Thursday, December 11, 2014

ECCC Gospel Choir Performs

East Central Community Gospel’s Choir is shown prior to the talented group’s fall semester concert held Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, in the Vickers Fine Arts Center Auditorium on the Decatur campus.

Pictured are (first row, from left) T’keya Backstrom and Keona Foster, both of Philadelphia; Andrea Riley, Walnut Grove; Chaiydreanna Leflore, Carthage; Tanzania McCalphi, Newton; and Terry Bolar, Newton; (second row, from left) Ke-Yanna Kidd, Newton; Brandon Davis, Decatur; Contessa Peebles and Paige Brown, both of Philadelphia; Tammie Triplett, Louisville; and Malcolm McBride, Morton; and (third row, from left) Christopher Kelley Newton; A.J. Mapp, Decatur; Glenn Bender, Newton; Dekendrick Rushing, Walnut Grove; and sponsor Mrs. Brenda K. Johnson, Lawrence. Not pictured are Chesea Clay of Philadelphia, Chris Hickman of Louisville, Da’Quan Robinson of Decatur, Keron Evans of Hickory, and Alysia Johnson and Karimeka Britton, both of Carthage.

Bill Flowers of Newton served as guest speaker. Flowers, an ECCC graduate serving as an assistant basketball coach for Newton Public Schools, spoke of “Making the Right Choices” Campus Life – Part III. The Rev. Marcus Mann, also an ECCC alumnus, served as master of ceremonies. ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart also provided remarks. ECCC women’s basketball coach Crandal Porter introduced Flowers, who is also a former ECCC basketball assistant. Gospel choir members who participated in the program included Andrea Riley, introduction of master of ceremonies; and Keona Foster of Philadelphia, who performed a mime dance. (EC Photo)