Spectrum Show Choir students attend Musselman Middle School, located in Bunker Hill, WV, with Principal James Holland and Assistant Principal Debbie Daniel. Students have to audition to get into the group and practice Tuesdays and Thursdays after school, as well as some Saturdays. Spectrum consists of a group of students that display great dedication, a positive attitude and behavior, and always encourage each other to do the best they can do! The Spectrum family are always there for each other. SpectrumNation!
DIRECTOR - Shayla Brown received her Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Shenandoah University in 2005. While at Shenandoah, Shayla was a member of the choir, Cantus, the Shenandoah University Conservatory Choir directed under the two time Grammy Award winner, Robert Shafer, and gospel choir, Harambee. She was also one of the three directors of the R&B show, "Play Another Slow Jam". She started teaching in Berkeley County that same year. In 2008, she returned to Shenandoah University and in 2013, she received her Masters in Music Education. While completing her Master degree, Shayla was asked to join the Shenandoah University Conservatory Choir, an honor she had always wanted. Shayla has taught at Musselman Middle School since 2006, but started off as a General Music teacher. She became the choir teacher in 2014, and has enjoyed every second! Spectrum has become a passion for her and each year, she strives to give the students opportunities they may not have otherwise. Shayla has given private voice and piano lessons for five years. Her students have been asked to take on lead roles in high school and Summer productions, and have performed at the South Berkeley Tree Lighting Ceremonies. Under her direction, Spectrum has received multiple awards including Grand Championship awards and currently the group is second in the state. She continues to strive to keep the group growing and winning in the future! Shayla resides in Martinsburg, WV with her husband, Bryan, and fur baby pomeranian, Chloe.
CHOREOGRAPHER DIRECTOR - Anthony Riner (Tony) is a freelanced choreographer and show designer who graduated from Martinsburg High School in 2012. During his time there he was a four year member of the award winning Good Times Show Choir, with the title of Co-Dance Captain his senior year, as well as a member of the Chamber Choir for three years. After graduation, Tony went on to West Virginia University for two years to work on his degree in Dance and Theatre. After leaving the university he went on to audition for productions, cruise lines and even the show So You Think You Can Dance. Tony has been the choreographer for Musselman Middle Spectrum Show Choir for the last 3 years. During his time as a choreographer, Tony has won four best choreography awards as well as two best show design. He has also choreographed many dances for school productions and church choral groups in the surrounding area, as well as in other parts of the state. Tony is super excited to return once again.