Youth band ‘Limitless’ to perform May 30
The band Limitless rehearsing. (Contributed photo)
By EMMA HOMAN
Special to the H-P
Limitless, a group of 13 high school students, was started two years ago by Atlee High School senior Will Libby. Since then, Limitless has grown in size and soul, forming a group that considers each other family.
“It was a church leadership program, and they said either join a ministry or start your own; so, I said I play in the praise band and music is my thing so I’ll start a band and it’ll be my ministry,” Libby said.
From Java Jive to Sunday morning worship at Church in Restoration, Limitless is not just a band. The already strong relationship between each of the members is only made stronger by their love for God and their sharing of musical talents for him alone.
“I feel like in Limitless everyone has their own gifts and can use them for God; no one’s left out. It’s really cool, and we’re all great friends who have the same purpose,” said Bethany Bertrand, a founding member.
Walking into the Libby’s garage during Limitless practice might be a little overwhelming. Even more shocking would be looking at the multiple boxes filled with sheet music. What may seem like thousands of songs, just about every single one has been played. But each is more than simply a song. They bring about emotions, through the lyrics, that bring about the reason and purpose of Limitless. Each member of the band has their own favorite, though.
“My favorite song that we play is probably ‘Meant to Live’ because it’s just everything that we should stand for as Christians; we were meant to live for something greater than ourselves,” said sophomore Michael Bright, a member of Limitless for two years.
With the school year coming to a close, seniors, including Libby, will be graduating and leaving for college. Since he’s the leader of Limitless, he will be passing the torch down to Bright who’s more than ready and excited to take the job.
“Michael’s going to do a great job leading [Limitless]. I just think these last few years were only the jumpstart; there’s nowhere to go but up,” Libby said.
Check out Limitless Friday, May 30 at 7 p.m. at Church in Restoration, which meets at Oak Knoll Middle School on Route 301. Generation (Church in Restoration’s middle school band) will be opening. Admission is free but they are accepting donations for Camp Hope.