlman