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The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus is proud to present

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for Performing Arts

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How Judging Works Judging for the Showcase performances follows a similar format as the national television program, Dancing with the Stars, with the three judges using paddles with scoring from one to ten, with ten being the best. The winner of tonight’s competition will be determined by: Judges’ Showcase scores 50% Audience votes ($1 per vote) 50% *Audience votes are determined by the overall money raised before and during tonight’s event for the stars and their professional partners. All proceeds from the audience votes are donated to The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus. The audience may vote throughout the entire evening until the conclusion of intermission. Winners will be announced at the end of tonight’s show.

Thank you so much for joining us for the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus’ last performance of the 2015-2016 season. The children, our Jacksonville stars, and their dance partners from A Social Affair dance studio have been working tirelessly so that this evening becomes our best Jacksonville’s Dancing with the Stars yet! Your support of The Chorus enriches our singers’ experiences and the life of our community. I am privileged to live and work among people who share my goal of building a world-class children’s chorus in Jacksonville. I firmly believe that when children are given the opportunity to excel, and are supported by talented instructors who challenge them to achieve their fullest potential, they do. And, not only does the child benefit, the entire community benefits, too! I am humbled by the generosity of our community; a community that supports the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus’ provision of scholarships to children who might not otherwise have a choral arts experience. Because of scholarships, these children are able to grow and develop into musical leaders in their schools and communities. Tonight is a night to celebrate our singers and our Jacksonville stars who are dancing on stage, and it’s also about celebrating you—with your help, The Chorus is able to move forward and shape the lives of our next generation of leaders. Thank you again for your support, time, and contributions. You are in for a treat tonight. Enjoy the Show! Sincerely,

Darren Dailey Artistic and Executive Director

Act I Welcome Scott Snyder, Compass Consulting Group, PRM Corporation and Digital Benefit Advisors

Introduction Show Emcees: Curtis Dvorak and Joy Purdy Sir Duke.................................................................Concert and Touring Choirs Words & Music by Stevie Wonder; Arranged by Audrey Snyder

Parade of Stars Welcome Judges - Marsha Oliver, Scott Snyder and Susan Towler

Celebrity Showcase Competition Deanna Brown and Tim Schweiger - Cha Cha/Samba Nancy Chartrand and Larry Audije - Rumba/Swing Jill Evans and James Bell - Jive Keith Copeland and Samantha Wilson - Rumba/Cha Cha Annie Tinker and Chris Hill - Salsa Dane Grey and Ashley Novak - Medley Melanie Cost and Samuel Penalba - Swing/Jive Jake Gordon and Ruhiyyih McKinley - Showdance

INTERMISSION - 20 minutes - Last Chance to Vote!

Act II Boogie Woogie..............................................................Treble and Lyric Choirs Words & Music by Ken Berg Professional dancers: Ashley Novak, Keturah Robison, Roseanna George and Samantha Wilson

Jacksonville Children’s Chorus Video Billy Joel Medley.......................... Darren Dailey with professional Ashley Novak


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Schedule of Events Cantar! (Sing!)........................................................................... Training Choir Arranged by Jay Althouse Professional dancers: Keturah Robison and Tim Schweiger

Jailhouse Rock................................................................. Young Men’s Chorus (from Jailhouse Rock) Words & Music by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller; Arr. by Ed Lojeski Professional dancers: Ruhiyyih McKinley and James Bell

Professional Dance Team - Mashup A Social Affair Professional Dancers: Ashley Novak, Ruhiyyih McKinley, Keturah Robison, Roseanna George, Samantha Wilson, Tim Schwieger, Chris Hill and Samuel Penalba

ABBA Medley............................................................................. Touring Choir (Choral Highlights from the movie Mamma Mia!) I Have a Dream, Mamma Mia, Thank You for the Music and Dancing Queen Arranged by Mac Huff Professional dancers: Ashley Novak and Tim Schweiger, Keturah Robison and Samuel Penalba, Roseanna George and Chris Hill

Awards Presentation

Concert Etiquette Audience members also have a role to play! JCC asks you kindly to... n Applaud heartily at the appropriate times, when you hear something you like. n Turn off all electronic devices such as cell phones and watch alarms. n Photography and videography are prohibited. n Please remain seated during the performance.

n Do not wave to your singer during the concert. n Please do not bring food or drinks into the hall/auditorium. n If your small child has difficulty remaining quiet, please exit the concert hall quickly and quietly. n The concert is recorded and all extraneous noise affects recording quality.

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Deanna Brown Pro Partner: Tim Schweiger CFP®, CDFATM, Partner and Co-Founder, Ullmann Financial Group, Inc. Deanna was born and raised in the Northeast before moving to Jacksonville with her family in the early 1990s. She was awarded a scholarship to attend the University of North Florida. Pursuing her passion for finance, she worked for GE Capital while studying for her degree. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, she was actively recruited by Merrill Lynch to work on their mutual fund pricing team. Quickly promoted for both her expertise and work ethic, Deanna became an offshore mutual fund trader, where she was responsible for hundreds of millions of dollars in international mutual fund trades daily. Deanna realized that her strong desire was to work more closely with individual clients in the goal setting and the financial planning phase of their investment needs. This led her to Robert W. Baird and subsequently Ullmann Financial. At Ulllmann Financial, she guides clients through the Abundant Lifestyle Approach™ to create, implement and monitor financial plans and investment recommendations. Deanna has been a Certified Financial Planner™ Professional since 2005. She holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities registrations and is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™. Deanna is a board member for the AIG Advisor Group Women’s Advisory Board. She was a 2014 National recipient of the NAIFA’s “Four Under Forty” Award. In 2015, she was recognized by the Jacksonville Business Journal as one of its Money Master honorees. She is also a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, the Financial Planning Association and the Estate Planning Council of Northeast Florida. Deanna lives in Jacksonville with her husband, William, and their two sons. She is active in the local community and volunteers her time with the Women’s Giving Alliance, Junior Achievement, and Family Foundations.

