Touch of Class | Sound Dimension
Since the early 1990s, Joplin High School's Touch of Class (women's) and Sound Dimension (mixed) show choirs have grown to approximately 50 performers each. Both groups spend a great deal of time in extra rehearsals for the show choir season that starts mid-January and ends mid-March. They regularly place and are recognized in Southwest Missouri competitions. In addition, the singers compose select chamber choirs. They perform choral music in the fall and in the spring. Participants also perform at the highest levels in Solo, Ensemble, and Large Group contests.
The People Behind the Voices
Monica Reynolds, Director
Ms. Monica Reynolds is a veteran music teacher. A 1992 graduate from Neosho School District, her passion for high school music developed as a member of the Choraleers, Concert Chorale and Orchestra. In 1998 Monica received a bachelor's degree in Music Education. Later that year she began her teaching career in Joplin and has been sharing her love for music with Joplin students ever since. Monica has five boys who have also been very involved in music with Joplin schools.
Zachary Loving, Director
Mr. Zachary Loving is a graduate of Luther College. While there he graduated with honors in music with an education minor. In addition, he has worked as director of music at West Clermont Church in Clermont, Iowa. As a performer Mr. Loving has performed with Luther Colleges flagship vocal ensemble, The Nordic Choir. Additionally, he has performed with various regional opera and musical companies. Mr. Loving is proud to be a member of the Joplin Schools family and is excited to be working with Joplin High School's choirs.
Zachary Pettit, Choreographer
Mr. Zach Pettit choreographed Joplin High School Show Choirs since 2013. He is a graduate of Webb City High School where he was a member of their show choir. Zachary graduated from MSSU, majoring in music education. A powerful and valuable part of the JHS team, his talents are beyond explanation.