POCA - Because of an increase in the number of participating schools, the West Virginia Music Educators Association Show Choir Festival has expanded to two days.
The festival is planned for this coming Friday and Saturday at Poca High School.
The middle schools will compete at 7 p.m. on Friday; on Saturday, 18 high school show choirs from across the state will vie for state honors.
Local schools attending are Buffalo High, Hurricane, Nitro, Poca, Cabell Midland, George Washington, Riverside, Sissonville, and Winfield. Middle schools attending are Bridgeport, Dunbar, South Harrison and Wasington Irving.
More than 1,000 singers, dancers and musicians will participate in this event.
All day come-and-go tickets are available at the door for $13. Middle School only tickets are $8.
Here is a complete schedule for the WVMEA State Show Choir Festival high school competition on Saturday, March 23:
9 a.m.: Nitro High School (Girls)
9:30 a.m.: Buffalo High School (Small Mixed)
10 a.m.: North Marion High School (Small Mixed)
10:30 a.m.: Sissonville High School (Small Mixed)
11 a.m.: Liberty High School (Small Mixed)
11:30 a.m.: Robert C. Byrd High School (Small Mixed)
12 p.m.: Grafton High School (Small Mixed)