Sounds like love

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Andalusia High School’s ‘The Celebrators’ get ready for the upcoming performance. From L to R: Brittany Raines, Cameron McClain, Zoe Birk, Ava May, Haley Moody, Octavia Johnson and Jerome Mathews.

What better way to say “I love you” than having someone sing it in a song?

Or at least that’s the idea behind the Andalusia High School Student Government Association and the theater department’s singing gram fundraiser.

“We’ve got an array of songs to choose from,” said Cavelle Jones, AHS theater teacher. “We decided to offer the singing grams as a creative fundraiser for Relay for Life.

“I also thought it would be a great way to share the talents of some of our students with the community while offering a unique service,” she said.

The theater class divided into groups, with each group choosing a song, making it occasion specific and choreographing a presentation. Additional SGA students complete the groups and act as understudies.

“Ideally, the singing grams will be a success, and we will continue to offer them as a service throughout the year, expanding our repertoire to include all holidays and special occasions,” she said.

Singing grams can be delivered to any local business or public building, and for an additional charge, students will deliver a flower, balloon, snapshot of the moment or candy with the “gram.”

Cost for a basic gram is $15, with $5 going to Relay for Life, Jones said.

Song selections for Valentine’s Day, which are modified to fit the occasion and personalized for the recipient, include

• “Hello Dolly;”

• “Happy Together;”

• “Just the way You Are;”

• “Smile;”

• “Never Going to Give You Up;” and

• 1234.

For birthdays, songs are “Hello Dolly” and “Celebration.”

For more information: or to schedule a singing gram, contact Jones at AHS at 222-7569 or by e-mail at or contact any theater student.