Nancy Chartrand Pro Partner: Larry Audije Chairman of the Board, The Chartrand Foundation Born Nancy Jane Piecuch in 1954 to first generation Polish immigrants, Frank and Jane Piecuch, Nancy’s birthplace and home was Manchester, New Hampshire where her value of volunteerism took hold. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science and a teaching degree. After graduation, Nancy married her high school sweetheart and they started a family. Soon she became a devoted mother of two children, Jeffrey and Meredith. In 1982, the family migrated to Jacksonville, Florida where they have made their home. Continuing with the values instilled in her childhood, Nancy served on many volunteer boards including the Parent Teacher Association at her children’s schools and the family’s local parish, Resurrection Church. Her devotion to the Catholic faith has inspired a deep belief in social justice. She has served the community through her support of The Ronald McDonald House, St. Vincent’s Hospital, PACE School for Girls, and Birthright, Inc. She was named a 2013 “Woman of Influence.” She and her husband, Gary, were awarded “Philanthropists of the Year” in 2013. Currently, Nancy sits on the foundation boards of the Diocese of St. Augustine Florida, Florida State College of Jacksonville, and St. Vincent’s Healthcare. She sits on the Board of Directors for The Cummer Museum of Arts and Gardens, the leadership council for the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center for Girls, and Chairman of the Board at The Chartrand Foundation, which focuses on equal educational opportunities for all. When Nancy was approached to participate in Jacksonville’s Dancing with the Stars event, her first thought was “No way!,” but later decided to accept the challenge and looks forward to raising money for such a great cause. Nancy and her husband, Gary, reside in Ponte Vedra Beach.


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The Stars and Pros

Keith Copeland Pro Partner: Samantha Wilson Software Consultant, Jade Software Keith Copeland was born in Indianapolis, IN and moved multiple times before arriving in Jacksonville in 1996. Keith has an identical twin with whom he attended Stanton College Preparatory high school before going to the University of Central Florida. He graduated with degrees in Management Information Systems and Marketing, and Certification as a SAP Consultant. Upon graduation, Keith went to work for Computer Science Corporation (CSC) where he was specially assigned to work on clearance level items for the Department of Defense (DOD). He designed and implemented logistics and tracking systems that are utilized worldwide. He did two tours in the Middle East where he successfully implemented the Logistics Modernization Program, a platform to manage all operations. Keith was awarded the Captain’s Medal for services performed while on call. During his time at CSC, Keith realized he had a love for inter-system communications and started to develop a platform for data exchange. He parlayed this basic platform and created a sellable suite that small Container Terminal could use to interact with Port Authorities. After 5 years with CSC and the DOD, he started a consulting firm and started to consult on the platform he created. After 2 years, Jade Software Corporation from New Zealand negotiated for Keith to come on as the lead Implementation Consultant in charge of platform expansion and design for the Americas. Keith travels the world assisting large container terminals streamline operations through software and process improvements. Current clients include C Steinweg Group (Rotterdam, Netherlands and Oman, Africa), CICE (3 Locations in Mexico), Diversified Port Holdings (5 Terminals in US), Penn Terminals and Alabama Steel Terminal. During Keith’s free time, he volunteers with Renaissance Jax and the Robotics teams in Jacksonville, where he assist kids with building robots. He also designs and builds custom racing drones.

Melanie Cost Pro Partner: Samuel Penalba CSX, Director of Financial & Media Relations Melanie Cost is Director of Financial & Media Relations at CSX, where she oversees the company’s media response team as well as crisis communications and interactions with financial journalists. Prior to moving to Jacksonville in 2013, Melanie served as Associate Director for Corporate Communications and Issues Management at APCO Worldwide, a strategic communications and public affairs consulting firm in Washington, D.C. Melanie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Wake Forest University and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society. She co-founded the Wake Forest University Women’s Rugby Club after playing two years of division-winning rugby in high school. Melanie has been active in philanthropic and civic activities throughout her career. She helped develop the APCO Worldwide pro bono grants program, which offered free communication and marketing services to nonprofits in the Washington area. In Jacksonville, she co-chairs the Women’s Giving Alliance Communications Committee and is a member of the Cathedral Arts Project CAPtivators, United Way Atlantic Circle and the JAXUSA Marketing Committee. Melanie is also an ambassador and community liaison for Jacksonville University. Melanie is an ardent supporter of the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus – its singers, its mission and its values. Choral singing has been a passion of Melanie’s since she was one of the loudest and most enthusiastic members of her church’s “Joyful Noise” children’s choir at age 4. Growing up, she sang in every possible church choir and school chorus, including stints as Michael Jackson in the middle school Show Choir and a singing giraffe on stilts in the church’s performance of “Children of Eden.” She was a four-year member of the Wake Forest University Collegium Musicum vocal ensemble, and has been a multi-year member of the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus.

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Jill Evans Pro Partner: James Bell Sales and Business Development

Jill has enjoyed a successful career as a sales and business development professional who is currently enjoying some time at home managing the busy life of her two wonderful children. Most recently she was Director of Business Development at IPC Healthcare, a physician group practice focused on the delivery of hospital medicine and related facility-based services. Prior to joining IPC, Evans served as a Sales & Business Manager for Brooks Rehabilitation in their Custom Care business unit. She has also held Physician-relation roles with Florida Hospital and Florida Hospital Centra Care. Prior to her career in healthcare, she held several positions in Trust and Private Banking with SunTrust, Colonial Bank and Paragon Bank. Evans has served a number of civic and philanthropic organizations including as a Board Member & Fundraising Chairman for the Dunedin, FL Rotary Club, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Dunedin Chamber of Commerce and the Orlando Tourism Chamber. Evans holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of South Florida. She resides in Jacksonville with her husband, Brian, their two wonderful children, Graham (9) and Addison (8), Chewy the cat and Tucker, the dog.

