Camden Middle School
The purpose of the Camden Middle School Glee Club is to provide ANY interested 6th-8th grade Camden Middle School student the opportunity to participate in a vocal music group. This group will perform a large variety of music. Secular and sacred styles of music will be performed from, but limited to, musical periods of the: Renaissance, Classical, Romantic and 20th century. Styles performed may also include contemporary works, spirituals, multicultural, pop and Broadway.
-To provide musical experiences that will enhance students’ overall educational experience.
-To foster a lifelong appreciation for music and continuation of musical activities.
-To continue to develop this Glee Club so that it will be a source of pride for the individuals, the school and the community.
-To make participation in vocal music available to all students who wish to participate.
-To raise awareness of the importance of having vocal music education available as a part of the school’s regular curriculum.
MEET OUR STAFF
Director: Tom MacArthur has been a music educator since 1988 where he began teaching Band, Chorus and General Music grades K-12 in the Troup County schools. He was the String Orchestra director for the former Camden County string program for three years. In addition to teaching choral groups at the school level, Mr. MacArthur has been a music director and choir director at numerous churches and has directed 3 Broadway Musical Productions. As a performer, he played trumpet with the band of Valley Forge Military College for President Carter, Gerald Ford and Bob Hope. He was the Principal Trumpet player for LaGrange Symphony Orchestra for 20 years and over 20 years with the Razzamajazz Quintet. Most recently, Mr. MacArthur taught High School Math for 3 years in Savannah and is currently a math teacher at CMS.
Joanie Nazworth: Ms. Nazworth was born and raised in North Carolina. Her love of music was deeply rooted from a small age and began singing in church and elementary school. She continued singing through middle school and made Honors Chorus in High School as well as a part of a praise and worship team. Since graduating from High Point University and Greensboro college, she has taught 17 years with 2 years in the Camden area. Ms. Nazworth has coached Varsity cheerleading for 12 years with a devotion to choreography.
This is Ms. Weaver’s second year as a teacher at Camden Middle School. She has been involved in various ways with music throughout her lifetime. She began playing the piano at a very young age and took music lessons for years, studying, in addition to the piano, the guitar and the mandolin. She played the trombone in high school, and has sung in many choirs and choral ensembles through church, school, and the community. She performed operetta with a Gilbert & Sullivan company and was the lead singer in a rock band for several years. Ms. Weaver has participated in and/or directed four different handbell choirs and led a men’s barbershop choral group. Now she is very excited about the opportunity to work with the new Glee Club at Camden Middle School!