WorldStrides OnStage (formerly Heritage Performance) honors Ginny Hughes, director of choral music at Gardendale High School, as an outstanding Music Educator. Since 2005, under the direction of Hughes, the choral groups have won multiple Silver and Gold awards and individual student Maestro awards.
This year at spring New Orleans Heritage Festival they added another silver award. In addition, their choral performances of 90+ score Gold award performance in 2015 at the Orlando festival, won them an invitation to perform at the Elite Performance series events of Festival of Gold and Festivals at Carnegie Halls events, without audition, for the 2017 Spring events.
“Only the most dedicated directors and administrators get this involved in helping their students learn, grow, and reach their highest potential. These trips are not required and are often on the choral director’s own time and without financial remuneration,”
said Kyle Naylor, vice president of WorldStrides.