Dane Grey Pro Partner: Ashley Novak President, Elite Parking Services of America, Inc. Dane Grey is the President of Elite Parking Services of America, which specializes in parking and transportation management services for municipalities and urban markets, airports, and hospitals. They employ over 300 employees across the east coast of the United States. He founded Elite Parking while at Jacksonville University in 2007, known then as Elite Valet. In 2010, the name was changed to Elite Parking to encompass more parking services and the company began managing operations along the entire east coast of the U.S. In 2015, Mr. Grey led the Elite Parking team to the development of the first ever industry-recognized, cloud-based parking concept, an automated method to managing employees, reducing operational cost, and increasing personnel productivity all through a mobile and web-based application known as eTrac. Elite Parking was the recipient of the 2015 Governor’s Business Ambassador Award, given to companies that create jobs and technology innovation throughout the State. With this concept, Elite Parking will be the first truly automated parking provider in the United States. Mr. Grey possesses over 13 years experience in parking operations and 5 years experience in airport operations, where he worked in both the land side and air side capacity at the Jacksonville Aviation Authority. Mr. Grey’s community involvement has given him the opportunity to sit on many boards. He is a gubernatorial appointee to the Transportation Commission for the State of Florida. A member of Mayor Curry’s 2015 Infrastructure Transition Team, Sheriff Williams 2015 Transparency Transition Team, Vice Chair for Jacksonville University Aviation Board,and a current Board Member for the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Grey is an active member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization), a worldwide organization of CEO and company presidents. Additionally, Mr. Grey has attained personal accolades, such as the Jacksonville Business Journal’s Top 40 under 40, The Governor’s Young Entrepreneur Award, and the Jacksonville University Aviation Management Student of the Year. Mr. Grey’s educational background encompasses a BS from Jacksonville University, and an MBA from Delta State University. Mr. Grey is a 2014 graduate of Jacksonville’s Leadership JAX class of 2014 (the best class), and a holding receipt of the proven best class pin.


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Jake Gordon Pro Partner: Ruhiyyih McKinley Downtown Vision, CEO Jake Gordon is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Downtown Vision Inc. (DVI), Jacksonville’s downtown business improvement district. Created in 2000, DVI is a not-forprofit organization with a mission to build and maintain a vibrant city core and promote Downtown Jacksonville as an exciting place to live, work, visit and invest. Mr. Gordon relocated to Jacksonville in 2015 from Camden, New Jersey. In Camden, Jake was Vice President at Cooper’s Ferry Partnership (CFP), Camden’s citywide economic development corporation, as well as serving Executive Director of the Camden Special Services District (CSSD), Camden New Jersey’s business improvement district. For Cooper’s Ferry, Jake managed numerous revitalization projects in Camden’s downtown, waterfront, and neighborhood, including streetscape improvements, park restoration, placemaking initiatives, infrastructure rehabilitation, façade upgrades, and energy efficiency retrofits. As Executive Director of the CSSD, Jake managed a traditional business improvement district with an expansive clean and safe ambassador program. Mr. Gordon also served as general counsel for CFP and CSSD. Prior to moving to Camden in 2007, Jake worked for three years as an associate attorney for O’Melveny & Myers LLP in Los Angeles, guiding major clients through large-scale litigation. Mr. Gordon received his J.D. from University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2003, and his Bachelors of Arts from University of California, San Diego in 1999. Jake has passed the bar in California, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is active in numerous organizations including Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the International Downtown Association (IDA). Mr. Gordon is also active in the Jacksonville community, serving on the board of directors of The Florida Theatre, an iconic Mediterranean Revival entertainment venue built in 1927, and the board of directors of Friends of Hemming Park, a not-for-profit organization working to revitalize Jacksonville’s oldest public park into a modern, urban space that engages diverse communities and restores vitality to our city’s public square. Jake is dedicating all his incredible dance moves to his wife Dana and his children Alex (5) and Samantha (3).

Annie Tinker Pro Partner: Chris Hill Prenatal and Postpartum Fitness Trainer and Doula

Annie is a Prenatal and Postpartum Fitness Trainer and Doula. She is also the wife of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Long Snapper, Carson Tinker. She has been helping her clients through tough pregnancies, deliveries, recoveries, and extreme weight loss for five years. She loves helping people achieve a healthy and fit lifestyle despite any hurdle in their way. Annie has always has a passion for health and fitness, so when asked to join Jacksonville’s Dancing with the Stars she jumped at the chance! She sees the opportunity not only as a way to help the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus, but also as an avenue of fitness she hasn’t yet explored. With three young nieces and a nephew on the way, Annie sees the importance of music in young lives. The JCC’s thirty five percent scholarship rate resonated with Annie as she puts forth a lot of effort in her spare time working to give children as many outlets as possible, despite financial limitations. Annie and Carson came to Jacksonville in 2013, during Carson’s rookie year with the Jaguars, and have loved getting involved in their new community. During their time in the National Football League, the Tinkers started The Be A Blessing Foundation, helping families in the area in need of a blessing. The Foundation has been involved in helping many Jacksonville causes, including Habitat for Humanity Jacksonville. Outside of work and the foundation, Annie and Carson are involved in many great organizations geared toward enriching the people of Jacksonville. The Jaguars Foundation, The TAILS program via Pit Sisters, The American Civility Association, and now Jacksonville Children’s Chorus via Jacksonville’s Dancing with the Stars!

