Students sought for countywide string band

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 4, 2013

Covington County is full of musical talent, and now area high schoolers will have an opportunity to show off that talent in a countywide string band.

Straughn High School student parent Tabitha Linzy is organizing the band and is now looking for participants.

“I’ve been in music my whole life, and my son, Hunter, sings with the Straughn String Band,” Linzy said. “Their teacher, Ms. McGlaun, does an awesome job and the children love it. Watching them practice, it made me think about the students at schools who don’t have a band like that or students who don’t have an opportunity to perform.”

To give those students a performance outlet, Linzy said the group, which will require auditions, is open to every high school student in the county.

“It doesn’t matter where you live,” she said. “We will need children who either play an instrument or sing or both. You don’t have to play and sing to participate. We’ll work with what you can do.”

Linzy said the project is in the preliminary stages, and auditions are tentatively set around the first of May. Students will practice through the summer months and participate in event performances, she said.

“Right now, I’m working on a location for practice, but I do know it will be centered somewhere in the Andalusia area,” she said. “It depends on the number of children as to what the specifics will be, but we will practice during the summer when things aren’t quite so rushed.

“Then, I hope that we’re able to do events such as Cancer Freeze and Relay for Life and to perform for community some,” she said.

Interested students can contact Linzy at 334-892-4815, or private message her on Facebook.

“I just want to give these children an opportunity to venture out and enjoy music,” she said.