Several Coweta County School System choral students were invited to perform at the Georgia Governor’s Mansion recently. Twenty members of the Smokey Road Middle School chorus sang at the Governor’s Mansion on Monday, December 7. The group was comprised of students who have participated in honor choruses, a capella ensembles, and GMEA all-state chorus auditions. They were the among the first of 24 choral ensembles invited to perform for visitors to the mansion’s 2015 Holiday Tour Season, which takes place from December 7 through 18.
After a photo with First Lady Deal on the front steps of the mansion, the ensemble performed in the mansion ballroom for 45 minutes that morning, under the direction of chorus teacher Denise Meacham. The students enjoyed cookies and apple cider afterward.
East Coweta High School’s Chamber Choir also performed at the Governor’s Mansion celebration on the following Wednesday morning, December 9. 23 East Coweta chorus students, grades 10 through12, performed under direction of director Christy Hauert.“We were honored to be a part of the festivities and enjoyed meeting Georgia First Lady Deal,” said Hauert. Both performances were part of the Governor’s Mansion Holiday tours. Invited choral and instrumental groups from schools around the state include perform for visitors during the tours of the historic home.
Seen In Picture (Smokey Road 1): Smokey Road Middle School chorus students are pictured in the ballroom of the Georgia Governor’s Mansion, where they performed on December 7. From left to right are Smokey Road students Braelin Wheeler, Esmeralda Medorio-Rivera, Rachel Holewinski, Jasmine Leosewski, Makenzie Rushton, Johnathan Harris, Christofer Sanchez-Avila, Christian Harris, Christian Jackson, Leah McCall, Melvin Vasquez-Cortes, Skylar Schwoerer, Quinterrius Bowles, Kira Spaulding, Bella Grace Parker, Ainsley Harris, Michaela Fuller, Makenzie Barnett, Lyandra Coleman, Grace Fallon, and choral director Denise Meacham.
Press Release from Coweta County Schools