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Emcees Curtis Dvorak Co-Emcee Co-host, First Coast Living Coming off 19 years as Jacksonville Jaguars mascot, Jaxson De Ville, Curtis Dvorak is settling into his new role at First Coast News as a Good Morning Jacksonville correspondent and cohost of First Coast Living. Dvorak is known for his years of high-risk stunts, but now highlights his love for the First Coast in a way only he can. His unique style of humor and creative risks have brought a refreshing take to the morning news brand. Curtis and co-host Casey DeSantis feature local businesses, entertainment acts, and celebrity guests on ‘First Coast Living’, the original lifestyle show in the market, only on NBC 12. Clearly a huge Jaguars supporter, Dvorak also loves the Beaches, is an avid golf player, and spends his free time playing all kinds of sports and seeking out any new adventure. Curtis participated in the Jacksonville’s Dancing with the Stars event that benefited Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in 2008, where he won a mirror-ball trophy for top solo routine. He has also been an emcee for the event in 2011 and 2013 and we are excited to welcome him back to the Jax Dancing with the Stars stage!

Joy Purdy


Evening News Anchor, WJXT/Channel 4 Joy Purdy is returning to the anchor desk with The Local Station. After taking much of the year off to spend time with her two young children, she is returning to News4Jax to co-anchor the 5:30, 6:30 and 11 p.m. weeknight newscasts with Rob Sweeting. Joy was born and raised outside Trenton, N.J., where her parents nurtured her inquisitive nature by having her watch and relay to them the morning weather report from the Today Show as they prepared for work each day. Joy’s television career began shortly after graduating from Villanova University with a B.A. Degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Education. With an internship at Philadelphia’s “Channel 6 Action News” under her belt, Joy joined public TV’s New Jersey Network News producing and airing news updates on the radio. Joy quickly became one of NJN’s main TV news reporters, helping cover big stories like the inauguration and new administration of New Jersey’s first female governor (Christine Todd Whitman), and interviewing prominent figures like the late Civil Rights leader Coretta Scott King, then U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, and tennis superstar Pete Sampras. Joy’s strong journalistic reputation and contagious energy led her to Jacksonville, Florida as a Weekend News Anchor and “Police Beat” Reporter for then CBS-affiliate WJXT from 1995 to 2000. For five years, Joy tenaciously covered countless big stories on the First Coast. Joy was awarded the Associated Press’ Individual Achievement Award for her work in Jacksonville. Before long, bigger markets began calling and Joy accepted a noon and 5 p.m. anchor position with CBS-owned WFOR in Miami; a position she maintained during her nearly seven years. After getting married in the spring of 2006, Joy returned to Jacksonville in September of 2007 to be with her new husband; what she calls part of God’s perfect plan for her life. “After dating long distance between North and South Florida for nearly seven years, my husband and I were elated when I was asked to join the First Coast News team.” Joy left WTLV early in 2013 shortly after giving birth to their second child to spend time with her young children. At the end of the summer, she was ready to get back into the professional world and was happy to turn to her first family in Jacksonville at WJXT. Joy, her husband and children enjoy going to the beach and Jags games, and they all love to travel.

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Guest Judges Marsha Oliver Director, Public Affairs for the City of Jacksonville Marsha G. Oliver, MBA, is Director of Public Affairs for the City of Jacksonville. Prior to her appointment in September 2015, Oliver served for more than 16 years as Asst. Superintendent, Communications for Duval County Public Schools. Oliver earned a BA in Public Relations (cum laude) from Florida A&M University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix, where she was chosen to serve as Graduate Commencement Speaker. She serves on a number of non-profit boards and organizations including the Women’s Giving Alliance, Leadership Jacksonville; Eartha M.M. White Legacy Board, Community Hospice Board of Directors, Jack & Jill of America, Inc., the Bold City Chapter of the Links, Inc., and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. In addition, Oliver is a certified Community Coach, designated by the Nonprofit Center (Community Foundation of Jacksonville). Her professional and community service have earned her numerous awards and recognitions including designation as a 2015 Women of Color Cultural Foundation Outstanding Education Leader, and 2014 Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Gateway Council, among many others. When Marsha, an avid runner, agreed to participate in the 2011 Dancing with the Stars competition, she was fulfilling a bucket list item to ballroom dance, while supporting the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus, an organization in which her son, Joel, was a participant. However, she never realized how passionate she would become about the sport, ultimately leading to a win. Marsha says that experience, complete with a mirror ball trophy, is one of her most treasured.

Scott Snyder President | Managing Principal

Compass Consulting Group, Prospective Risk Management Corporation and Digital Benefit Advisors Scott C. Snyder is managing principal and president of Compass Consulting Group (CCGI) and Prospective Risk Management Corporation (PRMC) and managing principal of Digital Benefit Advisors (DBA). DBA, a market-facing brand of Digital Insurance, is the nation’s largest employee benefits-only company. Digital Insurance is comprised of a national team of experienced, local employee benefits advisors who create greater value for employers and inspire individuals to become more engaged health care consumers. In June 2015, Digital Insurance broadened its Florida presence by acquiring CCGI and PRMC. Both wholly-owned subsidiaries are located in Jacksonville. Compass Consulting Group has a long-standing charitable giving tradition and supports many local organizations. In 2015, CCGI was honored with the Jacksonville Business Journal’s Partners in Philanthropy award. Scott is an active member in the Jacksonville community. He proudly counts himself among the leadership in the JAX Chamber, serving on its board of directors and as a trustee. He is a long-time supporter of the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus, The Monique Burr Foundation and Blessings in a Backpack. He also serves on the board of The Boselli Foundation. A native of Charleston, SC, Scott and his wife Ashley have called the First Coast home for 13 years. They reside in Atlantic Beach with their six-year-old son Duke, where they enjoy all that beach life has to offer. As a former professional and collegiate athlete, Scott is a CrossFit competitor and plays soccer, golf, and tennis. Scott also enjoys traveling abroad with his wife Ashley.

