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A Favorite PCA Tradition: Valentine Singing Grams

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Once again the PCA High School Vocal Ensemble "spread the love" during Valentines by delivering singing Valentine grams.  This has become a yearly tradition where families and friends can purchase a song to be sung for a special student or faculty member. As in years past, some of the most popular songs included, "You Are My Sunshine", "My Girl", "A Bushel and a Peck" and "You Got a Friend in Me". However, this year there were quite a few requests for "True Colors" from Trolls and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough". The PCA Vocal Ensemble didn't disappoint with energetic and entertaining a capella arrangements. 

"While this is such a fun project for the HS Ensemble, it is equally moving to see how much joy these songs bring to the person who receives them. We see lots of smiles and even a few tears each year and that makes it all worthwhile," says Choir Director, Kathy Thames.

The High School Ensemble does such an amazing job preparing each year and our students and staff have come to appreciate and enjoy this sweet PCA tradition. Proceeds from this fundraiser go to help the junior class raise money for the Junior/Senior Prom.

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The Palmetto Show

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On Thursday, May 10th the PCA upper school arts were on display at the annual Palmetto Show. The evening began with an entertaining concert by the PCA middle and high school Bands and Choirs. Selections from the bands included classical and popular tunes, including a John Williams medley which included songs from Star Wars and Jurassic Park. The bands have continued to grow under the direction of Mr. Mike Doll, and this year PCA was excited to add high school band among the music classes offered.

The middle school choirs also sang a collection of songs including songs from Korea and Africa, as well as a touching rendition of "What a Wonderful World" which was dedicated to Mr. Moser. The high school Ensemble sang a collection of songs including "Mojuba" from Nigeria, "I Surrender All" and "Singing in the Rain". Among the performances, were cameos by our three seniors who have all been in Choir at PCA for eight years. Samuel Biggerstaff performed an original piano composition, "Marshlands." Nicole Watson wowed the audience vocally with an Italian art song, "Vittoria, mio core!" and Katie Keenan ended the night with a tender solo on "This is Me" from the movie The Greatest Showman. Both Samuel and Nicole plan on continuing to study music in college. PCA is extremely proud of our seniors and all of our students for their work and performance in music!

The evening ended with an amazing display of upper school visual art, provided by PCA art teacher Rachel Tuck. Beautiful paintings, colorful drawings and realistic renderings from our PCA middle and high school artists were exhibited throughout the Welcome Center. Parents and students enjoyed the art walk and opportunity to see the many talents of our students. Art work for both the Palmetto show poster and program were presented by talented artists, Abby Landfried (11th) and Zella Horton (7th).

The Palmetto Show was a beautiful success! Thanks to all of our PCA students for sharing their many talents!