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Stephanie Raper
In the Loop Editor

              Visions Catches their Breath


Members of the Grenada High School Visions Show Choir are trying to catch their breath after singing and dancing their way across Mississippi and Tennessee over the past few months.  The troupe has been busy traveling and competing in both states while performing their competition show entitled The Root of All Evil.

The group first traveled to the Jackson Prep Show Choir Masters in Flowood, Mississippi on January 31.  Visions placed first in the Middle/Mixed Division at this event and was named second runner-up overall.

On February 7, the company competed at the Jackson Academy Show Choir Invitational in Jackson, Mississippi. At this event, they placed first in the Middle/Mixed Division and were named first runner-up overall.  Senior Visions member, Matthew Murphy, received the first runner-up award in the solo competition, where he sang “Corner of the Sky” from Pippin.


On Valentine’s Day, Visions traveled to Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee to compete at the Music City Show Shoppe. They placed second runner-up overall.   Matthew Murphy was named Best Soloist in a Performance, singing “Easy Street” and “How Did I End up Here”.  Visions Band was named Best Instrumental Combo. The band is under the direction of senior member, Tristan Crockett.  Band members include:  (Seniors) Dakota Young – electric guitar, Tyree Phillips – drums; (Juniors) Nathan Moss – trombone, JaDarius Avery – tambourine; (Sophomore) Kyle Savage- trumpet; (Freshman) Trey Miller- synthesizer; with Gary Clanton – bass guitar, and Ellen Moss – trombone.

On February 28, Visions competed at the Petal Invitational at Petal High School in Petal, Mississippi where they were awarded Middle/Mixed Grand Champion and won Best Costumes Overall.

Visions is under the direction of Mrs. Jenni Winter and Assistant Director Mrs. Kim Porter.  Members include:  (Singers/Dancers) Chase Alldread, Rylee Artman, Jarvis Benson, Anna Bradlie Blair, Mason Blair, Carson Carrithers, Kaylee Clanton, Lauren Conley, Logan Conner, Taylor Garlington, Lindsey Griffin, Katelin Hayward, Timmy Herrington, Emily Lamkin, Elizabeth Lee, Raina Livingston, Madison Martin, Tripp McCrory, Jessi Morgan, Matthew Murphy, Bailey Muselwhite, Noah Porter, Sloane Reid, Claire Sanford, Zakiriah Sizemore, Melissa Sones, Ladarrius Thurmond, Jaylon Townsend, Peyton Trotter, Selena Trotter, Hannah Waters, and Grace Worthy; (Crew) Elizabeth Braswell, Sidney Cox, Tori DuBard, Desiree Golden, Destany Goldman, Cayden Hall, Anna Hayward, Jamauri Johnson, Grant Martin, John Lake Merriman, Elizabeth Parks, Peyton Porter, Josh Savage, Chaz Trost, Taylor Vance, and  Trent Walls.   Congratulations to Visions on their amazing competition season!