Susan Towler

Vice President, Florida Blue Foundation/Executive Director of Corporate Social Responsibility Susan B. Towler, APR, is vice president of the Florida Blue Foundation, established in 2001 as the philanthropic affiliate of Florida Blue. She is also executive director of corporate social responsibility for Florida Blue and has responsibility for the company’s philanthropic strategy. Towler previously had responsibility for coordinating and implementing Florida Blue’s public relations programs and providing strategic communications counsel on critical business issues. Towler is actively involved in the philanthropic and social responsibility sector. She is currently leading the Community Engagement Task Force for Sheriff Mike Williams’ Strategic Initiative. Towler serves on the board of directors for several nonprofits including the Florida Philanthropic Network as the 2015 chair, the Florida Chamber Foundation, and the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. She is also a graduate of Leadership Florida and served as its 2012-13 chair. Towler holds a Bachelor of Science in public relations from the University of Florida. She is married to Jim Towler, and they have one daughter Emma (a JCC alum), and a French bulldog, Mr. Pickles. Winning the Jacksonville’s Dancing with the Stars event in 2013 made me feel like a real “Dancing Queen.” It was so much fun and raised funds for a great organization. My mirror ball lights up my ceiling at the office every morning and makes me smile!

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Artistic Excellence. Accomplishment. Pride. Founding and Leadership In 1995, several colleagues at Jacksonville University met to discuss the possibility of making a shared dream come true. Local conductor Jim Taylor, with guidance from thenUniversity President Dr. Fran Kinne and vocal conductor Dr. Jon Carlson, developed the framework for a Jacksonville University Children’s Chorus. The program’s first choir served 16 children, but through word of mouth, the program grew, and in 1998, Taylor and a brand-new Board of Directors worked to re-organize it into The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus. Though there were pitfalls and moments when the fledgling organization almost ceased to exist, the shared enthusiasm of children, parents and staff carried it forward. In 2006, Darren Dailey, Artistic Director of the Boston Children’s Chorus, was recruited to become the Artistic

and Executive Director. Today The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus is a leader in music education and performance.

Major Accomplishments

Since its inaugural season in 1995, The Chorus has served more than 10,000 children. The core performance choirs have grown to include an annual membership of more than 350 gifted young singers, ages six to 18, representing more than 160 schools. The Chorus draws from diverse racial, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds, transcending differences and emphasizing similarities and common goals.


“The kids in the red vests and blazers” have become a recognized group at major community events and celebrations, including inaugurations, City Hall Christmas parties and

Major Accomplishments Timeline 1994-1995


• A chorus of 16 singers is founded at Jacksonville University.

• The Chorus adds weekly preschool music classes at the Children’s Commission’s new Don Brewer Center for Learning and the Sulzbacher Center, serving over 120 at-risk and disadvantaged children. • The Chorus performs in Carmina Burana and in the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s first professional recording. • The Chorus announces the appointment of Darren Dailey as its new Artistic and Executive Director.

2000-2001 • The Chorus is named “the designated children’s chorus of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.” • Outreach programs are added with the Mid-Winter Music Workshop for area music educators. • The Concert Choir performs in its first opera, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s production of Tosca.

2002-2003 • The Chorus produces its first large-scale benefit concert in Jacoby Hall. • Concert Choir performs in the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra production of Carmen earning excellent reviews.

2003-2004 • The Chorus hosts a new outreach program,The First Coast Honors Choir Festival, for 75 talented fourth and fifth graders nominated by their music educators.

2004-2005 • The Chorus adds a third (Treble) choir in response to increased auditions and performance requests. • The Chorus is featured as the lead Chorus in the World’s Largest Concert broadcast nationally on PBS. • The Concert Choir performs in its third opera, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra production of La Boheme.


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2006-2007 • The Chorus inaugurates a Training Choir program at Hyde Park Elementary School. • A Scholarship Endowment Fund is opened through a major donation from Wayne and Delores Weaver.

2007-2008 • The Chorus expands the Training Choir program with a satellite Training Choir at Brentwood Elementary School. • The Chorus hosts and performs with the African Children’s Choir. • Touring Choir performs at Carnegie Hall with Darren Dailey conducting.

2008-2009 • Satellite Training Choirs expand to include four sites. • Concert Choir performs for Florida American Choral Directors Association and in Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s Turandot. • The Chorus creates two recordings with Roseanne Cash: “How Many Christmases” and “Voices for Voices” for her holiday CD.

events benefiting local charities, such as Dignity You Wear. Its children have sung in Holiday Pops performances with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, performed in five major operas, self-produced more than 70 concerts, commissioned 16 new musical compositions and arrangements, and sung every genre of music from Bach to Bluegrass. The Chorus has taken the stage at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, has hosted and performed with Amy Grant, Kristin Chenoweth, the Westminster Choir, the St. Olaf Choir, the African Children’s Choir, Grammy-winner David Holt, and local university and church choirs. Most recently the Touring Choir sang mass at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. For 20 years, the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus’ singers have been recording and performing. As our singers take a bow in their 20th year, we celebrate you, our supporters and our chaperones, who have given so generously of their time — straightening uniforms with care, providing snacks and juice with love, and soothing lastminute stage jitters with grace. To our singers, our supporters and our volunteers — we salute you!

Upcoming Concerts & Events June 24-July 5, 2016 Summer Tour Touring Choir performance tour to Northern Europe with stops in Denmark, Russia, Germany, Estonia, Finland and Sweden.

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Saturday, November 19, 2016 Jacoby Symphony Hall with special guest artists, Omnimusica

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• Touring Choir returns to New York for a June Lincoln Center performance. • The Chorus produces the first annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration in Jacoby Hall along with guest choirs representing the community.

• The Chorus inaugurates a Young Men’s Choral Festival. • The Chorus performs Britten’s War Requiem with Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. • Touring Choir performs in Seattle, Washington and Alaska.

