Sunday, February 19, 2012

A couple articles about the peformance Scotty McCreery & fellow GMHS Choral Students are doing in Washington DC

RALEIGH -- Meredith Clayton is 29 years old, but she still sometimes goes to work with her mom and her mother-in-law. All three are high school choral instructors in Wake public schools. And all are leading choirs to the exclusive, invitation-only Presidents Day Festival Chorus at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., on Monday.
"It's nice to have someone who understands ..." Meredith began as the three sat in a Raleigh coffee shop on a recent Wednesday. "...understands what it took to get there..." her mom, Diane Covington, added. " you have someone to celebrate with," her mother-in-law, Joy Clayton, agreed.
The choirs singing
at the Presidents Day Festival are the Garner Magnet High School Die Meistersingers, under Meredith's direction; the Leesville Road High School Capital Pride, headed by Diane Covington, 55; and the Athens Drive High School Vocal Ensemble, led by Joy Clayton, 60.
The concert isn't just invitation-only: You actually have to be invited to audition. The selections are made from schools across the nation. And this year, Wake County choirs fill three of the six slots at the event. It's rare to have even two choirs from the same state, event producer Edmundo Montoya said. Three is a first. "Apparently there's a tremendous amount of talent there in North Carolina," he said.

This is a great but long article so I've posted the link for you to read it in it's entirety

This link list the schools that will be performing


  1. I HOPE THIS WILL BE TELEVISED!!...Anyone know if or when??

  2. It would be nice if the President, his wife and girls could and would attend.

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  5. @ScottyMcCreery is a little kid...another point for me and @y_greene12 in the #BattleOfGlutterHill.

  6. Skyler Strickland @Catmobile_ Close
    @y_greene12 running from @ScottyMcCreery


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