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MHS Orchestra performs fall concert Nov. 10

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Marshall High School Orchestra Director Kevin Lines gestures toward student musicians Wednesday, Nov. 10, as they receive applause for their performance of the group's fall concert.
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The Marshall High School Orchestra performed its fall concert Wednesday, Nov. 10, starting the program with what may have been the most difficult task, according to Director Kevin Lines.

The first piece was "Arlington Sketches" by Elliot Del Borgo, which the orchestra performed without a conductor.

What the students just did was something we would consider chamber music ... when you perform without the benefit of a conductor," Lines said when the music stopped. "Many would argue that it is one of the highest evolved musical art forms. You just heard these students manipulate the starts, the stops, the tempo changes, the little nuances that made this such an interesting song to listen to."

Lines then turned to the orchestra.

Lexie McDanel performs as one of the first violinists during the fall concert.
(Eric Crump/Democrat-News)
"Guys, you did an oustanding job," he said.

In addition to the opening piece, the students performed "Season of Gold by Kirt N. Mosier, "Rondeau and Chaconne" by Henry Purcell, "He Shall Feed His Flock" by George Frederic Handel, "Fascination" by F. D. Marchetti, "The Way We Were" by Marvin Hamlisch and "The Chase" by David Shaffer.

The orchestra includes the following students:

First violin
Lexie McDanel
Jacob Phillips
Jonathan Phillips
Stephen Meyer
Bryson Fergison
Ian Swisher
Rachel Sapone
Jesse Lundervold

Second violin
Dylan Fornshell
Courtney Anderson
Shayla Mills
Courtney Crusha
Liz Hood
Taylor Ervin
Molly King
Cindy Umana

Kameron Godsey

Adam Tucker
Jana Lappin
Kirsten Kelly
Tyler Adcock
Antonia Turner

Brandon Pace
Morgan Beeler
Carlyn Crawford
Olivia Diehm
Allyson Cain
Alexis Schwald
LaVona Lawton
Analee Tucker
Amanda Harrelson
Jasyn Dailing

Caitlin Crawford
Dalton Lines

Making a special appearance was ubiquitous bassist Charles Ferguson, former director of orchestra at Marshall schools, former director of Marshall Municipal Band, director emeritus of Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra and currently on the music faculty at Missouri Valley College.

He also plays bass in Sedville Jazz Band.

Ferguson filled in for a student who was unable to attend the concert, Lines said.

Contact Eric Crump at ecrump@marshallnews.com

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