se•gue (pronounced: seg-wey): to make a transition from one thing to another smoothly.

Segue is a one day, high-energy event for youth choirs who are transitioning to the next level of ministry. Music selections are very accessible for beginning and intermediate level choirs. This experience will provide the interaction and inspiration students need to launch their choir ministry to the “next level.”

Event Information

Saturday, February 12, 2022
Campbell University: Butler Chapel
Buies Creek, NC

View the Segue 2022 Schedule


Marshall Butler
Retired Choral Director, Jesse O. Sanderson High School, Raleigh, NC
Retired Minister of Music, Riley Hill Baptist Church, Wendell, NC

Festival Music List

To be purchased and learned in advance of Festival.

To God Be the Glory – Vicki Hancock Wright
            CGA1028. SAT(B). Choristers Guild.

Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus – Mark Miller
            CGA1225. SAB. Choristers Guild.

We Will Praise You – Praetorius/Wagner
            CGA-350. Two/Three Part Mixed. Choristers Guild.

Trust in the Lord – Rollo Dilworth
            Hal Leonard 00226318. SATB.

God of Heaven – Heather Sorenson
            GlorySound 35026703. SATB.

Risen Indeed! – Joseph Martin
            High Street Music JH533. (Beckenhorst). SATB.

Music selections will be performed by memory in the Festival Concert at 5:00 PM in Butler Chapel. Parents and friends are invited to attend. 

About Marshall Butler, conductor

Marshall Butler, Jr.  retired in June 2016, from teaching choral music in the Wake County Public School System at Jesse O. Sanderson High School for 24 years. Prior to teaching in Wake County he taught choral music in the Rocky Mount City Schools for nine years. He retired a second time after teaching choral music at North Raleigh Christian Academy during the 2018-2019 school year. He has served as Middle and High School All-County Choral Clinician for many schools in NC and VA. He was among the first group of teachers to receive their National Board for Professional Teachers Certification in Music in 2002. He currently serves as a “Trainer” for Assessors with the National Board for Professional Teachers. Marshall Butler was Sanderson High School’s 2002-03 “Teacher of the Year”,  the North Carolina Music Educators Association 2009-2010 “High School Choral Director of the Year”, and the 2014 ACDA Lara Hoggard Award ( for Distinguished Service to Choral Music) winner. He was the recipient of the NC Symphony Maxine Swalin Award for “Outstanding Music Educator” in 2014. He was the recipient of the Wake County Public School System “Hall of Fame” in the category of Arts in 2015. Marshall Butler received the Wake County United Arts and the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce “Business Support of the Arts Award”, Arts Education category in January 2016.

Mr. Butler earned his Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Winston-Salem State University where he studied under Robert L. Morris.  Marshall has two lovely daughters [Knachelle- teaches in Durham, and Melody- Practices Dentistry in Alexandria, Virginia, and two “beautiful” granddaughters [Chanel and Madison].  He served as the Minister of Music for 41 years at Riley Hill Baptist Church in Wendell before retiring in 2014.

About David Cole, accompanist

David Cole, accompanist, is a native of Raleigh who grew up through the graded choir program at Trinity Baptist Church. He began studying piano at age 8. He entered the choral department at Sanderson High School the same year Marshall Butler began there as the director, and has been privileged to return many times since to accompany and substitute for him. David holds degrees in Church Music from Furman and Samford Universities. David served churches in Georgia, Maryland, and North Carolina before joining the staff of First Baptist Church in Henderson four years ago as Associate Minister of Music and Organist, where he leads several ensembles including the youth choir. David is also the Assistant Director and Accompanist of the NC Boys and Girls Choirs based in Chapel Hill, and Accompanist for the Choral Society of Durham. He is in demand as an accompanist for area schools and musical theatre companies as well. David is married to Tiffany and they have two children, Lillian and Sam.

Registration Information

Registration Fee: $50 per church up to 10 students; $100 per church with 11 students or more
Participant Fee: $35 per student or adult
Church Registration Deadline: December 30, 2021
Student/Participant Registration Deadline: January 30, 2022

Church Registration Form

Choir directors, use the link above to register your church choir, then mail a check made out to “Campbell University Divinity School” to cover the registration fees to the below address.

Mail To:
Campbell University Divinity School
Attn: Tere Murphy
PO Box 4050
Buies Creek, NC 27506


For more information, contact:
Bryant Moxley, Coordinator