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New Hanover County Schools Presents the 27th Annual Best Foot Forward

New Hanover County Schools (NHCS) proudly presents the 27th Annual Best Foot Forward on Friday, March 11, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., in New Hanover High School’s Brogden Hall. New Hanover County’s brightest and most talented students from sixteen schools will showcase the arts curriculum through dance, drama and music. Jon Evans of WECT-Channel 6 will serve as the host for the show.

Best Foot Forward features performances integrating special effects and uplifting music from pre-kindergarten, elementary, middle and high schools.

This year's participating schools include:

  • Ashley High
  • Eaton Elementary
  • Hoggard High
  • Holly Shelter Middle
  • Holly Tree Elementary
  • Howe Pre-K Center
  • Laney High
  • Mary C. Williams Elementary
  • New Hanover High
  • Roland-Grise Middle
  • Snipes Academy
  • Sunset Park Elementary
  • Williston Middle
  • Winter Park Elementary
  • Wrightsboro Elementary
  • Wrightsville Beach Elementary
New Hanover County Schools Presents the 27th Annual Best Foot Forward 

Doors for the evening will open at 6:30 p.m. A visual arts exhibit, highlighting works from students in all grade levels, will be displayed in the lobby of Brogden Hall. Guests will be entertained by the Laney High School Jazz Band, under the director of Robert Pearson, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Producers of Best Foot Forward 2016 are Tim McCoy, Arts Education Supervisor, and Valita Quattlebaum, Chief Communications Officer. Artistic Director is Johannes Bron, and Technical Directors are Sheila Bron, Jacqueline Booth and Whitney Lanier.

Ticket Information
General admission tickets for the show are $10 each and are available for purchase through all participating schools. Tickets can also be purchased anytime online until 4:00 p.m. on March 10th or at the NHCS Administration Building, located at 6410 Carolina Beach Road, beginning Friday, February 27th. DVDs of the show can be pre-ordered through the school, online, through the Public Relations Department, or on the night of the performance.

For more information about Best Foot Forward, call the NHCS Public Relations Department at (910) 254-4245 or email your questions to

For performance sneak peeks, follow NHCS on Twitter @NewHanoverCoSch using the hashtag #BFF2016.


Posted: 02/02/16