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Choir serenades the nighttime at Lone Star College-Montgomery

choirconcert-eblast04ufThe Lone Star College-Montgomery Choir will perform its fall concert “Nightfall,” Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall located in building H.

The show will feature a variety of choral works centered on an evening theme. Selections will include Jonathon Dove’s spiritual classic “Seek him that maketh the seven stars” and Daniel Elder’s “Lullaby.”  “Through these songs, the choir truly shines,” said Mark Marotto, director of choral activities at LSC-Montgomery. “Every choral concert at LSC-Montgomery is special, and this selection soars to a new high. I’m so honored to bring these arrangements to the school and the community.”

Marotto will step away from directing to let LSC-Montgomery student James Davis lead the choir in his gospel favorite “Jesus is the Light,” written by V. Micheal McKay. “When Dr. Marotto first asked me to do this, I got excited,” said Davis. “Jesus is the Light is special to me because we all want to be a light shining to those who might be in a gloomy place in their life, spiritually, physically or mentally. The song is not an entertainment or a performance to me it is something that I am doing to minister, and anytime I get the chance to minister I think that that’s the most exciting opportunity you can have.”

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Lone Star College-Montgomery student James Davis will lead the choir in his gospel favorite “Jesus is the Light,” written by V. Micheal McKay Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall located in building H.

Davis is a certified nursing assistant and the Minister of Music at Antioch Baptist Church in Willis. He is taking prerequisite classes and plans to get his nursing degree from LSC-Montgomery. This summer he traveled with the College’s choir to Cuba. “I am grateful and thankful to be a part of whatever I can while I’m at LSC-Montgomery,” said Davis. “I am 59-years-old, I am back in school doing something I have not done in years. I have been given opportunities that I never dreamed of and I will always have these memories. Looking back on these moments I will have nothing but joy.”

Tickets for the LSC-Montgomery Choir Concert can be purchased online at LoneStar.edu/ticket-info. Prices are $10 general admission; $7 for seniors 55+ and $5 for children, faculty, staff, and students. For more information, contact Latoya Robinson at Latoya.Robinson@lonestar.edu or 936.273.7401.

LSC-Montgomery offers a dynamic and professional music curriculum, designed so that all completed music classes count toward a degree in music and transfer to any music program at a Texas four-year college or university. For more information on the music program, visit LoneStar.edu/Music-Montgomery.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visitLoneStar.edu/Montgomery.

Known for its leadership, innovation and steadfast commitment to student success, Lone Star College provides high-quality academic transfer and workforce education / career training programs to more than 83,000 credit students each semester, and a total enrollment of 95,000 students. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to promote student success and economic prosperity. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, which consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

The Woodlands Show Chorus performs its annual holiday show “Take a Ride on The Woodlands Express”

Chorus set for holiday show

The Woodlands Show Chorus performs its annual holiday show “Take a Ride on The Woodlands Express” at 2 and 7 p.m. on Nov. 21 at the Nancy Bock Center inside McCullough Junior High School. Tickets are $15 for adults for the early show and $25 for adults for the evening show.

flyer small-cropDoors open a half hour before each performance with Santa photo ops for the kids, a holiday themed silent auction, bake sale, Christmas quilt raffle and many more activities. The show, which is a musical parody of “The Polar Express,” features the 2015 SAI Region 10 Championship Quartet, Live It Up, who represented the region at the 2015 SAI International Chorus and Quartet Competition in Las Vegas in mid-October.

The Nancy Bock Center for the Performing Arts is located at McCullough Junior High School, 3800 S. Panther Creek Drive in The Woodlands. Learn more atwww.thewoodlandsshowchorus.org or call 713-688-6509.

John Cooper student takes Grand Ole Opry stage with All-National Honor Ensemble

Jack Whitney, a junior at The John Cooper School, recently returned from Nashville, Tenn., after making it into the All-National Honor Ensemble for the second year in a row where he and 673 other students from 49l U.S. states and territories sang on The Grand Ole Opry stage.
Jack Whitney, a junior at The John Cooper School, recently returned from Nashville, Tenn., after making it into the All-National Honor Ensemble for the second year in a row where he and 673 other students from 49l U.S. states and territories sang on The Grand Ole Opry stage.

For John Cooper School junior Jack Whitney, the busyness of high school is familiar.

Although he’s not a country music fan, Jack’s latest extracurricular excursion to Nashville, Tenn., to sing on the Grand Ole Opry stage with the All-National Honor Ensemble for the second year in a row was an unforgettable experience.

“It was just really fun to be around a lot of great musicians and just, like, witnessing a lot of talent,” Jack said.

Jack’s choir director, Rae Moses, told him about the opportunity sponsored by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), so back in May he submitted a 2-minute audition video. In July he received the news that he made the cut again. click here for complete story

TWCP choir honors veterans with annual concert

The Woodlands College Park High School JROTC color guard members present the U.S. and Texas flags as choir students perform the National Anthem during the Songs of Freedom choir tribute to veterans on Saturday at The Woodlands College Park High School
The Woodlands College Park High School JROTC color guard members present the U.S. and Texas flags as choir students perform the National Anthem during the Songs of Freedom choir tribute to veterans on Saturday at The Woodlands College Park High School

Hundreds of veterans were honored at the 10th annual Songs of Freedom concert performed by The Woodlands College Park High School choir.

The Cavalier Choir hosts the performance each year before Veterans Day to kick off the celebrations.

“We like to take this night to give thanks and salute our military,” Cavalier Choir Boosters President Diana Rogers said. “We put on a big performance. It’s really just to thank them for all they’ve done… It’s about the military, and it’s just their way to have an opportunity to thank them.”

The choir performed patriotic tunes like “Spirit of America,” “Hero,” “God Bless America,” and “Valor.” click here for complete story

TWHS Chamber Choir wins First Place

photo-30The Woodlands High School Chamber Choir won first place at the 43rd annual American Classic Madrigal and Chamber Choir festival on Saturday, March 1, in San Antonio. Each choir, of no more than 24 members, was required to sing three songs. Of the 42 choirs from all over the state, TWHS Chamber choir, which is made up of 14 girls and 10 boys, was the highest ranked choir. click here for complete story

Conroe ISD students head to TMEA State Convention

DSCN6004“Conroe ISD is fortunate to have such a large representation of students participating in the TMEA State Convention. It is a reflection of the tremendous talent of our students nurtured though dedicated teachers and supported by parents who value a quality arts education,” stated Pat Paris, Conroe ISD Fine Arts Coordinator. click here for complete story and all-state students