April 23, 2008
By MICHAEL GILKISON, Back Page Editor
Do you know why April 24 is not only going to make school history, but world history? This day is very special because of the world premiere of “Legacy Music,” written by world renowned composer David R. Holsinger and commissioned by the Georgetown College Tiger Band.
“Legacy Music” was written for Tiger Bands after Holsinger was approached by Dr. Peter LaRue about five years ago, marking the beginning of a long process. During this time, Holsinger did extensive research about the history of
Early on in the process, LaRue told Holsinger about the history of
Additionally, Holsinger was moved by every aspect of Tiger Bands whether it is “grrr…ing” at football and basketball games, playing in parades and being active in the community, or emphasizing devotionals.
After many e-mail communications with LaRue and after spending much time considering the project, Holsinger agreed to write a piece of music specifically for
When asked about the inspiration behind “Legacy Music,” Holsinger attributed it to the brave pioneers who made selfless sacrifices to found
If there was to be a soundtrack for
There are many different aspects of this world premiere that are worthy of recognition.
Whether it is LaRue’s commitment to the ongoing effort, Holsinger’s musical credentials and world famous artistry, or the fact that “Legacy Music,” will live on forever, there is still something bigger. Students can join
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