Kalli Drake Staff Writer
Morgan County High School (MCHS) students Jessica Bailey, Kilee Norman and Fulton Pritchett have organized a concert entitled “One Morgan” to be performed on Friday, April 10. The concert will feature students from all grades and have performers in band, chorus, drama and various other extracurricular activities.
Bailey, Norman and Pritchett began preparing for the event before the school’s Christmas break, and performers began rehearsals in the beginning of February, rehearsing every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. This year’s set list includes classic and contemporary songs from all genres including pop, rock, rap, country and jazz. “We have everything from Michael Jackson and Bruno Mars to Nat King Cole and Queen,” Bailey said.
Bailey also noted that this performance, along with the last few of the year, would be especially memorable for the graduating seniors, herself included. A chorus concert on April 14, a band concert on April 16 and a county-wide fine arts extravaganza will round out the year’s performances and the high school fine arts careers of the seniors. Bailey credits her high school fine arts programs as what helped her discover her passion, music. She will be pursuing this passion beginning this fall at the University of Kentucky studying Vocal Performance and Opera on a full-ride scholarship combining academic and vocal scholarships.
“These last few performances will definitely be bittersweet. I will miss performing with the friends I’ve made her at MCHS, but I can’t wait to get the chance to perform at the collegiate level,” Bailey said. Bailey is proud of the “One Morgan” show because it captures the true spirit of One Morgan and demonstrates the talent that exists at MCHS. She notes that many of the songs are nearly identical to their original recordings, and for those that are not, the students show creativity and originality with their performances.