Practice gets Henry student to Carnegie Hall


Brandi McIntyre

HAMPTON — Henry County senior Brandi McIntyre is headed to Carnegie Hall for the second year in a row to sing with American High School Honors Performance.

The daughter of Mike and Vicki McIntyre is raising money to fund the $2,500 trip.

“Any contribution you could make would bring me that much closer to this once in a lifetime experience,” said Brandi McIntyre, a senior at Luella High School.

The program brings together high school performers from the United States, Canada and select international schools.

During McIntyre’s five days in the Big Apple, she will perform Feb. 9 under the direction of renowned conductors Dr. Lynne Gackle, Jeffrey Grogan and Craig Kirchhoff in front of collegiate music programs, work with master conductors and build a performance resume, participate in a music career seminar, see a Broadway show, attend a nationally televised morning show and experience New York City.

To get to Carnegie Hall, McIntyre was nominated by her teacher and she had to provide a demo tape. She will perform with other select students from all over. She has also performed with the Spivey Honor Choir at Clayton State University.

McIntyre was invited to perform last year, too, and was able to make the trip through the support of her community.

“I want to thank you so much for making one of my dreams come true,” she said. “And helping me achieve this goal. I also want to make a special thanks to everyone who gave donations and made it possible for me to go last year. It’s truly the greatest experience I’ve ever had.”

Donations can be made at Nu-Dawn Beauty and Day Spa at 242 Stockbridge Road in Jonesboro or by calling the spa at 770-471-8550.