The Washington Times-Herald

Local News

May 9, 2013

Liverpool Legends to invade WHS

WASHINGTON — It’s not every day that high school kids get to put on a Broadway style show in their own auditorium. It’s also not every day that those same high school kids from a small southern Indiana town better known for its athletic prowess than anything get to perform with a Grammy nominated and top rated musical group out of Branson, Mo.

On Friday night, the possibility of being on stage with the Liverpool Legends, a Beatles tribute band that was hand selected by Louise Harrison, George’s sister, will become a reality for students involved in the Washington High School band.

About 18 months ago, The Liverpool Legends and Louise Harrison started “Help Keep Music Alive,” a program that pairs high schools across the country with the musical foursome to earn funds for music education. So far, about 50 shows have been put on.

“Before the program was started, we’d have student groups come to Branson and open shows for us,” said Marty Scott, who portrays George Harrison. “We thought afterward, wouldn’t it be great if we do something to help the schools.”

Each participating school is provided the music charts for the Beatles songs so that students can learn the music before the full length concert. “Everyone knows these songs and a lot of times, the kids don’t think they know the songs but they do,” said Scott.

The Liverpool Legends will perform the first half of the show and the high school band will participate in the second half. The concert will cover early Beatles music all the way through the Sergeant Pepper era.

“This is not a high school production. This was voted the top show in Branson and people will be able to come here, to Washington, Ind., and see this great show at a great price,” said Scott.

Text Only
Local News
  • WMI holds April meeting The Women's Ministry International of the Free Methodist Church met April 8 in the church fellowship hall. Mary McCall was welcomed back and opened the meeting with prayer. Kay Roach led the group in sing. Minutes were read by Betty Wilz. Treasurer's

    April 17, 2014

  • Murphy FF pic SAVING lives While speaking at a national conference to fire trainers, Governor Mike Pence congratulated Washington firefighters and their role in Indiana's dedication to fire training. About nine years ago, the two firefighters, along with other members of their

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports Briefs Vikings beat Cardinals MONTGOMERY -- The Barr-Reeve girls tennis team defeated Washington Catholic, 5-0. Allison Hoover beat Macy Kane at No. 1 singles (6-2, 6-0), Melody Rohrer beat Claire Burch at No. 2 singles (6-0, 6-1) and at No. 3 singles, Beth

    April 17, 2014

  • 4 stars for Barr-Reeve Middle-Sr. High School MONTGOMERY -- The Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction has announced the Four-Star schools for 2012-13 and Barr-Reeve Middle-Senior High School is once again on the list. To receive the Four-Star designation a school must be in the top 25th p

    April 17, 2014

  • Horoscope HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, April 18, 2014: This year you will be more energized than you have been in a long time. You have a sense of direction that allows you to detach more from the daily ups and downs. Optimism surrounds you. Your creativity pea

    April 17, 2014

  • Today's police report CITY REPORT Wednesday 2:30 p.m. - An employee of Swifty's, 409 W. Nat'l Hwy., reported theft on two occasions. No other information was available. COUNTY REPORT Tuesday 9:27 p.m. - A caller reported two males were in an altercation at 101 W. Elnora S

    April 17, 2014

  • Wednesday's police report CITY REPORT Tuesday 1:41 p.m. - An employee of Chuckle's, 201 N.E. Fifth St., reported a drive-off worth $10 in gas by a driver in a white Ford Ranger truck. 10:51 a.m. - Jordan Taylor reported an MP3 player stolen from his car while parked at 100 Ch

    April 16, 2014

  • SwearinPolice New police officer, fireman sworn in at meeting During a swearing in ceremony Monday evening prior to the start of the Washington City Council meeting Mayor Joe Wellman welcomed Steve Ford to the fire department and Nicholas Durnil to the police department. Ford, 23, is a native of Covington, Ind

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • Moose.jpg Moose gets visit from Supreme Governor Last week local members of the Moose were treated to a special visit by Moose International Chief Presiding Officer, Supreme Governor Joseph R. Koons at Moose Family Center 1080. "This was a rare opportunity for the community to meet with Supreme G

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Daviess County hires help for human resource issues The Daviess County Commissioners have approved several contracts including one to bring some professional expertise to human resource issues. The commissioners agreed to a contract with the consulting firm Waggoner, Irwin, Scheele and Associates to p

    April 16, 2014