CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Created by Charlotte Concerts, A Musical Showcase featured performances by 14 instrumental and choral ensembles from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Judges, including Charlotte-native Anthony Hamilton, were in the audience and selected three overall winners from the performing groups.
This inaugural awards ceremony was be emcee’d by Jordan Gross, former Carolina Panther offensive tackle, and included performances by the following school ensembles:
Alexander Graham Middle School: “Campana”
Ardrey Kell High School: Wind Ensemble
Community House Middle School: 8th Grade Band
David W. Butler High School: Jazz Ensemble
East Mecklenburg High School & Northwest School of the Arts: Women’s Chamber Choir
McClintock Middle School: 8th Grade Advanced Chorus
Providence High School: Chamber Winds
South Mecklenburg High School: Chamber Orchestra
Southwest Middle School: String Orchestra
Torrence Creek Elementary School: Choir
Waddell Language Academy: Chorus Club
West Charlotte High School: Chorale Ensemble
William A. Hough High School: “Howlin’ Huskies”
Windsor Park Elementary: Windsor Park Orchestra
A Musical Showcase is possible, thanks to a generous challenge grant from The Leon Levine Foundation. This competition celebrates musical excellence and provides the opportunity for students and adults to realize that the discipline, self-motivation, and training involved with music endeavors and the joy derived from music truly change a person’s life.
A Musical Showcase judges included Anthony Hamilton, Mary A. Deissler, Tom Gabbard and Will Young.