The Lake Highlands Freshman Center choir department is planning their annual Spring Patriotic Concert for May 25th at 7:30 pm in the LHHS auditorium and they’re extending a special invitation to folks in the community who’ve served in the Armed Forces. These special guests will be recognized throughout the show for the contribution they’ve made in keeping our country safe and free. “There is not enough recognition for the heroes who have served our country,” said LHFC Choir Director Kasey Wilson, “and this is a wonderful opportunity to honor them.”
Students have been asked to provide photos of their relatives who have served in the military (the deadline for submitting those photos is today, May 14). These photos will be displayed at the concert and returned to their owners. Students are being encouraged to make the event a family project and chat with relatives who can tell of their service experiences or can relay old stories of family members of previous generations. LHFC Principal Bill Gallo has already contributed a photo of his father.
LHFC choir alumni are also invited to attend, and they’ll be encouraged to take the stage for the choir’s final selection, “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”
The LHFC choir had an exceptional year, earning perfect scores at the UIL competition – at total of 18 Superior ratings. They then traveled to the Meyerson Center where they swept the competition, earning Best in Class and Grand Champion honors. “I am proud of these hard working musical students – all of their rehearsals and hard work paid off,” Wilson said.