Logan Lieurance in Capital Junior Winds
By LENNY C. LEPOLA
News Assistant Managing Editor
Big Walnut Middle School Eighth Grade student Logan Lieurance auditioned for the Capital Junior Winds a few weeks ago and he made the cut; and it’s a special accomplishment for Logan as he is only the second Big Walnut student to be in the prestigious ensemble in seven years.
Capital University’s Junior Winds, conducted by James Dowdy, is a band for exceptional musicians in grades seven through nine, with outstanding sixth graders occasionally accepted.
Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings which began in September. During the year there are three Junior Winds concerts: one in November (near Thanksgiving), a Prism Concert in late February and one the first Sunday in May.
Logan’s audition included snare drum, bells and timpani; he is playing a variety of percussion instruments in the band.
Logan is still doing his annual fundraiser for Mr. Holland’s Opus. This year’s event was last Sunday, October 21, at Sunbury United Methodist Church.
This year’s featured performances were by the Delaware Community Concert Band and the Big Walnut Middle School Jazz Band.
Over 150 people attended the event, and Logan raised $534.59, with a goal to reach $600 in the next two weeks.