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Savanna’s Summer Playlist

Savanna’s Summer Playlist

June 8, 2019

Music is one of my most favorite things, and I associate different songs with my different emotions, so I pick different songs to make playlists. My current playlist is called "Good Taste." Here are the songs: Relavator Eyes by The Paper Kites. The Paper Kites have been one of my favorite bands for a long time. I love their different voices in each song. This song is sung by one of the male singer...

We’re a “Sucker” for You

We’re a “Sucker” for You

May 27, 2019

The last time fans heard a new “Jonas Brothers” album was in 2010, for the album, “Jonas L.A.”. In 2013, when the brothers went their separate ways people wanted to know why, and who was to blame. Now that the brothers have reunited there are some answers to these questions. The brothers announced their split on Good Morning America and called off a tour. A representative later shared that the brothers we...

Heartthrob Shawn Mendes Releases New Single

Heartthrob Shawn Mendes Releases New Single

May 20, 2019

Shawn Mendes’ new single has arrived and it’s another that will likely get stuck in your head. Mendes typically drops a new single around the summertime, making it a guaranteed hit. His upbeat and catchy melody helps make the song of interest to a variety of audiences. An upbeat song can draw listeners that might not often listen to pop music. Co-written by Teddy Geiger and Scott Harris, ...

Picnic on the Dawgwood  2019

Picnic on the Dawgwood 2019

May 17, 2019

At this concert, more modern pieces were played to appeal to a bigger audience.  Band member Juan Gonzalez said, “As a senior, a tradition as special as that of the Picnic on the Dawgwood is one that I will miss. The musicianship and overall love and appreciation for the arts at this event is something I will never get tired of experiencing and contributing to, whether I am a high school or coll...

2019 Billboard Music Awards

2019 Billboard Music Awards

May 2, 2019

This 2019 Billboard Awards, hosted by Kelly Clarkson, had many highlights. This included the impactful opener by the host herself where she sang a whole melody of today’s best hits including "Boo'd Up," "Girls Like You," and "I Like It." It was an excellent mash-up and the viewers at home got to see the celebrities in the audience dance as Clarkson sang their songs. Taylor Swift also had a show...

Music Validates Me

Music Validates Me

April 2, 2019

The first song I can remember hearing is ‘"No One" by Alicia Keys. I can’t sleep without background noise, so I would leave my radio on every night. The song was popular at the time and Alicia Keys’ voice was soothing to fall asleep to. Because of this song, my obsession with music began. My parents are also big fans of music, so they started heavily influencing my taste in music and provi...

Grande Shares Lessons in Love in New Single

Grande Shares Lessons in Love in New Single

November 18, 2018

Ariana Grande’s new single "thank u, next" was released Nov. 3, 2018. The song talks about the lessons she has learned from ex-boyfriends Big Sean, Ricky Alvarez, Pete Davidson and Mac Miller, who passed away in September 2018. “Thought I’d end up with Sean, but he wasn’t a match. Wrote some songs about Ricky, now I  listen and laugh. Even almost got married, for Pete, I’m so thankful. W...

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.