The Lodge • May 30, 2019 • https://gryphonlodge.com/11411/audio/rock-me-mamma-like-a-wagon-wheel-working-title/
Rock Me Mama Like A Wagon Wheel
Rebecca's light shines on through musical celebration with Ketch Secor
Mr. Jason Hills, Director of the Institute for Citizenship and father of Modern Music Ensemble Member, Elianna Hills, pulls out his camera to record the students' performance. The crowd began to gather to the signature circle for "Wagon Wheel."
Snowden Farnsworth, Co Editor-in-Chief
On Apr. 11, 2019, St. George’s middle and high school students and faculty gathered in the gym at the end of a long school day to celebrate Rebecca’s Light. Rebecca’s Light is an annual event in memoriam of Rebecca Meriwether Cooper Klyce ’12. Although, supported by her parents, it has a hopeful tone, carrying on her legacy and love for music for students to enjoy. The message of this memoriam that Head of School Mr. Ross Peters relayed in his introduction is that “every child is a child of God, and every child can feel his love from music.”
Ketch Secor, who along with Bob Dylan brought St. George’s its unofficial anthem, “Wagon Wheel,” was this year’s guest music artist. Although, his ties to the St. George’s community run deeper than just providing a fight song. Having Secor play was fitting as St. George’s is reaffirming its connection with the Episcopal church. Secor is not only a musician but also founded the Episcopal School of Nashville and serves as a founding board member for the Episcopal School of Knoxville. The St. George’s Modern Music Ensemble joined him on the stage to play a variety of folk songs that entertained the students. The assembly culminated in students and faculty joining hands, creating a circle that spanned the entire gymnasium to sing the final “Wagon Wheel” of the 2019 school year.