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Virtual Band and Theatre Showcase
Band and Theatre students have worked tirelessly towards the annual Solo and Ensemble and Junior Thespian competitions over the past month and a half. Both are opportunities for young band and theatre students to perform, be critiqued by judges, and hone their craft. The Virtual Band and Theatre Showcase is a glimpse into the band and theatre classrooms as students prepared to perform. We hope you enjoy the show!
In an article in Greenville’s Town Magazine, actor and Broadway performer Wonza Johnson said, “I don’t know what is next, but as long as you put in the work and set goals, you’ll end up where your path is meant to lead you.” As a former Andrew Jackson Middle School student, Johnson knows the work and dedication needed in a craft that brings such joy to many people. He will bring his acting experience to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in the Theatre Department during a two-day virtual masterclass on March 24th and 25th. Please congratulate Mr. Skinner and his students on this opportunity and their preparation for the masterclass!
March is Music in Our Schools Month. A big shout out and great job to all of our student musicians in Band, Chorus and Orchestra at Andrew Jackson Middle School!
Even during a pandemic, students at Andrew Jackson Middle School are connecting and making art with others outside of Kershaw. The AJMS 6th Grade Chorus will be participating in a county-wide masterclass with the official chorus of the United States Navy, the Sea Chanters from Washington, DC. This premier choral ensemble performs in our nation's capital for the President and Vice-President and members of Congress.