We strive for excellence at every level and believe in working hard to achieve our goals. The wide mixture of students involved in chorus and the high level of male participation, which is not characteristic of most high school choruses, attests to the support of the student body and the pride they take in the Jackson Christian Fine Arts department.
The choral program involves approximately 185 students every week who participate in Chorus class as their elective. The Jackson Christian Advanced Chorus, which is audition-only, is now competing as a Concert Choir. Our mixed 7th-8th grade chorus is comprised of about 75 students and our 6th grade chorus has around 50 students. The Jackson Christian Concert Choir was invited to Italy during the summer of 2018 to represent the United States in an international choral festival. The festival included students and adults singing in different locations every night with choruses from other countries. The summer trip included a 3-day tour of Rome.
Mr. Johnny Kimbrough, Chorus Director, is an active member of the West Tennessee Vocal Music Educators Association (WTVMEA), Tennessee Music Educators Association (TMEA), and Music Educators National Conference (MENC). His choirs have earned superior rankings at both regional and state levels in all three categories: women’s choir, men’s choir, and mixed choir. Mr. Kimbrough has served as the Chairperson for the All-State Men’s Choir, which convenes in Nashville. He has had students qualify for Mid-State as well as All-State choirs in each program since he began teaching and has also had a number of students receive vocal scholarships to colleges.