Sunday, March 20, 2011

Rosa Parks, Wilson and Hoover Students Join to Make Music

ConcertStudents from three City Heights schools — Hoover High, Wilson Middle and Rosa Parks Elementary — teamed up recently for a most unique event.

Students from each of the schools' music programs came together for the first Hoover Cluster concert. Students in grades 4-12 joined voices under the direction of choir directors Sharon Ormsbee of Rosa Parks, Paula Zuill from Wilson, and Laura Williams of Hoover.

District-wide honor concerts are held each year, combining students in similar grade levels. The Hoover event was unusual in that it combined students from so many different grades.

Each school performed two songs during the concert. During the finale the entire ensemble -- all three schools -- performed together. It was a thrilling evening for all at the historic Hoover High auditorium.

For more information, contact Irene Hightower, vice principal, Rosa Parks Elementary School, at (619) 282-6803 or