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All-County Chorus to be held Tuesday night

By Staff Reports
Published in News on April 21, 2013 1:50 AM

Approximately 275 choral members will join voices to showcase their musical talents on Tuesday at Wayne County Public Schools' All-County Choral Festival, starting at 7 p.m. at Goldsboro High School.

Twenty-three schools will be represented. The event is free and the public is invited.

The festival will be divided into three programs, which will be performed by elementary, middle and high school students.

The elementary chorus will be directed by Gwen Hall, a choral music teacher at Southwestern Randolph High School near Asheboro.

The middle school chorus will be directed by Paul Flowers, a music and choral teacher at Hope Middle School in Greenville.

The high school chorus will be directed by Jerry Cribbs, a retired music educator and consultant from Wilmington.

Rick Pridgen, Board of Education member, will serve as the master of ceremonies.

Choral directors from each school selected participating students for their vocal ability and work ethic. Musical selections will include "To Music," "The Gift of Love" and "Designer Genes."

For the Finale, all of the performers, elementary through high school, will come together to perform "Give Us Hope."

The following music teachers and chorus directors have worked for weeks preparing students for this event: Michelle Walker of Brogden Primary, LaVone Hicks of Carver Elementary, Kevin Alston of Carver Heights Elementary and Mount Olive Middle, Isaac Bruton of Charles B. Aycock High and Goldsboro High, Victoria Ruffin of Dillard Middle, Sheri Pabst of Eastern Wayne Elementary, Dallas Montague of Eastern Wayne High, Kenneth "Skip" Morris of Eastern Wayne Middle, Jim Grant of Fremont STARS Elementary, Jamie Cox of Grantham School, Winnie Wong of Greenwood Middle, Matilda Marriner of Meadow Lane Elementary, Denise Dupree of North Drive Elementary, Jean Milleson of Northeast Elementary, Sharon Caughron and Octavia Johnson of Northwest Elementary, Paula Rodgers of Norwayne Middle, Marie Batten of Rosewood Elementary, Lisa West of Rosewood High and Rosewood Middle, Jason Cox of Southern Wayne High, Andrew Madlon and Paul Ingram of Spring Creek High, and Ashley Faulk of Tommy's Road Elementary.