May 28, 2011By Lisa Moody of South Shelby High School
On April 12th, the South Shelby Band/Choir concert and the art show were held at 7 p.m. in the South Shelby High School Gym. This concert was the final for the band and choir class as well as the final for the art classes. The choir and band both performed five pieces of music and why doing so they had soloist performing. Justin Ensor, Ty McClure, and Gretchen Wood performed their solo pieces while the choir was singing their songs. Laci Jo Hercules also performed her flute solo during the band performance. Three other groups performed their songs. Justin Ensor, Gretchen Wood, and Natalie Hawkins performed their solos from state, Ty McClure, Josh Bender, and Justin Ensor performed the songs that they took to contest, and the brass quintet: Natalie Hawkins, Ty McClure, Austin Martin, Kelsey Kendrick, and Josh Bender also performed their song during the break between choir and band.
The art show was set up in the gym behind the choir and band set up and the results were as followed: first place in painting went to Kelsey Tillitt, second to Courtney Poore, and third went to Chase Gaines and Paige Dimmitt. The ink winners were Sam Bode who received first place and Best of Show, Talon Rufner received second place and Paige Dimmitt also received third place. In pencil drawings Talon Rufner placed first, Kelsey Tillitt took second, and Shayd Laye received third. Brooke Tate placed first in ceramics, while Michael Patterson placed second and third place went to Erin Watkins. In water color Blake Totten placed first, Mylan Hutcherson placed second, and third place went to Kelli Hines who also received third place in her colored pencil artwork where Sam Bode received first place for her colored pencil and Jessica Miles got second in that category. Talon Rufner received both first and second for her pastel and third went to Preston Wood and Taylor Neely received first for her sculpture. The community came out to catch a glimpse of all the hard work and great effort the South Shelby band, choir, and art students have put into this semester to make it a great one.