CMS students to showcase musical talent

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Students in 14 bands, orchestras and choruses from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be featured in "A Musical Showcase" at 7 p.m. March 20 at the Belk Theater in the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. The inaugural music competition is sponsored by Charlotte Concerts and a grant from the Leon Levine Foundation.

The competitors include the following groups:​ Alexander Graham Middle Campana (an a cappella choir), Ardrey Kell High Wind Ensemble, Butler High Jazz Ensemble, Community House Middle Eighth-Grade Band, East Mecklenburg High and Northwest School of the Arts combined Women's Chamber Choir, Hough High Howlin' Huskies (a show choir), McClintock Middle Advanced Chorus, Providence High Chamber Winds, South Mecklenburg High Chamber Orchestra, Southwest Middle String Orchestra, Torrence Creek Elementary fourth- and fifth-grade choir, The Quarter Notes, Waddell Language Academy Elementary Choir, West Charlotte High Chorale Ensemble and Windsor Park Elementary Orchestra.