By Sheena Barnett
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.
“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.
• 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