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Community will have opportunities for a ‘new’ Lancaster band experience

From left are Eniya Taylor, Kenny Flester, Noah Sharp and Jenaya Cox.

Lancaster County schools are off to a fantastic start this year. Students are excited to see their friends, meet new teachers and enter new facilities.

One of the changes affecting both the elementary and high schools is the music program, reported school board member Margaret Socey.

Kenny Flester has assumed the band director role at LHS. Noah Sharp is band director/instrumental music teacher at LES.

Flester is a 1989 Lancaster graduate who received his bachelor’s from James Madison University. In 2002, he returned to Lancaster County, assuming the role of Lancaster Middle School band director. Flester was a member of the band when longtime LHS band director Robbie Spiers led the Red Devils.

Sharp is from Chesterfield. He graduated from Cosby High School in 2019. He also attended James Madison University, graduating in May. His specialty instrument is the baritone horn.

Both Flester and Sharp emphasized that part of their music curriculum was dedicated to familiarization and learning how to play all instruments. Flester also mentioned several students at the high school have shown an interest in the band and approached him to learn to play an instrument. As a result, he would like to start a beginners’ class to foster their interest and grow….

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