District One Best Vocalist Competition scheduled
Florence One has announced that the final competition for District One’s Vocal Star will be held on Friday, March 11, at 6 p.m. at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center. Tickets are now on sale. Reserved seating is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets are available at the Francis Marion Performing Arts Center box office where hours are from noon until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and up until the time of the show on March 11.
The competition will consist of performances by eight finalists from each age division (elementary, middle and high) with a winner named from each division. The three division winners will go head-to-head in a sing-off held on the evening of the competition. The winner named “District One’s Best Vocalist” will receive a $500 prize; second place will receive $100; third place will receive $50.
Florence One Performing Arts Coordinator said, “This will be the fourth year for the District One Vocal Star competition, and it promises to be an exciting year. We encourage everyone to come out and enjoy some of the best singers in Florence School District One held at the beautiful FMUPAC.” Singers in the elementary division (grades 4-6) include: Austin White, Delmae; Carsyn Ridgeway, Royall; Tyler Russell, Delmae; Gracie Smith, Royall; Jameek Fryson, North Vista; Naeem Shabazz, Moore; Carleigh Motte, Greenwood; McKenzie Smith, Wallace Gregg; Autumn Perkins, Dewey L. Carter. Middle division singers are: (grades 7 and 8) Houston Taylor, Williams; Deborah Ingram, Sneed; Jayla Singleton, Southside; Antonio Brown, Southside; Ashley O’Connor, Williams; James Wong, Williams; Alexa Matthews, Southside; Hailey Williams, Southside; Olivia Parrott, Southside (alternate). High School division (grade 9, 10, 11, 12) singers are Taylor Outler, South Florence; Chris Brown, South Florence; Rian Avin, South Florence; Kathleen Covington, South Florence; Elizabeth Marsac, South Florence; Mikayla Bunch, South Florence; Ally Yarnal, West Florence; Faith Hyman, South Florence; Grace Avin, South Florence (alternate). For more information call Laura Greenway at 843-673-1134.