• Inauguration of a Vocal Exploration Class program for younger children who are not ready for the demands of a performing choir. • Free preschool music classes begin for children ages 18 months through three years, using a Kindermusik format of parent and child participation. • More than 250 children enroll in Training, Treble and Concert Choir programs. • The Chorus produces the second annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration in Jacoby Hall with Edward Waters College Concert Choir, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Concert Chorale, University of North Florida’s Perfect Fifths, Bethel Baptist Institutional Church Choir, First Coast High School Men’s Chorale, and Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church Choir joining The Chorus on stage.


• Guest conductors Dr. Rollo Dilworth of Temple University and Anne Purcell, Mairéad Déiseach and Órla Gillan of the National Children’s Chorus of Ireland conducts the 11th Annual Honors Choir Festival & Young Men’s Choral Festival. • The Chorus produces a spring concert with Amy Grant. • The Chorus partners with Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra for Mahler’s Third Symphony. • The Chorus travels to Italy and Greece aboard the Norwegian Jade, where they perform at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, St. Mark’s in Venice, St. Jacob’s Cathedral in Corfu, Greece with the Corfu Children’s Choir, and aboard the cruise ship in the Stardust Theater. • Jacksonville Children’s Chorus’ YouTube video “Oye” receives over 37,000 views. • The Chorus establishes Dr. Frances B. Kinne Scholarship Endowment Fund and the Jon O. Carlson Memorial Scholarship Fund.

• The Chorus adds a Young Men’s Chorus to its curriculum. • Concert Choir performs at American Choral Directors Conference. • The Chorus performs at Spoleto Music Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. • Touring Choir performs in Ireland with the National Children’s A Choir of Ireland.

• The Chorus launches new website. • The Chorus travels to New York City, Portland, Maine and Halifax and St. John in Canada. • Performance collaborations with Chicago Children’s Choir, Affair’s Jacksonville’s Dancing with the Stars Spelman College and the Jacksonville Zoo.






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our chorus members Training Choir Yvette Akuoko-Sarpong Katelyn Altman Charlene Alvarez Reyna Beckwith Alina Bolai Christian Borne Aurora Bouchelle Rhythm Cherrington Analiz Cedeno Joshua Crowson Reese Darkatsh William Ekrem Helen Fiuza Ayla Geoghegan Aubri Giron Nicole Gray Caitlyn Gutierrez Kaveri Harris Chloe Heeter Alyssa Herndon Ella Johnson Amari Jones Elizabeth Jones Lauren Kassner Faith Keister Aubrey Kellow Emma Lee Margot Levine

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Lyric Choir Eden Crews Abby Crothers Nahila Davis Carolina Ford Mac Ganoe Ralph Garland Sean Garland-Agulto Jaslynne Gonzalez Lucy Gould Lyric Hall Alexa Hayes Jada Hendricks Mariah Hernandez Trinity Joiner Shane Larsen Stephanie LaTraverse Johannasonja Lee

Sydney Lee Hope Looney Zoe Mathews Andrew Mauney Jorja Moore Caris Otwell Nathan Otwell Samantha Pacanins Mackenzie Queen Stephanie Queen Christine Robinson Caterina Truong Kayla Varghese Kaitlynn Webbe Chris Williams Kyson Witherspoon Malachi Witherspoon

Young Men’s Chorus Sean Bailey Thomas Dugger Josue Jorge Patric Nurczyk Josiah Traya

Alexander Tupper Caleb Wooten Jacob Wooten Javon Wrighten

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Keiana Richey Liam Roll Demaree Santiago Drew Shapard Jordan Shinholster Caroline Shore Lexie Swallow Savannah Swindle Naomi Taylor Nataly Taylor Layli Walters Trinity Webster-Bass Alexander White Neale Wolski Aryana Womack

Concert Choir Aniela Cabrera Niki Clay Sydney Copeland Amber Davis Libby DeVooght Natalie Ealum

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Adia Gomes Julia Goricki Faithe Johnson Quinn Johnson Ross Johnson Grace Lansdell Sarah Leitch Alynna Moreland Jasmin Muslimani

Dale Patrick Faith Powell Katie Richmond Hannah Rowland Sophia Sowers Hope Starr Brooke Stephens Caleb Wooten

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The Chorus Would Like To Thank The Following Program Partners: Headmaster Edward Ellison, St. Johns Country Day School Paul Varner, Photographer Larry Audije, A Social Affair Dance Studio Stephen Unkelbach, AVL Productions Rosenblums Superintendent Nikolai Vitti and Duval County Schools Tim Cost, President and Dr. Henry Rinne, Dean, Jacksonville University Jackie Cornelius, Principal, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Rev. Mark Becker, Pastor, Orange Park United Methodist Church

Rev. Tony Chance, Pastor, First United Methodist Church Rev. Kyle Reese, Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church Rev. Kevin Pound, Pastor, Mandarin Presbyterian Church Rev. Bruce Jones, Pastor, Southside United Methodist Church Rabbi Joshua B. Lief, Congregation Ahavath Chesed Rev. Robert Kinley, Trinity Lutheran Church Rev. Thomas P. Murray and James Holyer, Music Minister, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Pastor Larry Yarborough, Deermeadows Baptist Church

We regret the omission of any names due to printing deadlines.

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Darren Dailey Artistic and Executive Director Concert and Touring Choirs Conductor Darren Dailey is celebrating his tenth season in Jacksonville, where he has been shaping The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus into a world-class organization. Under his artistic leadership, The Chorus has grown to serve over 500 First Coast children annually with five core performance choirs, multiple satellite rehearsal locations, and outreach throughout the region. He has introduced Chorus singers and their audiences to innovative and renowned guest artists, and he has broadened The Chorus’ opportunities to include performance tours in Italy, Greece, Ireland, the Southeastern states, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. A nationally-recognized clinician and conductor, Mr. Dailey has served as guest conductor in Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center and at the ACDA Honor Choir in Seattle. He has presented workshops for the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, Organization of Kodály Educators, American Choral Directors Association, Music Educator’s National Conference, and many universities. As the founding artistic director of the Boston Children’s Chorus, Mr. Dailey and his chorus performed at the 2004 Democratic Convention, appeared as the host chorus on the television special, “Raising the Roof: A Celebration of the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. in Song,” broadcast nationally on WGN, and performed internationally in Japan. He is the 2014 recipient of the Reinhold Foundation Outstanding Executive Director Award.

