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The Sallie B. Howard Chorus offers students an opportunity to participate in a vocal music program that is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in musical performance. The goals of the Chorus program are to expand students’ basic knowledge of music and history and develop their proficiency in music theory, vocal health, stage presence, ear training and tone development. Chorus students will also attend a variety of master classes, workshops and competitions.


Students majoring in Chorus can expect to learn the following:


Audition Requirements



Jeremy Herring (Grades 2-5) has been noted for his Rhythm and Blues flavored contemporary gospel music style. He has met success in the choral, gospel, and secular realms. Jeremy has studied at Edgecombe Community College and The University of Phoenix. Mr. Herring has served as Director of Music at his church for more than 15 years and has led the choir to receive national recognition. Recently, the choir was named America’s Best Church Choir and has won over $100,000 in cash and educational scholarships. This is Mr. Herring’s sixth year with SBHS, where he has been the director for chorus, band, gospel choir, and the afterschool arts academy.

Contact:; 252-293-4150

Mavis Poole (Grades 6-12) is an award-winning vocalist, composer, arranger, bandleader and educator who teaches Vocal Music at SBH High School. A classically-trained vocalist with over 20 years of teaching experience, Poole holds a B.A. in Music Education and a Bachelor’s of Music degree with a concentration in Jazz Vocal Studies from North Carolina Central University. In 2011, she earned a Master’s in Music from Queens College in New York City. She has performed and shared the stage with Lauryn Hill, 9th Wonder, Prince & NPG, Gladys Knight and many more.

Contact:; 252-293-4150



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