CCHS Chorus takes on Nashville | News | The Press and Standard

by | March 23, 2017 5:00 pm

Last Updated: March 23, 2017 at 10:28 am

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Members of the Colleton County High School Chorus traveled to Nashville, Tenn., for a long weekend of enjoying the sights and sounds of one of the most famous music scenes in the United States. Approximately 40 students and their chaperones departed last Thursday March 16 and arrived home Monday March 20.
While in Nashville, choral members stayed at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center. Students toured RCA Studio B and became a “Star for a Day” by recording a song. They also toured the Ryman Auditorium, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. They had lunch and did a little line-dancing at the Wildhorse Saloon where they could hear their own recording played.
One of the many highlights of the trip for the CCHS Choral students was the backstage tour of the Grand Ole’ Opry on Saturday morning, followed by a 20-minute performance outside the General Jackson Showboat, and later attending the evening performance at the Grand Ole’ Opry. Students were also able to tour Andrew Jackson’s home, “The Hermitage.”
On Sunday, the group departed Nashville and traveled to Pigeon Forge, where they spent the day at Dollywood before returning home on Monday.
“The trip far exceeded my expectations,” said Stephanie Drawdy, CCHS choral director. “I expected to learn more about country music, but what I really learned is how much it has influenced the American culture. It was a fun and educational trip — one of the best I have taken with my students. Because this trip was so relatable and relevant to the students, they were able to embrace the entire experience.”

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