Southern State Singers

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Southern State Singers, in its present form, will begin its 20th year with the start of the fall term and has been under the direction of John M. Glaze during that entire period. There has been a choral group at Southern State for many years. The current director remembers John Bright directing the group back in the "early days" of Southern State. The accompanist for the group is Melanie MacDowell.

The group is composed of both students as well as community members who make up the core of the group. The group performs a Christmas concert and a spring concert each falling at the conclusion of the Fall and Spring semesters. In addition, the group has sung at the Holiday Heritage Sale events and other college events as well as for community groups in both Hillsboro and Greenfield. Members of the group come from all walks of life as well as ages ranging from high school up to a couple of octogenarian members!

Upcoming Concerts

The relaxed atmosphere of our concerts seems to be one of the features which brings back audiences. Members of the group volunteer to research the repertoire being performed then create and present short introductions to the pieces being performed.

Spring Concert

  • May 5, 2019 @ 3pm | St. Mary’s Episcopal Church (234 N High St, Hillsboro)

Southern State Singers will return to St. Mary's for their annual spring concert. Selections are from a variety of styles and periods of music and will include folk tunes, light classical pieces, contemporary pieces and show tune selections.


The group rehearses on Monday evenings from 6:00pm to 7:50pm in room 107 on Central Campus.

Join the Singers

Joining Southern State Singers is easy—just show up! Potential members are invited to come and give us a try without any pressure to join us. There is no charge to belong to the group.

You can also join the Singers by enrolling in FNAR 1152 – Concert Choir, check the Class Schedules to see if it is offered in an upcoming semester.


Mr. Glaze is a graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

Southern State Community Band

Southern State Community Band

The Southern State Community Band is composed of members from all over the college community.


Band rehearsal is held Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the Central Campus auditorium. Those who play an instrument and would like to participate are encouraged to attend rehearsal!

Upcoming Concerts

Spring Concert - Featuring R2D2

This concert will include a variety of space themed pieces including Star Wars, Rey's Theme, The Imperial March, Star Gazer, Star Trek Through the Years, Pokemon, Dr. Who, Mars, Jupiter, and Adventures on Earth from E.T.


For more information on the Southern State Community Band, contact Dr. Brian Siemers.