Jim Hill High School will be representing Mississippi during spring break as a group of hand-picked students travel to compete in an international choir competition in the Bahamas.
A total of 32 students between the ages of 14 to 18 are planning to sing in front of numerous groups of people during the trip, continuing the group’s tradition of showing their musical talent internationally. In prior years, the Jackson-based choir has sung at Carnegie Hall in New York, as well as choir competitions in Orlando, Florida.
Pamela Moody, the school’s choir director, explained that this year, the students will be performing at several locations throughout the trip, which includes stops in Nassau and other areas in the Bahamas.
“We’re taking a cruise, so we’re going to sing on the ship a couple of times there. We’re competing on the ship as well, but also, I wanted this to be an educational trip for the students,” Moody said on Good Things with Rebecca Turner. “This is their first international trip outside of the country under my leadership, and we are looking forward to many more great things with this group of singers because they’re very talented.”
Moody added that she hopes the trip will help each student will grow while they are immersed in another culture by hearing unique music, trying new foods, and traveling through a different country.
“We had a liaison who set us up with someone who is in the Bahamas, so we will get to tour Government High School once we reach Nassau,” Moody explained. “We’ll get to see what their educational outlook is, possibly go in and out some of the classrooms, as well as see what their musical style is. We’ll probably sing for them, they’ll sing for us. I want the kids to be submerged in a culture unlike their own.”
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