Spotlight Musician: Liam Yost

Kyla Stead, World News Editor

Playing the piano since third grade and the saxophone since fourth, senior Liam Yost has been involved with music for the majority of his life. 

At a young age, he remembers banging around on the piano and eventually asking for lessons. He also played the alto saxophone but now plays the baritone saxophone. 

He took on a leadership role in the marching band as the Wind Sergeant and has shown leadership in the jazz ensemble according to director Mrs. Tina Reece. 

“It has been great as a teacher to watch him grow as a musician,” Mrs. Reece said. 

Liam said that jazz is his favorite genre of music to play because of how malleable it can be, having the ability to take any song and play it in a unique way however he wants.  

Outside of school, he has been playing with a local band and performed once at the Milford Music Festival. 

Through the groups he has participated in, Liam has learned that pursuing music is a rewarding experience and has always been a positive part of his life. 

“Although music can be tough with long hours of practice and stalling in your skill level, it is meant to be enjoyed. I am glad I can use my talent to perform and make music that has a positive impact on other people,” he said.

Senior Liam Yost (Photo by Kyla Stead)