Show Choir

The Gretna Middle School show choirs are ensembles that focus on preparing and performing a choreographed show. These groups are perfect for students who love being on stage and will help them build skills for musical theater and future show choirs. Any 6-8th grade student participating in the GMS Choir is welcome to audition.

The two show choirs offered at GMS are GMS Show Choir and Anthem (Anthem will represent GMS at local show choir competitions and is tailored to the more experienced performer).


Congratulations to all students who put in the work to prepare a show choir audition! I'm so proud of all of you! Everyone who did an audition was placed into a show choir. Commitment to a year of show choir is the best way to prepare for auditions the following year. This will be a great year! Rehearsals start on MONDAY!

GMS Show Choir List

Anthem List


GMS Show Choir will rehearse every Monday morning, 7:15-8:00am. The first rehearsal will be on September 17.

Anthem will rehearse every Monday after school, 3:15-4:20pm. The first rehearsal will be on September 17.

Performance Attire

Show Choir members will wear GMS Vocal Music T-shirts with black pants and black shoes for performances. T-shirts can be purchased from Mr. Avery for $12. Students are responsible for finding the rest of the outfit.

Practice Recordings

Turn the Beat Around

Turn the Beat Around - Medium

Turn the Beat Around - Slow

Bring the House Down - Slow

Bring the House Down


Attendance at rehearsal is very important, since a lot of music and choreography will be learned each week. In order to have all of the information necessary to participate in performances, students should have no more than 1 absence before any GMS trimester concert. If a 2nd absence in a trimester is unavoidable, please speak to Mr. Avery about finding a time to make up the absence.

Coaches are glad to share time with show choir, but students should let Mr. Avery know if they are involved with school sports. GMS Show Choir members should leave sports practice in time to get to show choir rehearsal by 7:30am. Anthem members will attend show choir rehearsal until 4:00pm before going to sports practice. If a game/meet is scheduled for the same time as rehearsal, please see Mr. Avery about finding a time to work on what was missed.

Weekly attendance will be recorded in the link below:

GMS Show Choir Attendance

Anthem Attendance


The show choirs will participate in the following performances throughout the year:

  • GMS Concert - Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 7:00pm in the GMS gym (please note that this is Election Day)
  • *Combined HS/MS Concert - Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 7:00pm at Gretna High School
  • *Millard South Show Choir Contest - Saturday, February 2, 2019 (performance time TBD)
  • GMS Concert - Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 7:00pm in the GMS gym
  • *Westside Competition - Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Westside Middle School (performance time TBD)
  • GMS Concert - Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 7:00pm in the GMS gym

* Anthem only