Waving, cheering, singing and generally having a terrific time going down memory lane with the Liverpool Legends took place Thursday in the Greenbrier Fine Arts Building.
The music of the Beatles was pumped out as loud as possible to fill the theater. In spite of tornado warnings all around the area, the enthusiastic crowd applauded and joined the Greenbrier High School Band as it performed with four men impersonating the Beatles.
Liverpool Legends arrived from Branson, Mo., where they regularly appear, to give a benefit performance for the Greenbrier Band.
The high school band was “borrowed” from their director, Jennifer Church, as director of the junior high band Judy Harkrider stepped in to lead them in playing Beatles’ songs of the 60s.
The opening number was a medley of the famous group’s songs. The band rehearsed for a few weeks before the show and had a 30-minute dress rehearsal the afternoon of the show with the Legends. The senior students all agreed that playing with the Legends was “super awesome!”— a taste of show business that they loved.
When the Legends came on stage, they were dressed in traditional black tuxedos, but by the time intermission was over, they appeared in the famous Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club satin costumes.
The GHS Band joined the Legends on stage and played “Got to Get You Into My Life,” “All You Need Is Love” and “Hey Jude” to wrap up the show.
The Legends appeared afterward in the lobby to sign autographs.