Generals to perform Billy Joel music

| September 1, 2013

RHSMarchingBandWEST LAFAYETTE – This year’s Ridgewood High School Marching Band will entertain the public with music by Billy Joel.

Their competition show is titled, Billy Joel Impressions, and features the songs “Piano Man,” “Pressure,” “Goodnight My Angel” and “My Life.”

“So many people like Billy Joel,” said Band Director John Lindig. “His music is timeless.”

The 2013 Marching Generals will compete with their show: Saturday afternoon/evening Sept. 21, at Cambridge; Saturday afternoon/evening Oct. 5, at Zanesville; all day Saturday, Oct. 19, at River View and Meadowbrook; and Saturday afternoon/evening Oct. 26, at New Philadelphia.

“I would say the kids probably look forward to the New Philadelphia contest the most,” Lindig said. “They have great facilities, a gourmet coffee trailer and Mr. Furbay, director at New Philadelphia, makes it a lot of fun.”

This year the Marching Generals are 56 members strong.

“Our strengths include a very strong work ethic and setting high standards for every student involved,” Lindig said. “A weakness might be that we are a very young band this year however our strengths of hard work and high expectations will trump this in fairly short time.”

Lindig also said the band has pretty consistent goals from year to year.

“We want to entertain people with great music and challenging drill, go to State Marching Band Finals and get a superior rating,” he said.

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