Troup High School veterans tribute concert to be held next week

Published 5:46 pm Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The Troup High School choral department will present “A Tribute to Veterans” on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at 6:30 p.m.

Eighty choral members, under the direction of Kathy Kirby, will share the stage with select students from Long Cane Middle School, under the direction of Asha Brown, Rosemont Elementary, under the direction of Halee Kaleel, and Berta Weathersbee and Long Cane Elementary Schools, under the direction of John Curry.  A variety of songs will be performed, including popular 1940s songs, patriotic tunes, American folk songs and Armed Forces fight songs.  

Kirby is in her sixth year as the choral director at THS after teaching music for 17 years at Long Cane Elementary and Berta Weathersbee. Kirby began her career in Douglasville as band director of Chestnut Log Middle School. In 1996, she moved to LaGrange to become the music specialist at LCES. 

Outside of school, Kirby performs in community choirs and orchestras, has played with the LaGrange Symphony for 20 years, and is the West Georgia News Director for Eagle 102.3.

The concert will be held at the Troup High School Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free. Donations will be collected for local American Legion Post 75.