The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

March 23, 2012

Variety key word in 16th Carver Talent Show in Pinetop

JoEllen Pollard
Staff Report

TARBORO — PINETOPS — G. W. Carver Elementary School in Pinetops produced its 16th talent show Tuesday night when 18 acts participated in the production of “We Believe in Music.”

The program was held in observance of "Music in Our Schools" month and serves as a fundraiser for the school’s music department. School music teacher Becky Johnson coordinated the program.

This year, the students danced, sang, lip synched, played musical instruments, and even jumped rope to the music.

The talent show is open to grades 1-5, as well as to staff members and auditions were held to choose the acts. For a student performer to be eligible, they must meet a set academic guidelines as well as presenting an age-appropriate talent.

Many students choose to participate in the show; so regular attendees can see their talents grow.

The show is open to individuals or groups, such as Mrs. Lewis's fourth grade class, which performed a choreographed dance routine to "Schools Out.”

Other unique performances included Lucino Sanchez playing guitar and singing "La Malaguena" in Spanish and Jae Li Minner jump roping in time with the song "Tonight.”

The show ended with a huge finale with all participants singing "We Believe in Music," conducted by Johnson.

William Ellis, Carver's principal, was the host/emcee for the night.

Service Drug and Flowers by Roberts sponsored the program while Jimmy Bryant provided sound system.