Wayne County Public Schools students will soon spread holiday cheer through festive songs and melodies at the annual district-wide Choral Showcase, with performances spanning over three nights (November 30, December 1, and December 2) at the Goldsboro High auditorium.
This is the twentieth year for the annual holiday showcase. The showcase first began in 2001 with 12 schools participating. After taking a year off due to the pandemic, the district will bring back the showcase with 25 schools.
“The Choral Showcase has been a highlight of the holiday season for our Wayne County Public Schools choral programs for many years and I am thrilled to be a part of it for the first time,” states Christine White, Title IV Enrichment Facilitator. “Our students and teachers are delighted to be able to present the music they have been preparing for the past few months. For many of them, this will be their first return to the stage since the pandemic, and they are eagerly anticipating the opportunity to make music for an audience again.”
The schedule for the participating schools is as follows:
Tuesday, November 30: Charles B. Aycock High, Fremont STARS Elementary, Northeast Elementary, Northwest Elementary, Norwayne Middle, Rosewood Elementary, Rosewood High, Rosewood Middle
Wednesday, December 1: Carver Heights Elementary, Eastern Wayne Elementary, Eastern Wayne High, Eastern Wayne Middle, Goldsboro High School, Greenwood Middle, Meadow Lane Elementary, North Drive Elementary, Tommy’s Road Elementary
Thursday, December 2: Brogden Middle, Brogden Primary, Carver Elementary, Grantham Elementary, Southern Wayne High, Spring Creek Elementary, Spring Creek High, Spring Creek Middle
Parents of participating students have designated parking areas. Parents of elementary choral students need to use the Beech Street parking lot. Parents of middle and high school choral students need to use the Herman Street parking lots. Community members and other visitors are welcome to use any of the Goldsboro High parking lots.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the programs will begin at 6:30 p.m. each night. Guests need to use the side entrance along Beech Street closest to the Goldsboro High main office. Admission is $6.00 for each person, and all proceeds will benefit the choral programs at the participating schools. Children under five years old are admitted free of charge.
All Tickets for the event will be sold via GoFan, an online ticketing system that is already used by WCPS athletic programs. You may download the free GoFan app for iOS and Android devices. Search via the “Wayne County Public Schools” in the GoFan app, go to the webpage https://gofan.co/app/school/NC67784. Tickets will need to be redeemed via SmartPhone or device at the door of the event.