• Mariah Reeve

Cairo High Schools Choir celebrates its 60th Anniversary

There has been a lot of talent showcased at Cairo High this year, from students taking part in sports, band, NJROTC, and the choir.

The Syrupmaker Choir is celebrating 60 years of existence. The choir has been around since 1958 because of its founder, Ed Timmerman.

Throughout its existence, it has had three directors, including Ed Timmerman, Michael Inlow, and the current director, Erikka Edwards.

The choir has four choirs in total, including the concert choir, beginning choir, advanced women's choir, and the new and improved men's choir.

This school year, the choir has been getting their names out. They have been all over south Georgia and a few places in Alabama.

Ms. Edwards is giving her students an exciting, fun way of learning music. The students have been growing as a group and as individuals, learning the major, minor, and chromatic hand and vocal scales. They have also been using the techniques of rhythms using sixteenth, eighth, quarter, and whole notes, and also learning foreign languages, including Latin, Swahili, and African languages.

This year, the Spring concert is called "American Pop Forever" and will include performances from some elementary schools, Washington Middle School, the Syrupmaker band, and the CHS choir.

The choir will be performing some sacred songs, then will change to more fun, upbeat songs.

The concert will take place on the front lawn at Cairo High School on May 14, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. There will be a face painting station, and food items will also be for sale, including cotton candy, a hot dog with fries, a pulled pork sandwich with fries, and sno-cones. Parents have volunteered to help sell the items.

So, if you want to hear amazing songs and have some good food, come out to the choir's 60th year anniversary concert.

from left to right: Ed Timmerman, Ed Self, Erikka Edwards, and Michael Inlow