Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Education

Hernando County school newsmakers for May 31

The Powell Middle School choral program has a new show choir this school year.

The musical theater class presented the musical Once on This Island, Jr. in February.

It had its first public performance as a show choir on the competition stage at Disney World recently, bringing home the "Silver Mickey" statue for taking second place in the specialty choir category, finishing just one point behind a choir from Miami.

The choreography was done by Powell's dance instructor, Serena Young. She taught the routine to a few students, who then taught it to the 34-member choir. Their musical selections included Somebody to Love by Queen, the Jackson 5's I Want You Back/ABC 123 and Rascal Flatts' Bless the Broken Road.

Said Powell's choral director, David Pletincks: "We really have some amazingly talented kids here at Powell, and this gives us another great way to showcase all of their talents and skills."

NATURE COAST CHILDREN'S CHORALE: The chorale is conducting auditions for its upcoming fifth season. Contact the children's chorale at [email protected] to set up an audition.

The Nature Coast Children's Chorale is open to children in grades 4 to 12.

It is under the direction of David Pletincks, Powell Middle School choral director and chairman-elect for the Florida Vocal Association middle school choirs.

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