Greenville City Schools highlights arts, music at Waves of Pride

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Gaylen Blosser photo.

GREENVILLE—Greenville City Schools held its annual Greenville City School’s Waves of Pride & Art Expo on Thursday evening.

Attendees enjoying the music and art at the Waves of Pride Expo. Gaylen Blosser photo.

The event, dedicated to sharing the students’ work, was held at Greenville High School.

Students’ academic and artistic work from Greenville K-8 building and high school were displayed. Attendees were also treated to mini performances throughout the evening from High School Jazz Scene, High School Orchestra and Wavaires.

Doug Fries, Greenville City Schools Superintendent praised the students’ talent.

Senior Samantha Frens at her booth at Waves of Pride. Gaylen Blosser photo.

“We are really blessed with some wonderful students and instructors in our fine arts and performing arts,” he said. “The artwork that they put out tonight was wonderful. We want to thank all of the students for their artwork, and all of the teaching staff. Thanks to the community for coming out tonight, and supporting the whole program.”

The Greenville Jazz Scene performed for Waves of Pride attendees. Gaylen Blosser photo.

Parents, grandparents and community members were able to walk through the high school, browse the students’ work, enjoy the musical and art displays, while they shared in the pride of the students.

“We had the Wavaires sing solos, the orchestra and now the Jazz Scene,” Fries said. “It’s just a wonderful evening for the community.”

Erin Eberwein, Waves of Pride Coordinator, GHS Assistant Principal Secretary and Junior Class Co-Advisor, organized the event over the past seven years.

Gaylen Blosser photo.

“Every year it gets easier for me,” she said. “But every year the artwork gets more and more beautiful. I am just honored to organize this event.”

Eberwein added that the district art teachers do a great job.

“Mrs. Huffman and Mrs. Hawk at the high school level, Mr. Woehl and Mrs. Tester-Irving are at the K-8 building,” she said. “They have just done some beautiful work with these kids.”