Students perform in last year’s Murfreesboro City Schools Festival Choir. (Photo submitted)
Murfreesboro City Schools invites the public to appreciate the music of the MCS Festival Choir on Thursday, March 6. The performance will take place at 7 p.m. at the Erma Siegel Elementary gymnasium.
This performance will include 200 students singing in celebration of Music in our Schools Month. The concert will showcase students from Black Fox, Bradley, Cason Lane, Discovery School, Erma Siegel, Hobgood, John Pittard, Mitchell-Neilson, Northfield and Scales.
The concert features pieces from a wide array of composers ranging from classical to contemporary. MCS music teachers including Carolene Goff, Amy Swanson, Karen Blooding, Tony Hartman, Ryan Stewart, Michele Good and Melanie Mock will serve as conductors. The masters of ceremony are Cindy Peaster and Colin York.
“It is amazing to see this group of students come together and perform as one choir,” says Dr. Linda Gilbert, MCS Director of Schools. “Our students and staff work hard to pull this together and their performance is magnificent.”
The evening promises to be a spectacular event showcasing the talent of MCS students.
Additionally, the choir’s voices will be accompanied in a few select songs including the music of John Pittard’s Steel de Boro.
Parents and guests are encouraged to arrive by 6:15 p.m. to ensure ample time for seating. Music in our Schools Month is recognized and sponsored by the National Association for Music Education.
Erma Siegel Elementary is located at 135 West Thompson Lane in Murfreesboro.