Germantown High School’s internationally recognized Creative and Performing Arts Department has a busy weekend planned at the Germantown Festival. Students and staff are dedicating this Saturday and Sunday to entertaining children, promoting the Festival with a live television show and building support for their world-class education program. It all happens September 6 and 7 at the Germantown Civic Club Complex.
Germantown High School’s award-winning television station, GHS-TV, is bringing the Germantown Festival into the living rooms of viewers all over Memphis and onto the computers and mobile devices of people around the globe. The student-run station presents Live Coverage of the 2014 Germantown Festival Sunday, September 7 from 2-5 p.m. This annual show is produced on-site from the Festival grounds at the Germantown Civic Club Complex. Along with interviews and performances from local guests, the show is jam-packed with student reports covering nearly every aspect of the Festival…from memories of Festivals past, to the newest winner of the Running of the Weenies. Viewers can watch on Comcast C19 in Memphis or online at our new website ghstv.org.
The hundreds of thousands of visitors expected at this year’s Festival will be entertained by GHS acting and theatre students from the Poplar Pike Playhouse. These young thespians volunteer to operate “Gameland,” the Festival’s area for children of all ages. Face painting, spin art and fish toss are just some of the activities offered. GHS fine arts students will also craft balloon animals to help raise funds for their program. Just down the street from the Festival grounds, students will be selling water and other refreshments from the campus of Germantown High.
The 2014 Germantown Festival student chairmen are Damaris Diaz, Ericka Garrison and Arafat Quran. Hayley Bardos is the overall producer of Live Coverage of the 2014 Germantown Festival. Sean Byrne is the technical director of the TV show. The hosts are Sydney Armstrong and Maclean Mayers. For more information on the Germantown High School Creative and Performing Arts Department, visit our website at ghscapa.com or call (901) 755-7775.