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Editor’s Pick

Editor’s Pick

Joel Tinseth, The Beat Editor

October 24, 2014

Euphoriometer: ((9.6)(e^i π))/((-π)(3.33)) out of 10 Awesome Album Analysis: The pinnacle of the modern rock scene, Thousand Foot Krutch’s latest album, Oxygen, showcases the lyrical talent and passion for which the group is known. Evenly composed of both heart-racing tracks like “Give It to...

Artist Profile: Ryan Belaire

Artist Profile: Ryan Belaire

Joel Tinseth, The Beat Editor

October 24, 2014

While most of us were concerned with graduating elementary school and monitoring the US economy as it plunged into a recession in the year of 2007, we simply overlooked one of the most important events in contemporary history; seven years ago, Ryan Belaire played guitar for the first time. “My favorite...

Drew, Dybing, and Dittmar are the dynamic…trio

Drew, Dybing, and Dittmar are the dynamic…trio

Joel Tinseth, Beat Editor

October 24, 2014

Ever since previous band director Phillip Donley went out with the world’s most persistent and passive flu ever, the band has had a hard time “philling” the gaps left by Donley’s copyrighted music arrangements that can’t be played in his absence. Deep inside Liberty High School’s prestigious...

Liberty hosts its first Battle of the Bands

Joel Tinseth, Beat Editor

September 3, 2014

On Tuesday, May 13, Liberty High School witnessed the first ever Battle of the Bands, which was coordinated by Band Director Jared Tanner. "The event was really fun with eight student acts and one teacher band," Tanner said. "There were about 140 in the audience and I anticipate a much bigger crowd and ...

What’s Liberty listening to?

Rebekah Campbell, Entertainment Editor

May 6, 2014

KUBE 93.3 "KUBE plays popular music, usually keeping to hip-hop and rap music.  They also have old-school lunch, which is what I appreciate." KISS 106.1 "I listen to a lot of top charted songs and KISS consistently plays them. Jackie and Bender are also very entertaining to listen to." THE END 107...

Tanner: the man behind the band

Kendall Isner and Rebekah Campbell

November 7, 2013

Jared Tanner took over for the band and guitar classes at LHS after filling long-term sub Matt Smtih’s spot and will be teaching here for the foreseeable future. Q: What brought you to Liberty? A: There was a job opening and the music community is pretty small so I was first told "oh, there’s a ...

Musical diversity at holiday concert

Musical diversity at holiday concert

Hannah Matson

January 3, 2013

On Dec. 11, the combined sound of Liberty’s marching band, jazz band, orchestra, and choir shook Maywood’s gymnasium and filled the audience with festive cheer. The annual winter concert featured diverse songs ranging from traditional holiday tunes to some of the Beatles’ greatest hits. When played t...

Constructing and conducting

Matt Campbell

October 18, 2012

Imagine a world where carrying a 50 pound cello and cramming an oversized class into a space barely fit for one student is a daily task. This nightmare is a reality for Liberty’s music programs —due to construction, choir has been displaced to the auxiliary gym and the band and orchestra have been...

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