After an eight year hiatus, the legendary Vermont student band, The Limes, are back. With an all-new cast of all-star high school musicians, the 21-piece original alt-pop funk orchestra has once again redefined the concept of school band. Infused with minimalist mallet percussion, jazz-inspired horn lines and post-rock guitar orchestrations, The Limes boast a six-person front line of singers including 14 year-old Henry Burke of Fenway Park fame.
Twice as big as last time, The Limes bring a whole new sound and personality to the music. Drawing from alternative music, post-rock, jazz and funk, the new Limes sound capitalizes on their diverse orchestration with a few nods to The Polyphonic Spree and Sigur Rós.
Under the direction of Vermont musician, composer and award winning educator Brian Boyes, The Limes set a new standard for arts-infused project based learning.
“Providing real world learning opportunities for my students is a critical aspect of my high school curriculum,” says Cabot music teacher Brian Boyes. “Placing the students in real-world situations in which they are required to think creatively and problem solve can be extremely empowering. It provides them with a sense of ownership for their work as well as the opportunity to step out of the school classroom and into the professional world.”