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"American Horizons" Wind Ensemble Concert Scheduled For December 4 At Limestone

The Limestone College Wind Ensemble will perform an “American Horizons” concert on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Fullerton Auditorium.

Admission to the concert is free, and the public is invited to attend.

Conducted by Dr. Patrick Carney, Limestone Director of Instrumental Music, the Wind Ensemble will feature the works of prominent American composers who have defined the wind band profession throughout the 20th Century. Among them is “Illuminate the Horizon,” an original composition written and conducted by Joseph Earp, Limestone’s Director of Athletic Bands.

Handels Messiah

Handel’s “Messiah” Coming To Limestone College On December 2

Celebrate the beginning of Advent by attending the performance of the Christmas portion of Handel’s “Messiah” by the Limestone College & Community Chorus.  The concert, accompanied by chamber orchestra, will be held in Fullerton Auditorium at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 2. 

There is no admission charge for this event sponsored by the Limestone College Department of Music.

Limestone To Present Percussion Concert On November 13

Limestone To Present Percussion Concert On November 13

Limestone College's two Percussion Ensembles and the iPan Steel Drum Band will be featured in a concert held on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Fullerton Auditorium.

Admission to the concert is free, and the public is invited to attend.

The ensembles will explore music for percussion that is historically significant, as well as music from the modern day. The iPan band will be presenting popular music arrangements along with traditional steel drum band music.

Leso, Cudd To Be Featured At Tuba Recital on November 6

Leso, Cudd To Be Featured At Tuba Recital on November 6

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, senior Thomas Leso and junior Colby Cudd will present a joint tuba recital at 7:30 p.m. in Fullerton Auditorium.

Leso, who has studied the tuba for over a decade, is a second-year member of the 208th Army Band. For his final recital at Limestone College, the music education major will perform “Vocalise,” “Sonata No. 1 in F,” and the “Gregson Tuba Concerto.”

Angela Massey

Flutist Angela Massey in Concert On October 30

The Limestone College Department of Music will present flutist Angela Massey in concert on Tuesday, October 30, at 7:30 PM in Carroll Recital Hall.


Jarred Morehead To Present Guest Artist Piano Concert On October 9

The Limestone College Department of Music will host a piano concert by Jarred Morehead at Fullerton Auditorium on Tuesday, Oct. 9, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

A graduate of Burns High School and a Shelby, NC native, Morehead is a pianist and teacher in New York City.

Joseph Earp Hired To Lead Marching Saints At Limestone

Limestone College has hired as its new Assistant Director of Bands Joseph Earp, whose primary responsibilities will include directing and educating students in the school’s marching band, known as the Marching Saints.

Earp will officially join Limestone’s Department of Music staff on July 1. He will also be responsible for the music program’s recruiting efforts.

“Joseph will bring an enthusiasm for music and education that the Marching Saints membership needs and deserves,” said Dr. Patrick Carney, Limestone’s Director of Bands.

Handel's Messiah

On Sunday April 24th, the Limestone College and Community Chorus performed selections from Handel's Messiah at the First Baptist Church in Gaffney. 

See the pictures on our Facebook page and/or watch the video below.

2016 Marching Saints Student Leadership Announced!


Over the last few weeks, several students applied, auditioned, and interviewed to fill the student leadership roles for the 2016 football and marching season. During this process, it was apparent to the Marching Saints Faculty and Staff that there are many dedicated and talented students that want to see Limestone College’s marching band succeed and grow. While several applicants were music majors, many were not, which shows that anyone with a love for marching and music can participate and shine within the Marching Saints.

Michael Blackwell Wins 2016 Scholarship Competition

The Limestone College Department of Music is proud to announce Michael Blackwell as the winner of the 2016 Scholarship Competition. This competition is held in conjunction with the Department’s annual High School Honor Band Clinic and seeks to reward a high-achieving musician with a generous scholarship to fund their post-secondary education at Limestone College.

Saints Percussion to perform at WGI Regional Event on March 5

This Saturday, March 5th, Saints Percussion, Limestone’s Independent Winter Percussion Ensemble, will be competing at the Winter Guard International Regional at Dorman High School in Spartanburg, SC. Saints Percussion will be performing alongside 30 other TOP high school, college, and independent percussion groups from the Carolinas, Georgia, Virginia, and Tennessee. The Prelims performance for Saints Percussion will be at 1:35 PM and, based on score and ranking, will perform at Finals between 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM.

Marching saints 2015 performance highlights

Building on their short but notable performance history, the Marching Saints are expanding their 2015 Performance Calendar. The young program first stepped into public performance on January 1, 2014 in London England, as one of very select group of bands from the United States to perform in the world-renowned London New Year's Day Parade. In their first season on the field, the Marching Saints worked very hard to support the Limestone Saints Athletics program by traveling to football games in South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Florida. 

Saints Percussion Open House

It's that time again! The first Open House prior to our 2016 season is scheduled for September 27th from 2P-8P at the Limestone College Downtown Campus (101 N. Granard St. in Gaffney, SC). Come meet our staff, meet other percussionists, and DRUM! The cost for this event is $25 (please bring cash or a check made out to Limestone College), which will be applied to the Audition Fee of $75. You may pay the entire Audition Fee at this event if you wish. Once the entire $75 Audition Fee is paid, you are eligible to be offered a Member Contract.