Community members were in for a special treat Saturday evening, as the Logan-Rogersville Band Department hosted its first-ever LR’s Got Talent show in the high school auditorium.
Talents ranged from singing and playing instruments to dancing and gymnastics. A total of 28 students performed in the show, along with three faculty members: Rebecca Barringer, Aaron Roten and Eric Dameron. The event started with the primary school to upper elementary school acts, followed by the middle school and high school competition. Sixth-graders Aisley James and Ella Clopton participated in the primary school to upper elementary group. For her act, James performed a hula hoop dance, using three hula hoops as she moved around the stage.
“I just practiced at home or any place I could find,” said James. “I was hoping to use more than three hula hoops, but we wanted ones that matched. I had to practice every day to get it down.”
Clopton, who just started tap dancing last year, did a dance routine to “Singing in the Rain,” which she choreographed herself.
“I spent a couple of days choreographing my dance,” said Clopton. “I practiced it about every night, but then I got sick close to the talent show, so I did not get to do it as much, but I was happy that I still got to perform in the show.”
During intermission, participants could bid on various items at the silent auction. At the end of show, Rogersville Mayor Jack Cole announced the winners of the talent show. Junior Corey Sivils received the first place prize ($100) for his dance, freshman Ethan Smith earned second place ($50) for his piano solo and juniors Amber Domiano and Mikayla Dieckhaus earned third place ($25) for their saxophone duet. All of the contestants earned a certificate for competing in the show, along with a free dessert coupon to Andy’s Frozen Custard or Culver’s.
All proceeds from the event will go to toward the needs of the Logan-Rogersville Band Department, including new uniforms, new instruments and general equipment upkeep.