PRCC hosting annual showchoir contest in Hattiesburg

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  Pearl River Community College will host the Mississippi Showchoir Contest Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1 and 2, at Smith Auditiorium at William Carey College in Hattiesburg.
  The contest features 25 middle and high school showchoirs. Admission is $10 per day.
  Competition starts at 3:30 p.m. Friday with the Class A division – Variations from South Forrest Attendance Center Variations, Tiger Vibe, Northeast Jones Middle School; Spotlight!, Oak Grove Middle School. The supper break from 5 to 6:15 p.m. will be followed by an exhibition performance by The Voices ensemble from PRCC.
  Class AA competition begins at 6:30 p.m. – Infusion, South Jones Middle School; Ambassadors, Clinton Junior High; New Edition, Pearl River Central Middle School; Exclusive, Columbia Academy; and Center Stage, West Jones Middle School.
  Following competition, PRCC’s RiverRoad showchoir will perform. Awards will be announced at 9:30 p.m.
  The Saturday schedule is as follows:
• 8:30 a.m. – Class A competition with Renaissance, Northwest Rankin High; Chanticleer, Crestview High; Entourage, Stone High; Innergy, Pisgah High; and The Premiers, Columbia Academy;
• 10:45 a.m. – Women’s Division with Destiny, Crestview High; and Tidal Rave, Picayune Memorial High.
• 11:40 a.m. lunch break.
• 1p.m.  – Women’s competition continues with Innovations, Petal High; New Edition, South Jones High; and Revolution, West Jones High.
• 2:15 p.m. – Class AA with Tigers Untamed, Hattiesburg High; Orange Sensations, Wayne County High; Aggie Accents, Forrest County Agricultural High; Central Attraction, Pearl River Central High; and Imagination, West Jones High.
• 4:30 p.m. – Class AAA with Soundsations, Petal High, and Company, South Jones High.
  RiverRoad will perform at 5:25 p.m. and preliminary awards will be announced at 6 p.m.
  The top five showchoirs and three finalists will resume competition at 7:25 p.m. followed by a performance by The Voices. Awards will be presented at 10:15 p.m.
  LaDona Tyson is director of PRCC choral activities.