Drum Line Wins Second in TAPPS Invitational

Liberty Christian’s Drum Line won second place overall at the first Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools’ Drum Line Competition on Sept. 30 at Waco ISD. Liberty Christian Director of Bands Scott Himel said, “On top of an already busy marching band season, Assistant Director and Percussion Instructor Jason Umbach...

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Spring Band Concert on May 10 Features Guest Guitarist

Families from the surrounding communities are invited to the Liberty Christian’s Spring Band Show on Saturday, May 10 featuring guest guitarist Michael Thompson, an elite studio session player for many well-known artists including Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, ‘N Sync, Toni Braxton, Phil Collins, Rod...

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Band Takes State for Third Year in a Row!

After the nine-hour TAPPS state instrumental competition in Belton on March 28, Liberty band students won first place for the third year in a row! Students competed in 14 events and won with a combined score of 332 points, just one point ahead of the second place school! “It was a tough competition, and I am so proud of all of our...

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Drum Major Awarded Lead Chair in All-State Jazz Band

For the second consecutive year, a Liberty Christian student has been selected to play the lead alto saxophone chair in the Texas Private School Music Educators Association (TPSMEA) All-State Jazz Band. Senior Rusty Vittrup, an AP Scholar, was chosen this year, and graduate Matt Walsh was selected last year. Walsh now attends the...

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Band’s Spring Show to Make History Again this Year

The drummer from the band Chicago will be in concert with a professional jazz band and Liberty Christian’s back-to-back state champion band on Friday, May 10, at 7 p.m. at Liberty Christian School. The concert is open to the public, and tickets are just $5 and can be purchased at www.libertychristian.com. “I am excited to...

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Band Wins Back-to-Back State!

For the second year in a row, Liberty Christian students won first overall at the state contest of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools in Belton, Texas, on April 12. Students played an average of 10 songs within multiple groups over the span of nine hours. Liberty entered 15 student solos, eight woodwind small...

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Band Program Continues to Compete and Win

After learning from Bobby Burns Jr. of Earth, Wind & Fire in a clinic and concert at Liberty in March and earning first in state in April, the Liberty Christian Band Program has enjoyed a year of many accomplishments.  And the winning continues.  The Liberty Christian 46-member fifth grade band scored straight 1’s, a...

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Liberty Band Wins State!

The Upper School Band members are the new TAPPS 5A State Champions! Students competed last weekend in Belton, Texas, against the other top bands in the state, and they took first place overall!  Band Director Scott Himel said, “Saturday was an amazing day. All of the students pushed themselves and maxed out their event...

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Liberty Bands Earn 36 Superior-1 Ratings at TPSMEA

On Saturday, March 3, Liberty Christian took all three of its band programs – fifth grade beginning band, Middle School band, and Upper School band – to compete in the annual Texas Private School Music Educators Association (TPSMEA) Solo and Ensemble Contest at Greenhill in Addison.  “We had an amazing day of performing and...

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Band Members Excel at Regional Competition

Liberty Christian’s band scored a superior rating of 1’s almost across the board at the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) Regional Competition held at Liberty on March 1.  “Congratulations to Liberty’s band for an amazing performance!” said Scott Himel, band director. “Band members have worked...

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Marching Band Takes Third in State

Liberty Christian marching band came in third place overall in its first marching band competition ever. To see the video, click band competition. “I am proud of our students for standing toe-to-toe with other great bands,” said Scott Himel, band director. Liberty Christian competed in Frisco on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Texas...

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Band Wins “Best in Class” in National Competition

The Liberty Christian band performed Friday at the Directors Choice Music Festival and Competition in San Antonio and won “Best in Class,” competing against 35 schools from across the nation.  The festival is open to all public and private high school bands and orchestras, and Liberty Christian received a “1” superior...

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Band “Plays Its Heart Out” at State

Liberty Christian is the only school in TAPPS 5A to place in the top six in all four Fine Arts areas: academics and speech, art, vocal music, and instrumental music! Liberty Christian’s Upper School band competed at the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) state contest on April 9. “Our members played an...

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Band Performs this Week – Earns a Close Second at State

Liberty’s bands are preparing for an exciting, busy week, and they continue to perform until the end of May.  “While most other bands are slowing down and getting ready for the summer, we are still going full speed and will end this year with a bang!” said Band Director Scott Himel. “We are proud of them all, from fifth...

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Liberty Band Excels at Competition and Prepares for State

The Liberty Band traveled recently to the Texas Private School Music Education Association (TPSMEA) for its Solo and Ensemble competition in Dallas.  “Wow! It was an amazing day for LCS bands,” said Scott Himel, band director.  Fourteen student events, which include a combination of solos and groups, will advance and...

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Choir and Band Excel in Competition

The Regional TAPPS competition for Choir and Band was hosted by Liberty on Feb. 18. Ann Smith, Upper School choir director, said, “We have an amazing group of very talented kids with hearts that sang for the Lord.” Megan McKenzie, choir accompanist, said, “We are very excited – this is a great accomplishment. “We are very...

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