‘Rock Around the Clock': TMS Splash to perform this weekend

Adam Robison | Buy at photos.djournal.com Splash, Tupelo Middle School's show choir, has three performances of its time-traveling show this weekend.

Adam Robison | Buy at photos.djournal.com
Splash, Tupelo Middle School’s show choir, has three performances of its time-traveling show this weekend.

By Sheena Barnett

Daily Journal

TUPELO – Tupelo Middle School’s show choir, Splash, will “Rock Around the Clock” with its new show.

The show choir has three performances of its time-traveling show this weekend.

Adam Robison | Buy at photos.djournal.com Tupelo Middle School's show choir, Splash, will perform a song from each decade starting with the 1920s.

Adam Robison | Buy at photos.djournal.com
Tupelo Middle School’s show choir, Splash, will perform a song from each decade starting with the 1920s.

“We’re going to rock through the decades,” said the choir’s director, Katie Foxworthy. “We’ll have a song for each decade, starting with the ’20s. It should be fun.”

Song selections include everything from jazz standards like “Blue Skies” and “Puttin’ on the Ritz” to Danny & the Juniors’ hit “At the Hop” to the disco tune “Y.M.C.A.” to Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin.’”

“There are a couple of surprises in there,” Foxworthy said. “The second half of the song is full of songs they know.”

The set includes giant, glittery vinyl records and for a few numbers Splash members wear colorful poodle skirts.

Eighth-grader Ebony Betts is in her first year of Splash and said she’s enjoyed the variety of music.

“We do a medley of ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ and ‘It’s My Life,’ and I didn’t think I’d like it but I do,” she said.

Seventh-grader Weston Phipps is one of three boys in the 44-member group, and he said the boys tried out together for the show choir. It’s been fun, he said, and he hopes “Rock Around the Clock” encourages sixth-graders to join Splash. “I think it’s going to be a really good show,” he said.

sheena.barnett@journalinc.com

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ON STAGE

What: Tupelo Middle School’s Splash show,“Rock Around the Clock”

What: 5 p.m. today, 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday

Where: Tupelo Middle School Auditorium/Civic Auditorium

Cost: $6/advance, $7/door

For more: (662) 840-8797