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.


West Charlotte High School  Chorale Ensemble directed by Jasmyn CooperMusical Showcase rehearsal at Southwest Middle School.Torrence Creek Elementary School Quarter Notes directed by Kevin Brawley (shown here)Waddell Language Academy Elementary Choir rehearsal.Providence High School Chamber WindsProvidence High School Chamber Winds. Conductor is Joshua K. PotterSouth Mecklenburg High School Chamber OrchestraMusical Showcase rehearsal at Community Houe MS. Teacher isMcClintock Middle School Advanced Chorus rehearsing.McClintock Middle School Advanced Chorus rehearsing. Teacher/conductor Willie Pinson.Alexander Graham Middle School Campana (A Capella Choir)  Directed by Christopher Brown.Musical Showcase rehearsal: Butler Jazz EnsembleMusical Showcase rehearsal: Butler Jazz EnsembleArdrey Kell High School Wind Ensemble rehearsing for CMS Musical ShowcaseArdrey Kell High School Wind Ensemble rehearsing for CMS Musical ShowcaseMusical Showcase rehearsal at Windsor Park Elementary.
West Charlotte High School  Chorale Ensemble directed by Jasmyn Cooper