Monday, February 20, 2012

Scotty McCreery and the GMHS Die Meisters will sing for President Obama

Wake County choirs to hit the big stage Monday in nation's capital

Raleigh, N.C. — Three high school choirs from Wake County and one well known "American Idol" will be in Washington DC Monday to take part in National President's Day Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Singers from Athens Drive, Leesville Road and Garner high schools are among six choirs in the country chosen to perform at the festival. They'll take center stage at 2 p.m. Monday.
Scotty McCreery will join Garner's vocal ensemble for Monday's performance. thumbsup.gif
For the 35 singers from Athens Drive who went through intense auditions to become part of the school's premier vocal ensemble, Monday's performance will be a chance to show off several months of hard work.
"These students are the cream of the crop and they're the top here at Athens Drive," choral teacher Joy Clayton said. "It's an incredible opportunity for them to grow."
Since October, ensembles from all six performing choirs have been practicing the songs they'll sing for President Barack Obama Monday. w00twave.gifThe choirs from Wake County sent videos of their works to be chosen for the festival.
"Our choral departments from Wake County, we must be getting something right," Athens Drive sophomore Matthew Washington said.
Athens Drive senior Mande Monchick said the fact that three schools from Wake County all get to attend Monday's festival will make the performance more memorable.
"Not many people can say they've performed at the Kennedy Center," she said. "It's a great opportunity, but it makes it even better we get to do it with Garner and Leesville."
The students will also get to do some sightseeing during their trip to the nation's capital.


  1. Congratulations Wake County Choirs. Pls. Videos and more videos. ILYTB

    kroltn, TX

  2. WOW we are all so proud of Scotty and Garner High each day I come to this site and then I get so excited I sent a twitter to Scotty today asking him what next sing for the Queen Elizabeth II. To perform at the Kennedy Center and sing for the President USA only a few can say that in a life time. It is example of hard work both by Die Mister and our Scotty I sure hope we can see some video or pictures. We should all send Scotty a twitter and tell him how proud we all are of what Scotty represents.

  3. Can you imagine!? Scotty was in D.C. with the AI10 summer tour and they did do some sightseeing also -- and now he is back in D.C. with his HS choir/friends and 2 other choir groups from Wake County, NC, and performing at the Kennedy Center and for the US President and other VIPs in the audience! And on top of that he is on his first real country concert tour with Brad Paisley! Talk about his last 2 years of high school! WOW!

  4. I wonder if he gets to sing a solo part,What AI person can say they have done all the things that Scotty has done and still doing since he won AI.He is truly the best .

  5. Wonder if he has to have security with him? I'm sure he will say give the credit all to his choir for their hard work and that he is honored to be a part of them.

  6. O YES security will be coming out of the woodwork. I was there once w/President and no one could get in without a full body pat down which will also be all the student on stage . President will most likely go back stage to thanks them all. O I wish I could be there.

  7. I think there's someone from his management team who goes with him to any and all performances (I've noticed this in pictures), so I'm pretty sure someone is with him.

  8. help vote at top 12-watch-and-vote/ scotty vs haley vs josh scotty losing terrible haley leading start 19 feb end monday and xfactor vs voice vs idol scotty vs melanie vs javier this scotty leading

  9. Anonymous 9:21 I voted, Scotty fans obviously are not aware of this poll, Scotty is losing badly. I know these polls dont matter but the other fans bases are out in full force. Scotty is also losing to Haley on vote4idol. If you google vote4idol the site will come on and you can vote all day if you are so inclined.


  10. WOW....what an honor for the GMHS Die Meisters & the other choirs performing at the Kennedy Center today. This is an experience of a lifetime for these young singers, & their teachers. And needless to say, I am so proud of Scotty. My prayers are with them all.

  11. Scotty just WON vote4idol yesterday with the Highest number of votes for any IDOL for the week of Mon Feb 12 - Sun Feb 19. Congratulations, Scotty!

  12. I just voted at top 12-watch-and-vote/ and Scotty is ahead. Not so good on WPOC Most Wanted and vote4idol. Love our Scotty so much that I always want him to be the winner


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