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Saints Percussion Finishes 14th In World Championship Competition

The 14th best indoor drumline in the world resides at Limestone College. The group known as Saints Percussion recently made its fifth consecutive appearance at Winter Guard International (WGI) World Championships in Dayton, OH. The ensemble managed its three best performances of the season, posted a finals score of 83.76, and earned the No.14-ranking in the world.

Limestone Chorus Spring Concert Set For April 30

The Limestone College Chorus will host its spring concert “All About Love” on Tuesday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. inside Fullerton Auditorium. Admission into the concert is free and the public is invited to attend. The concert will be conducted by Professor of Choral/Vocal Music Education Dr. Gena Poovey, and she will be accompanied by Professor of Music Dr. David B. Thompson. The concert will also feature Jim Simmons on piano and Stacy Wiley on violin.

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.

Limestone Chorus Departs For Tour of Germany

The Limestone College and Community Chorus departed from campus on Sunday, May 13, to perform during a tour of Germany. The eight-day concert tour of Germany, which concludes on May 20, will include stops in Berlin, Wittenberg, Leipzig, Erfurt, Eisenach, and Dresden. The chorus is conducted by the College’s Professor of Choral/Vocal Education Dr. Gena Poovey and is accompanied by Limestone Professor of Music Dr. David Thompson. 

Wind Collision Concert Scheduled April 9

The Limestone College Department of Music presents Wind Collision in concert on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in Carroll Recital Hall.  Comprised of Jonathan Kierspe on saxophone and Samuel Anderson on bass trombone, Wind Collision was formed in 2017. The duo initially met during their senior year of high school at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, and they have since performed at a NASA Regional conference in Indiana, commissioned six works, and set up a multi-state tour where they will give masterclasses and perform their original works. 

Saints Percussion Back In Action For 2019 Competition Season

Limestone College’s indoor drumline, Saints Percussion, made its 2019 debut on January 26 at the Carolina Winter Ensemble Association (CWEA) Premiere West held at Dorman High School. Presenting approximately half of its program, "Behind Blue Eyes," the ensemble posted a score of 71.70, a 10-point increase of a prior score from its charter season in 2014.

Saints Percussion Continues To Improve Competition Scores

Limestone College’s indoor drumline, known as Saints Percussion, competed at the Winter Guard International Spartanburg Regional at Dorman High School on March 2 and performed its show “Behind Blue Eyes.” The show featured music by The Who and was the first public performance of the program in its entirety. Saints Percussion finished in third place with a score of 72.65, an 11-point increase of a prior score from the ensemble’s charter season in 2014.

Senior Percussion Recital Scheduled For Tuesday, February 19, at Fullerton Auditorium

On Tuesday, February 19, seniors Will Tomkins and Quandarius Neal will present a joint percussion recital at 7:30 p.m. in Fullerton Auditorium. Tomkins first discovered his love for percussion 13 years ago. Known for always sitting in the back of the classroom, it was no surprise when the then-clarinetist found his way to the back of the band room… and right to the percussion instruments. That same year, Neal, a Union, SC native, found himself drawn to them for a different reason. “Seeing my big sister do band made me join,” he said. “I joined percussion because it looked cool.”  

Marching Saints Now Welcoming Students From Spartanburg Community College

The Limestone College Athletic Bands will now be providing opportunities for students from Spartanburg Community College to join the Marching Saints. The new partnership will give Spartanburg Community College students a chance to take the field with the band at Limestone football games, local marching competitions, and more. Spartanburg Community College students who are interested must attend the Marching Saints Band Camp that runs August 10-17. Following the completion of camp, students will practice each Monday and Thursday from 3:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. during football season.

Limestone Chorus To Once Again Deliver "Singing Valentines" On February 14

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and the Limestone College Chorus is once again making plans to help you surprise your special someone. For the fifth straight year, the Limestone College Chorus is prepared to deliver an out of the ordinary gift later this month, a Singing Valentine. The Chorus members will deliver Singing Valentines throughout the Cherokee County area on Thursday, Feb. 14, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Piano Concert By Ryan F. Smith At Limestone On March 19

Pianist Ryan F. Smith will perform in concert at Limestone College on Tuesday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. inside Fullerton Auditorium. Smith is a native of Union, and his 95-year-old grandmother graduated from Limestone in the Class of 1924. He is a Fellow of Music at New Saint Andrews College and Conservatory of Music in Moscow, Idaho, where he teaches a full piano studio. Smith has performed across the United States in both solo and collaborative recitals. Prior to his move to Idaho, he was on the Music faculty at Coker College.

12th Annual Honor Band Concert At Limestone College On January 31 & February 1

The Limestone College Department of Music will conduct its 12th annual High School Honor Band Clinic Thursday, Jan. 31, through Friday, Feb.1. Each year, students from grades 9-12 are nominated by their band directors to participate in the clinic. Those selected are then asked to submit audition videos to determine chair placement. But regardless of where they sit, participants will receive top-notch instruction and the opportunity to perform with their highly-talented peers, completely free of charge.
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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.

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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.