The British invasion hits Miller

Posted November 19, 2013 at 6:19 pm

The Liverpool Legends played to an enthusiastic crowd Wednesday night, November 13 at the Miller High School Gym. The band started with the original Beatles look and sound with the black suit coats and the earlier hits from the band.

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They took an intermission and changed into the Sargent Pepper outfits and the band and chorus students joined them on stage. They did many hits from that time period with the students singing and playing back up with them.

Children and adults alike were dancing, clapping, and singing along.

Director Desiree Yeigh stated “This whole experience was completely geared towards the students. We wanted them to step out of their box and try something new. Not everyone has the opportunity to work with a real live professional band, let alone play on stage with them. Our goal was to bring a boost in the music department and I hope this is something that the kids will take with them for the rest of their lives.”

Director Cleo Kleinsasser added, “This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for these students.  They got to perform with a grammy-nominated band – it just doesn’t get any better than that!”.

Student Amanda Lewellen agreed, “As big of statures as they are, I was surprised at what nice people they were. And also how excited they were to come to a small community like Miller. If they come back to Miller, I will come back from college to see them perform again.” 

Yeigh and Kleinsasser discussed with Marty Scott aka George Harrison how much wonderful feedback we had on the event. He commented, “Please tell the kids that they did a GREAT job and we had a blast working with them.”

Janet Kittelson | The Miller Press

Miller High School Band and Chorus members received first-hand stage experience last Wednesday when they performed with the Liverpool Legends at the Miller Armory.