Logan High has gone through a lot of change this year construction wise, and though it has been strenuous and inconvenient for many, some real progress is really starting to show. On October 17, LHS officially opened the doors to the new auditorium for its first assembly. The assembly was called NetSMARTz, and it informed students of how to safely use the Internet and stand up against bullying.
The Logan High Choir started off the year on a high note with their first concert Wednesday night. The concert was held at 7:00 in the newly renovated auditorium at Logan High School.
Directed by Randy Smith, the concert started with the first and second beginning choir singing a total of four songs. A highlight was a medley of songs called The Best of Motown arranged by Kirby Shaw. After the beginning choir, Logan High’s prestigious Crimson Colony took the stage with a variety of songs including a Korean-Latin song called Pal-So-Seong with only a single word being used for most of the song. It then transitioned into the Chauntaires, who sang four songs, ranging from Caleb Burhans Evensong to the classic gospel Down to the River to Pray. Many people would probably recognize the latter, as it’s also heard in the movie “O Brother Where Art Thou” with the lyrics “As I went down to the river to pray, studying about that good ole way and who shall wear the robe and crown good lord show me the way.”
"My favorite part of choir is all the different songs we get to sing. It can be anywhere from classical to gospel."
Sixteen members of Crimson Colony, Logan High School’s chamber choir, joined 600 distinguished choral students from around the state of Utah for All-state Choir earlier this month. All-state is a program sponsored by the Utah Music Educators’ Association that annually invites a notable guest conductor to direct 600 students from all around the state...hence “All State.” The 2016 guest conductor was Dr. Rollo Dilworth, a contemporary composer of African American Spirituals. Dr. Dilworth is also the Chair of Music Education at Temple University in Philadelphia. A young 46 year old, Dilworth connected well with Logan High students, and many of them consider him to be the highlight of their All-State experience.
“Rollo Dilworth is a good person. Straight up. From the moment he walked out on stage and introduced himself, you could tell that he really loves music and loves what he does,” said Rylee Barfuss, a senior and alto in Crimson Colony, “His conducting was easy to follow, and the techniques he presented were understood. I think all of us that went ot Allstate grew in ways we weren’t aware we needed to. His instruction just clicked with us.”
“Rollo Dilworth is a good person. Straight up. From the moment he walked out on stage and introduced himself, you could tell that he really loves music and loves what he does.”
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