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Dunbar Students Showcase Musical Excellence

Dunbar Students Showcase Musical Excellence

March 17, 2017

Recently, three Dunbar students had the opportunity to attend special music related programs: sophomores Andy Du and Emily Cooper and junior Olivia Zastro. Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra is one of the oldest youth orchestras in the United States. They provide performance opportunities, workshops, mentoring and more for students. There are six orchestras: Symphony, Concert, Repertory, Preparat...

Checking in With PLD’s Music Department

February 20, 2017

Band The band department offers instruction for many different types of instruments and classes are categorized by skill and overall knowledge. Students are placed into these classes based on an audition at the end of the year. Band classes are taught by Head Director Mrs. Teresa Elliott and Assistant Director Mr. Brian Morgan. Dunbar’s concert band is a class geared towards beginning musicians w...

WPLD Feb. 21 Broadcast

February 20, 2017

This week, PLD Lamplighter covers the basics of registering for AP exams, a look at our music education department, and a review of our cheerleaders' big win at their competition. Tune in for this and more!

Dunbar’s Winter Music Concert at Singletary Center

Dunbar’s Winter Music Concert at Singletary Center

December 9, 2016

Dunbar's music department, including choir, band and orchestra, performed at the Singletary Center on Dec. 7.

Band’s 5K Dunbar Dash

Band’s 5K Dunbar Dash

November 19, 2016

Dunbar's band put on the first annual 'Dunbar Dash 5K' at the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday, November 10, 2016.

Really/Not/Really: Bon Iver’s 22, A Million

Really/Not/Really: Bon Iver’s 22, A Million

November 9, 2016

Justin Vernon, under the name Bon Iver, only has three albums released over the nine years of the project, but remains a consistent figure in the breadth of music coverage. The echoes of For Emma, Forever Ago mirror his haunting presence on the edges of popular music. The soulful, reverberating folk of “Skinny Love” and the chilling crooning of “The Wolves” have out outlasted similar pigeon-holed cont...

Orchestra’s “Halloween Spooktacular”

Orchestra’s “Halloween Spooktacular”

October 28, 2016

All four levels of the PLD Orchestra performed on Thursday night for a family friendly fun night.

Really/Not/Really: Preoccupations’ Preoccupations

Really/Not/Really: Preoccupations’ Preoccupations

October 24, 2016

Preoccupations (formerly Viet Cong) have now had their go at a second self-titled album - a second defining statement. Following the disintegration of the critically acclaimed Calgary-based indie rock band Women after just three years, drummer Mike Wallace and bassist/vocalist Matt Flegel reincarnated themselves as Viet Cong. A cassette and self titled album placed them in a comfortable spot as a post-punk ...

PLD Marching Band Earns Grand Champions Title

PLD Marching Band Earns Grand Champions Title

October 20, 2016

Following their win at Dixie Heights High School, the PLD marching band was crowned grand champions on Oct. 15 in the Commodore Classic hosted at Tates Creek High School. The band competed in class 5A against Madison Central and Lafayette High School. After a short morning rehearsal, the band traveled to Tates Creek High School for their preliminary performance. They earned first place, ahead of Madis...

Really/Not/Really: Frank Ocean’s Blond and Eluvium’s False Readings

Really/Not/Really: Frank Ocean’s Blond and Eluvium’s False Readings

October 11, 2016

Regardless of where one’s preferences in the history of pop music might lie, I count myself grateful that Frank Ocean and Eluvium released projects within a month of each other. Choosing to cover both of them is a strange dichotomy to say the least. Where one peaked on album charts at number one in nine countries, including the US and UK; the other, it’s a safe bet to make, you’ve never heard o...

Orchestra at India Day

Orchestra at India Day

September 19, 2016

Dunbar's Symphonic-level orchestra performed on Sunday at the India Day Festival put on by the Bluegrass Indo-American Civic Society