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The Amazing Tones of Joy to represent WKU in national college choir competition

The Amazing Tones of Joy will represent WKU in the National College Choir Explosion on April 9 in Louisville.

The WKU group will compete against choirs from several schools, including University of Louisville, University of Memphis, University of Mississippi, Tennessee State University, Northern Kentucky University, Virginia State University, Syracuse University, Alcorn State University and Kent State University.

The competition begins at 7 p.m. (Eastern time) at Canaan Christian Church, 2840 Hikes Lane, Louisville.

The Amazing Tones of Joy was established at WKU in 1971 when a group of African-American students got together for fellowship and started singing. The Amazing Tones of Joy is WKU’s only gospel choir and will celebrate its 45th anniversary on April 29. The Amazing Tones of Joy is not affiliated with a particular religious group and the members come from various denominations. The group’s advisor is Jackie Pillow.

Members include Zahjona Henry of Bowling Green; Alexandria Williams of Madison, Tennessee; Rachel Peavler of Fort Wright; Breana Ford of Louisville; Khristian Holloway of Louisville; Taylor Montgomery of Antioch, Tennessee; Elexia Campbell of Shepherdsville; Charmaine Briggs of Louisville; Whitnee Woodson of Clarksville, Tennessee; Kearra Holloway of Louisville; Ayana Taylor of Hopkinsville; Anetonia Beck of Louisville; David Hovestol of Bowling Green; Del’Qwania Payne of Fort Campbell; Dongelia Ware of Hopkinsville; James Brown-Jackson of Clarksville, Tennessee; Madeline Marita of Florence; Simone Smith of Indianapolis, Indiana; Taylor Sanders of Louisville; and Anjelica Jones of Lexington.

For information or to purchase tickets, visit http://nationalcollegechoirexplosion.org/

Contact: Jackie Pillow, (270) 745-3095

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