Fine Arts News
Shannon Players Perform To Sellout Crowds
Congratulations to the cast and crew of Murder’s in the Heir! The production saw sellout crowds for both nights and everyone enjoyed the hilarious antics of The Shannon Players in this classic whodunit!
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Choirs Excel At Music in the Parks Competition
On Friday, April 6, the Middle School Choir, Concert Choir and Chamber Choir competed in the Music in the Parks festival in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
· The Chamber Choir earned an Excellent rating and 1st Place Jazz Choir ranking.
· Concert Choir earned a Superior rating and 2nd Place Mixed Choir ranking.
· Our Middle School Choir earned a Superior ranking and 1st Place Treble Choir ranking. The Middle School Choir was 0.75 away from the 1st Place Middle School Choir overall!
Our school was also chosen to receive the Esprit de Corps Award among ALL of the participating schools. The "Esprit de Corps Award” recognizes the participating organization that displays an exemplary attitude of positive support and outstanding personal behavior throughout the festival weekend.
The adjudicators for their performances were Dr. Alan Stevens (East Tennessee State University) and Eleizer Yanson, Jr. (Bob Jones University). There were 14 participating ensembles from across the country evaluated on a 100 point system, 90 and above receiving a Superior rating. Our choirs competed in the 1-A division with schools up to 700 students.
SCISA Music Festival
Shannon Forest's Middle School Choir, and High School Concert Choir and Chamber Choir will travel to Columbia, South Carolina to compete in the South Carolina Independent School's Association (SCISA) Music Festival on Thursday, March 15.
Members of the Shannon Forest Women’s Choir Head To New York’s Carnegie Hall!
WorldStrides OnStage Programs rewards the most elite music groups in the country with the opportunity to perform at the world-famous Carnegie Hall on the Ronald O. Perelman Stage as part of the National Youth Choir. The Shannon Forest Women’s Choir was invited to perform after receiving a Gold Medal and 1st Place ranking at the Nashville Worldstrides OnStage Festival. Our women will join with some of the best singers in the country to work with guest conductor Anton Armstrong from Friday, March 16, to Monday, March 19. Anton Armstrong, Tosdal Professor of Music at St. Olaf College, is a graduate of St. Olaf College and earned advanced degrees at the University of Illinois and Michigan State University. The students will enjoy accommodations at the New York Midtown Hilton, attend a Broadway show, and enjoy several sightseeing excursions. The trip will conclude with a performance from the National Youth Choir open to the public on Sunday, March 18, at Carnegie Hall. Participating students include: Liddy Agbomi, Caroline Baughman, Veronika Birkner, Rylee Bryant, Rachel Diemer, Cassie Fischer, Katie Goad, Julia Harris, Anna Pereda and Ansley Sanders.