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KGB welcomes RHS Acapella Ensemble at Roxy

Rockin’ at the Roxy with the Kerry Gilbert Band and guests is April 13 at 7 p.m.  Special guest for this month’s show is the Russellville High School Acapella Ensemble, directed by Emily Rush.

Rush formed the group about three years ago in the spring of her first year working with the high school. Twenty-four students make up the ensemble, which receives the most challenging music of all vocal groups at Russellville High. Acapella students are more accustomed to reading music and listening for parts, which enhances their vocal performances. Nine students of the Ensemble made All State this year.

There are times when a smaller group is requested to perform in the community. Rush often pulls students from this group for singing the National Anthem or Alma Mater at games, local events and for graduation.

The Acapella Ensemble has performed for the RCS Foundation, the Watermelon Festival, the Chamber of Commerce Community Partnership Awards Banquet, the Relay for Life Survivors Dinner, the Country Cottage, the Franklin County Retired Educators Association and the luminary ceremony at Relay for Life.

“We are excited to perform before the KGB concert and to work with Kerry,” Rush said. “Can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

Members of the Acapella Ensemble are Jacob Davis, Macey Vandiver, Abby Montgomery,

Katie Darracott, Matt Darracott, Avery Guinn, McKinley Copeland, Patrick Crummie, Kaitlin Weeks, Elizabeth Pierce, Amberly Brown, Nicholas McSpadden, Brock Grissom, Addie Scruggs, Braden Bales, Madeline Cooper, Callie Mayberry, Tori Tiffin, Caroline Sparks, Abby Peters, Ethan Howard, Mady King, Ashton Shipley, Morgan Jenkins and Ella Burcham.

The show begins at 7 p.m., and tickets may be purchased at the door or on Eventbrite.com. Adult tickets are $10; tickets for children 7-12 are $5; and children 6 and younger are admitted free.

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