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WCPS Choral Showcase this week

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on November 25, 2012 1:50 AM

Wayne County Public Schools will present three evenings of holiday music this week, during the annual districtwide Choral Showcase.

This is the 12th year for the annual event, first begun in 2001 with 12 schools and currently boasting a representation of 28 schools.

Each night will feature a different group of students from around the county. All performances will be held at Goldsboro High School at 7 p.m.

"Our schools and the community look forward to the annual choral showcase," said Kim Copeland, performing arts director for the district. "Students have worked hard to prepare for this festive holiday event and the music directors are excited to showcase their students' voices and musical talents."

Master of ceremonies for the three nights will be Rick Pridgen, a member of the Wayne County Board of Education.

Below is the list of schools performing each evening:

* Monday: Eastern Wayne elementary, middle and high schools, Greenwood Middle, Meadow Lane Elementary, Tommy's Road Elementary, Spring Creek High and Spring Creek Elementary.

* Tuesday: Brogden Middle, Brogden Primary, Carver Elementary, Carver Heights Elementary, Edgewood Community Developmental School, Goldsboro High School, Grantham, Mount Olive Middle, North Drive Elementary, School Street Elementary and Southern Wayne High.

* Thursday: Charles B. Aycock High, Dillard Middle, Fremont STARS Elementary, Northeast Elementary, Northwest Elementary, Norwayne Middle and Rosewood elementary, middle and high schools.

Parking has been divided into different categories, with designated areas for parents of participating students.

Parents of elementary choral students are asked to use the lot on Beech Street, while parents of middle and high school choral students are assigned the Herman Street parking lot. Community members and other visitors are welcome to use any of the Goldsboro High parking lots.

Doors open each evening at 6 p.m. Admission is $5, and all proceeds will benefit the choral programs at the participating schools. Children younger than 5 are admitted free.