Marching Cougars headed to state Saturday
By Jim Turner

Posted on October 24, 2019 8:01 PM

The Logan County Marching Cougars are headed to the state semifinals Saturday. The Kentucky Music Educators Association extravaganza will be held in Bowling Green. Sixteen bands in five classes and 11 in the largest 6A class qualified at their respective regionals Saturday.

The Marching Cougars will present their show at 12:15 Saturday on the Warren Central Field in the Class AAA division. Band and football classifications are not based on the size of the school but on the size of the band.

The other AAA band from this area which qualified for state is Franklin-Simpson. Field Commander Makayla Nelson will lead her F-S band on the field at 12:15. The only other AAA bands located west of I 65 to qualify are Calloway County and John Hardin.

Also to perform are Wayne County, West Jessamine, LaRue County, Rowan County, Boyle County, Garrard County, Glasgow, Estill County, John Hardin, Russell County, Adair County, Pulaski County and Taylor County.

After their state-qualifying performance Saturday, Director David Dayton wrote on Facebook:

Congratulations LCHS Cougar Marching Band!!! You all ROCK! Headed to KMEA State for the 4th year in a row! I am very proud of each and everyone of you! We have had an incredible season!! Keep up the great work!!

Thank you to everyone who has had a hand in making this season incredible!!! So many people to thank! Thank you for providing food, selling concessions, moving equipment, loading equipment, building props, driving equipment, driving buses, organizing uniforms, chaperoning, selling fundraisers, organizing people, fixing carts, fixing equipment, donating snacks, providing meals, cheering us on, and all the thousand other things that you do that keep us going! THANK YOU!!!

Thank you to a wonderful staff: Zach WattsEthan Smith, Austin McClain, Molly Roberson, Landon Owens, Baxter Fee!! Thank you to Director’s Mandy Mandy Pickett Beasley and Lyndsey Nichole Miller!! Thank you Rob Beasley for donating your time and talents to help us with electronics & sound!!

Every time I turn around there is a parent or volunteer helping our students find success and I am always humbled and blown away by your selflessness and willingness to help our students!! YOU ROCK!!! THANK YOU!!

THANK YOU to everyone that has come out to support us and our activity!!

Lastly, thank you to the LCHS Band Students! You guys ROCK and keep improving every day! We are learning so many valuable lessons through music!! Keep pushing! Always move forward!



2019 Logan County High School

Cougar Marching Band


Field Commanders: Rylee Hobbs, Neil Coursey

Flutes: Bailey Borders, Calie Dowell, Madison Forrest, Brooklyn Haskins, Mary Mayhugh, Wyatt Reading

Clarinets: Rayeann Brinkley, Claire Dayton, Ilana Duncan, Lillian Henderson, Amber Hershberger, Kassidy Hudson, Mariah Perdue, Grace Richardson

Bass Clarinets:  Bethany Borders, Karlee McLevain

Alto Saxophones: Taylor Corbin, Neil Coursey, Chris Gonzales, Kellie Proctor, Jaden Rager

Tenor Saxophone:  Colton Watkins

Trumpets: Cameron Bunce, Xander Carnal, Joshua Lawrence, Austin Smith, Morgan Smith, Micah Windhaus

Mellophones:  Erica Lyons, Dawson Rogers

Trombones: Jamison McPherson, Dakota Seiber, Connor Saylor

Baritones:  Penelope Coles, Evan Dana, Laren Hines

Tubas:  Jesse Buchanan, Matthew Robertson

DrumLine: Brandon Appling, Mollie Crawford, Trenton Fears, Carlos Gonzales, Henry Ham, Lauren Pitts

Front Ensemble: Emilee Bowersock, Ashlynn Canler, Grace Coleman, Nate Farlee, Cooper Gregory, Ethan Lowery,Morgan Parker, Richard Schoonover, DJ Penrod

Color Guard: Sierra Beaty, Brianna Brooks, Dallas Buchanan, Kaitlyn Conn, Aminah Darden, Aly Dotson, Maggie Dukes, Paige Hailey, Katelynn Hallums, Laura Lynn Head, Katelyn Miller, Hannah Plummer, Sidda Sowell, Skylar Stewart, Xa Vaughn, Caitlin Watkins

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