Prelude (1:30): Jackson High School Hand Bell Choir
Concert (2:00): Brothers Walker (Bernie), Patti McPheeters (Sikeston), Lauren Powers (Dexter), Dr. Andrew Moore (Southeast Cancer Center Oncologist), Shane Steck (Cape), with backing music provided by the Jerry Ford Orchestra. Dance Talent: Academy of Dance Arts under the direction of Kara Skelton.
We're Twins. We sing. At a very early age identical twin brothers, Clinton and Coty Walker, started singing in church and opening local events and ball games, singing the national anthem. Opening for such acts as Johnny Cash in Branson, MO in 1994, the duo performed locally, singing southern gospel and country music. They continued to perform and record gospel music as they grew up in Southeast Missouri, and, in recent years, have jumped back into the country music genre, full-force. Their debut single "The Life" has made a big impact on YouTube and their self-titled debut album tells stories of what it is like to grow up in a small town in the heartland. Brothers Walker say they owe everything they have to God and what he has done in their lives, and although they are pursuing a career in country music, Christian music and morals will always be a driving force behind what they do. Brothers Walker often autobiographical and humorous writing style makes their music memorable, and, being twins, the dynamics they share on stage in their big-harmony style of singing and their approach to entertaining a crowd makes their live performances unforgettable! Recording artist Usher selected the duo to compete on Season 6 of NBC's "The Voice" earlier this year.
Jackson High School Hand Bell Choir
The Jackson High School Handbell Choir is an extracurricular activity for students from the Choir Department that has been in existence since the mid-eighties. The group was originally started by the German Club and then taken over by the Choir Department under the direction of Jean Schweain. The group practices once a week, after school, for two hours in the fall semester. They perform at local churches, civic group meetings, elementary schools, and the annual JHS Madrigal Feaste held in December each year. They are have been directed by Beth St. John since 2003.
Academy of Dance Arts under the direction of Kara Skelton.