Cymbals crashed. Tubas and trombones hit their notes. Voices harmonized.
Pershing County’s middle and high school music students displayed their talents in the PCHS auditorium on Tuesday evening.
K-12 music teacher Lisa Voss welcomed the audience to the fall concert. The Montana transplant relocated to Lovelock last year, but she’s been teaching for twenty-five years.
The middle and high school choir opened the show with the National Anthem.
The beginning band students followed. They wrote the highlight of their set in collaboration with their teacher.
“They wanted to do a Halloween piece,” said Voss. “So I sat at the piano and started tinkering. They gathered around and ended up writing their own song, “Spiders and ghouls, and you are cool.”
Next, the string ensemble took to the stage. Niko Katsaris played the cello. Victor Flores, Hannah Gonzalez and Andrea Lazano accompanied him on violins.
“I’m happy we got the string ensemble started,” said Voss. “It gives the students another opportunity to get involved in music.”
The high school and middle school choir closed the show with tributes to the armed forces.
“We wanted to show our veterans how much we appreciate them,” said Voss.
Jeff Moore read the poem, “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae before the choir performed the piece.
Daniel Astle sang the solo portion of “Tell My Father,” from the Civil War musical.
The choir invited the audience to join in as they saluted the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.
The high school and middle school Christmas concert is on December 12 at 6:30 p.m. The elementary school students perform on December 19.