Visions Plans Performances
By Stephanie Raper
The Grenada School District offers students many different avenues to pursue self-expression. One of these avenues consists of a choral/vocal music program that has grown tremendously over the years. Students get an introduction to vocal performance at Grenada Elementary School and Grenda Upper Elementary and those who excel or show great interest can continue the experience through their high school years.
The students who come up through the ranks of vocal groups at GSD aspire to become members of the Grenada High School Visions Show Choir. Currently under the direction of Jenni Winter and Assistant Director Kim Porter, the show choir boasts 50 members including band and crew. These members must audition for a spot each year and the competition can be tough!
Members of the 2013 Visions Show Choir are:
• Seniors - Smiley Arrington, Michael Hankins, Bryant Poe, Austin Rideout, Mary Courtney Self, Stuart Shaw, Jade Spencer (Alternate), Hannah Thomas, and Deidra Trotter
• Juniors - Sarah Kate Griffin, Beth Moore, Paige Porter, Sydney Reid, Lauren Simpson, Mitchell Sones, Sydney Taylor, and Abby Vance
• Sophomores - Jarvis Benson, Mason Blair, Tristin Crockett, Matthew Murphy, Claire Sanford, Selena Trotter, Hannah Waters, and Grace Worthy
• Freshmen - Rylee Artman, Carson Carrithers, Sloane Reid, Melissa Sones, Katie Noel Steed (Alternate), and Jaylon Townsend
• Band Members - Hunter Austin, Challne Barnes, Mark Campbell, Shane Harbin, Rachel Kane, Trye Phillips, Austin Simmons, Johnathan Whalley, and Dakota Young
• Crew Members - Tanner Aldridge, Joey Branson, Mallory Carrithers, Marty Gilliland, Haley King, Mallory McWhorter, Elizabeth Parks, Peyton Porter, Taylor Vance, and Trent Walls.
Visions voice captains for the 2012 – 2013 school year include Hannah Thomas, Soprano Captain; Mary Courtney Self, Alto Captain; Beth Moore, 2nd Soprano Captain; Michael Hankins, Tenor Captain; and Mitchell Sones, Bass Captain. Dance Captains are Paige Porter, Girls’ Captain; and Matthew Murphy, Boys’ Captain. Shane Harbin serves as the Vision’s Student Band Captain. Special thanks to Gary Clanton for his efforts as Sound Technician for the group.
Performances scheduled for the 2012 – 2013 year include:
• September 10, 2012 – Joe Rowland Benefit – Holmes Community College – 6:30p.m.
• September 15, 2012 – Downtown Jubilee
• September 20, 2012 – Performance open to the public – GHS Auditorium immediately following GHS Open House. Ticket prices TBA.
• September 21, 2012 – GHS school show – 8:30a.m.
• November 17 – 22, 2012 – Performing on the Carnival Elation Cruise Ship while traveling to Mexico
• February 2, 2012 – Competition at Jackson Academy – Jackson, Mississippi
• February 23, 2012 – Competition at Petal High School – Petal, Mississippi