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New Hanover County Schools Presents the 30th Annual Best Foot Forward Tickets on Sale Now

New Hanover County Schools will present the 30th annual Best Foot Forward show on Friday, March 8th, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at the Wilson Center, located on the campus of Cape Fear Community College. A visual arts exhibit, highlighting works from students in all grade levels, will be displayed in the lobby of the Wilson Center. During the pre-show, guests will be entertained by the fabulous New Hanover High School Jazz Cats Band, under the direction of Andrew George, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Best Foot Forward will feature the brightest and most talented students from 12 schools showcasing the district’s arts education curriculum through music, dance, visual art, and drama. Jon Evans of WECT will serve as the host for the show.


This year's participating schools include:

  • Anderson Elementary School
  • Ashley High School
  • Eaton Elementary School
  • Freeman School of Engineering
  • Hoggard High School
  • International School at Gregory
  • Laney High School
  • Myrtle Grove Middle School
  • New Hanover High School
  • Pine Valley Elementary School
  • Roland-Grise Middle School
  • Snipes Academy of Arts & Design

General admission tickets for the show are $10 each and are available for purchase through the Wilson Center Box Office both online and by walk-up or phone (910-362-7999). ADA seats are available upon request when you place your ticket order. Free parking will be provided in the Hanover Parking Deck adjacent to the Wilson Center. Doors will open one hour prior to the performance.

Jacki Booth, Arts Education Supervisor, will serve as Producer and Artistic Director for the program, with Tara Noland acting as Technical Director. DVDs of the show can be pre-ordered the night of the event and will be available through the K-12 Payment Center.

For more information about Best Foot Forward, call Jacki Booth at (910) 254-4290 or contact her at