Mr. Dailey has produced three recordings: “Come and Rejoice” (Cantate), “Sing!” (Boston Children’s Chorus) and “Voices for Voices” ( Jacksonville Children’s Chorus). His work may also be heard on “A Boston Christmas” (Back Bay Chorale), “Building Bridges” (Mystic Chorale) and “Amani Celebration,” a limited-edition compact disc of holiday songs from 15 children’s choirs to benefit African children who have been orphaned because of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Mr. Dailey received a Bachelor of Music Education degree with a concentration in Voice from Westminster Choir College and a Master of Music Education in Choral Conducting from Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music. Mr. Dailey is also trained in Kindermusik.

Carolyn Tuttle Treble Choir Conductor Carolyn Tuttle is honored to work with the talented students in the Treble Choir again this year. Ms. Tuttle earned her Bachelor degree in Music Education in Choir and Piano from the University of Florida and her Master of Music Education from Florida State University. While there, she studied conducting with Dr. Andre Thomas and Dr. Kevin Fenton. She is currently the choral director at the Episcopal School of Jacksonville. In 2013, she was nominated for Teacher of the Year at Oceanway and was chosen as one of the top 15 Teacher of the Year finalists in Duval County. As a result, her teaching was filmed for the county’s “Teaching for Excellence” series. In 2015, she traveled to Haiti where she was able to participate and teach music with children who are members of the Fonkoze microfinance program for families in extreme poverty. Ms. Tuttle’s choirs have performed at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Duval County School Board, Wolfson’s Children’s Hospital, Walt Disney World,

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about the artistic staff local news stations and in 2015, her students collaborated in a concert with the Chicago Children’s Chorus. It is her passion to use choir as the vehicle to inspire and challenge students to achieve things of which they never knew they were capable. She hopes that all of her students leave the rehearsal and concert experience proud of themselves and the art they created together as a team.

Steve Chapman Young Men’s Chorus Assistant Conductor Mr. Chapman is a Music Director, Musician, and Music Producer with a wide range of experience. Steve has over 20 years experience as a Music Minister, serving United Methodist, Lutheran, Anglican, and Congregational churches in Texas and Florida. He is currently Music Minister at Asbury United Methodist of Orange Park, Florida. Steve has worked as a Music Director, Vocal Director, and/or Pianist for Jacksonville University, the Wilson Center at FSCJ, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Lavilla School of the Arts, Episcopal School of Jacksonville, Players by the Sea, Apex Theatre Studio, St. Johns River City Band, Jacksonville Country Day School, and First Coast Opera. As a professional Singer and Pianist, Steve and his Trio and Quartet have provided entertainment for numerous events in north Florida since 2003, including events at Sawgrass Country Club, TPC Player’s Club, the World Golf Hall of Fame, Fleet Landing, and Cypress Village. As a Producer, Steve has produced seven albums for independent musical artists, and he has written music for major corporations such as J.C.Penney and FastSigns.


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Tommy Shapard Training Choir Conductor Since 2008, Tommy Shapard has served as the Minister of Music and Worship at Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church. He earned his B.M.E. degree from Baylor University in 1997, graduating magna cum laude and receiving the School of Music’s Annual Senior Award for Outstanding Music Educator. Tommy received his M.Div. degree in 2004 from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. Mr. Shapard is in his sixth year of serving on the artistic staff of the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus, and is currently in his second year of completing his M.M. Music Performance (Conducting) degree under Dr. Cara Tasher at the University of North Florida. After directing the Young Men’s Chorus for two years, he now conducts the Training Choir at our Mandarin and Downtown locations. Tommy is married to Rachel Gunter Shapard and together they have three children, Drew, Kate and Mac.

Susanne Dailey Training Choir Conductor Susanne Dailey is a musician with many years experience both teaching and performing music. She has served in both public and private schools in New Jersey, North Carolina and Massachusetts, taught general music and chorus at the elementary levels (K-6), and worked as Organist/Pianist at several churches. Mrs. Dailey received her Bachelor of Arts

Payroll and HR Services degree in Music Education from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J. and her Master of Arts degree in Music Education from Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. She has trained in the Kodály and Orff-Schulwerk methods and is committed to providing young students with the foundations of music reading and music making. In addition, she is a certified Kindermusik Instructor with six years of experience teaching music to preschoolers. Susanne is well-respected as an educator and has been acclaimed for her special rapport with students as well as her fine musicianship. She believes music is critical in nurturing a child’s cognitive, emotional, social and physical development and is dedicated to ensuring each child experiences the joy, fun and learning that music brings to life! Susanne’s husband, Darren Dailey, is the Artistic and Executive Director of the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus. They have two daughters, Mary and Megan.

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about the artistic staff Visitors,” “H.M.S. Pinafore,” “Mikado,” Handel’s “Messiah,”and John Rutter’s “Requiem.” She enjoys performing, but has found her passion in guiding children to discover and develop their talents and creativity. It is her wish to assist in developing a high-quality choral music program, while teaching not only musical and cognitive skills, but social development, self-discipline, teamwork, and community involvement. Her desire is to teach her singers by example to strive for excellence in everything they do.

