Mississippi Showchoir Contest coming up

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  POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College will host the Mississippi Showchoir Contest Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5 and 6, at the Brownstone Center for the Arts.
  The contest is for middle and high school showchoirs and serves as a fundraiser for RiverRoad, the PRCC showchoir, and other choral groups.
  Friday’s competition begins at 3:30 p.m. and includes showchoirs from Poplarville Middle School, Baxterville, Columbia Academy, Laurel Middle School, Pearl River Central, West Jones and Northeast Jones in Class A and Petal Middle School, South Jones and Jackson Prep in Class AA.
  Exhibition performances will include PRCC’s The Voices ensemble at 7 p.m., Petal Upper Elementary showchoir at 8:05 p.m. and RiverRoad at 10:10 p.m. Awards will be given at 10:30 p.m.
  Saturday’s competition begins at 9 a.m. with Columbia Academy, Crestview, Fla., and Biloxi in the small mixed group category; Crestview, Picayune, Pearl River Central, Auburn and Petal in the women’s division; Sumrall and Pearl River Central in the medium mixed division; Jackson Prep, Auburn and Petal in the large mixed division.
  RiverRoad and The Voices will perform at 4:15 before preliminary awards are presented.
  Finalist competition begins at 6:30 p.m. and concludes with awards at 9:15 p.m.
  Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, telephone 601 403-1272 or 601 403-1438.