Magee, Miss. (Magee News) – Almost every Tuesday at noon during the 2023 Legislative Session, a Mississippi student choir gathered in the Capitol Rotunda to perform a selection of acapella music. Lawmakers, staff, visitors, and others gathered at the rails at all levels of the building to listen to the music echoing throughout the building.
The invitation to sing came from Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann, who plans to make the performances an annual occurrence.
“Hearing the voices of the future of Mississippi in our Capitol is a good reminder of why we are all here during Session—to make the State a better place for our young people. These visits also provided a good opportunity for students to learn about the Capitol and lawmaking process,” said Hosemann, who plans to invite student choirs again next Session.
Choirs performing during the 2023 Legislative Session represented Jim Hill High School (Jackson Public Schools), the Mississippi School for the Arts, Brandon High School, Newton County High School, Madison Central High School, Northwest Rankin High School, Mississippi Valley State University, Vicksburg Warren School District, Jackson State University, Clinton High School, and Pearl High School.
Choir directors who may be interested in scheduling a performance at the Capitol during Session may e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more details in the fall.