Stoneman Douglas Singing

Media Advisory, 4.10.18

Pearl Cohn & Charlottesville Students Sing in

Honor of Stoneman Douglas H.S. Friday

Students collaborate on a joint musical tribute recording of the Stoneman Douglas original version of “Shine.”



Charlottesville Public Schools are traveling to Nashville on Friday, April 13th to jointly “pay it forward” by recording a song together for the students of Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.



Following the Charlottesville tragedy, students known as the Pearl Cohn "Fab 5" recorded a song that caught the attention of Charlottesville High School after Pearl-Cohn Social Studies teacher Chad Prather, who used to teach in Charlottesville, sent the video to his friends there, back in September 2017.

They were so impressed, that they invited the five students to perform with their high school orchestra and choir.



MNPS’ Music Makes US, Charlottesville Student choir members, Pearl Cohn Choir members and the MNPS “Fab 5.”


Friday, April 13, 10 a.m.-Noon


Pearl Cohn H.S.


Video of students singing, collaborating.


The MNPS Fab 5, a diverse vocal ensemble of five Nashville area high school students, will record a touching “Song of Healing” jointly with the Charlottesville High School Chorus, in response to the recent events in Parkland, Florida.  Produced under the direction of Cedric Caldwell, the head of Relentless Entertainment group, the Official Record Label of the MNPS school district, the song features a “re-imagining” of the original version of “Shine”.  (Originally written by the resilient students of Stoneman Douglas High School)  


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