Sachiko Frampton Accompanist Sachiko Frampton started her career as a professional collaborative pianist and soon after she began to study at the high school division of Musashino Academia Musicae, a conservatory in Japan. Through high school and college, she studied piano under Yoko Minagawa and Takashi Kawasaki, and collaborative piano under Penka Badev. Until she moved to the United States with her family, she performed numerous recitals as an accompanist and traveled throughout the nation as a pianist with the percussion ensemble Group Woods. Before she moved to Jacksonville in 2012, she worked in Arizona as a collaborative pianist for Grand Canyon University, at high schools in the greater Phoenix area and for the state convention of Choral Directors of Arizona. Here in Jacksonville she has been actively working with Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and Paxon School for Advanced Studies as an accompanist.

Katy Polk Voice Instructor Katy Polk, Soprano, is a native of the greater Jacksonville area. She graduated with her Bachelor’s in Voice Performance from the Florida State University in 2012. While at FSU she studied with Shirley Close and performed such roles as Miss Pinkerton in Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief, Cuipidon in Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers, and Myrtis in Carlisle Floyd’s Cold Sassy Tree. After receiving her Bachelor’s, Katy pursued her Master’s at Boston University. There she studied with Dr. Jerrold Pope. While at Boston University, Katy covered the roles of Eliza in Nico Muhly’s Dark Sisters, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, and Harper in Angels in America. She performed the roles of Elaine O’Neill in Later the Same Evening and was most recently seen as Noémi in Massenet’s Cendrillon. Katy graduated from Boston University with a Master’s in Voice Performance in 2015. Katy returned to Jacksonville to pursue a teaching career. She currently teaches music in Clay County schools and offers private voice lessons.

Ashley Novak Choreographer Ashley Novak started gymnastics as a child, and began dancing in 1997. In Tampa, she co-managed a dance studio with former U.S. dance champions. In 2009, she won the Tampa Bay Dancing with the Stars. She competes in Pro-Am Ballroom and Latin dance competitions where her students consistently place at the top of their dance

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about the artistic staff levels. She received the Top Female Teacher for the Florida Classic Competition in 2010. In Jacksonville since 2010, she is the Dance Director and Co-manager at A Social Affair Dance Studio. She has performed in shows for the FBI, a benefit for the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine, Artscapade for Patrons of the Heart, Zumbathon benefits, Jacksonville’s Dancing with the Stars, Alhambra Dinner Theatre and many more. She even has a background in choral singing. Ms. Novak has proudly served as the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus choreographer since 2011.

Millicent “Penny” Sylvester Vocal Exploration Instructor Millicent is honored to join the artistic team as a vocal exploration instructor. A native of Chicago, she graduated with a Bachelor of

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Science in Music Education from the University of Illinois and a Masters of Music Education (choral) from Florida State University. Growing up, she was a member of the Chicago Children’s Choir and as an adult, returned as a guest soloist and in- school conductor for that organization. As a music educator she has taught elementary, middle, and high school chorus and general music. Millicent brings a unique combination of education and performance experience. Her performance background includes solo and ensemble work with the Chicago Symphony Chorus and Symphony singers, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Alhambra Theater, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and Florida Opera Theater. She has been an adjudicator for Florida Elementary All-State Chorus and is Orff certified. z

Special Thanks Without the generosity of the following individuals and companies, our event would not be a success. Thank you for partnering with The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus! Larry Audije Owner, A Social Affair Dance Studio

Video Sponsor John Willman, Enterprise Videos

Carolyn Bell Audije DWTS Event Coordinator/Art Director

Media Sponsor The Florida Times-Union

Event Sponsors Lead Sponsor Digital Benefit Advisors Sponsored by Delores Barr Weaver Forever Event Fund Gold Sponsor Jacksonville University Silver Sponsors Jeff Chartrand Mark & Meredith Frisch Jaguars Foundation Sea Best St. Vincent’s HealthCare Ullmann Brown Wealth Advisors Bronze Sponsor bestbet Jacksonville VIP Party Sponsors Brooks Rehabilitation Fifth Third Bank Gresham, Smith and Partners Pet Paradise

JCC Board of Directors: Richard Hadden, Chair Chantelle Quick, Vice Chair Jevon Bartley, Secretary Monique Thompson, Treasurer Nick Courtney, Past Chair LeeAnn Anderson Kevin Copeland David DeCamp Lee Haramis Randall Onstead Daniel Popky Heather Solanka

JCC Advisory Board: Kimberly Cheiken Jackie Cornelius John Fischer Donna Guzzo Pepper Lindsey Pete Mosely Marsha Oliver Susan Pelter Craig Smith Amanda Warford Videll Natalie Wearstler

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Special Thanks Our “Stars”

Hair Styling/Makeup

Deanna Brown Nancy Chartrand Keith Copeland Melanie Cost Jill Evans Dane Grey Jake Gordon Annie Tinker

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Emcees Curtis Dvorak, First Coast Living Joy Purdy, WJXT/Channel 4

Guest Judges Marsha Oliver, City of Jacksonville Scott Snyder, Digital Benefit Advisors Susan Towler, Florida Blue

Costumes Rhinestone Dress Rentals

Program Printing Drummond Press

Sign Language Interpreter SLI Agency

Ballot and Ticket Box Volunteers Richard Hadden Chantelle Quick Monique Thompson Jevon Bartley Katherine Boling Cat Palfrey

Professional Partners & Dancers A Social Affair Dance Studio Larry Audije, Owner Ruhiyyih McKinley, Social Director & Co-Manager Ashley Novak, Dance Director & Co-Manager Roseanna George Chris Hill Samuel Penalba Keturah Robison Tim Schwieger Samantha Wilson James Bell (from All About Ballroom)

Volunteers Parents & Friends of the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus

Jacksonville Children’s Chorus Administrative Staff: Darren Dailey, Artistic and Executive Director Holly Hammond, Development Director Carolyn Audije, Marketing & Public Relations Director Diana Wooten, Program Coordinator Cat Palfrey, Development and Marketing Associate KT Boling, Accounting Assistant

Lighting, Sound and Production AVL Productions

Event Photography Paul Varner Geek Chic Photography


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