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John Participated in Another Musical

From the fall of 2023:

"This semester, I am happy to be participating in another musical at Community Christian School in Tallahassee. The show is A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol. It is a story of a radio show featuring an adaptation of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. It’s does not fail to produce drama, comedy, and some good music! My character is “Toots” Navarre, the music director for the radio group. I accompany certain songs and I conduct some as well, but the biggest challenge is playing the background music. It is rather like writing a movie soundtrack! Although it is difficult I truly enjoy it and it is really, really fun. Tickets are on sale now, available at I would love to see you there!"


presented by Community Christian School Theater

featured John Beggs!

From the CCS Theater program:

CHARACTER: Toots Navarre

John is 17 and enjoys mechanics and music. John’s previous roles include playing bass for the orchestra in Beauty and the Beast and Moose (Crazy for You). He is excited to be in this musical because he gets to sing, act, and play piano on stage all at the same time. John plans to study music in college or just be in show business in general.

Wed. Nov 15th 2023, 7:00 pm

Thu. Nov 16th 2023, 7:00 pm

Fri. Nov 17th 2023, 7:00 pm

Sat. Nov 18th 2023, 1:00 pm

Adult: $16/ Senior: $12/ Child: $9 (processing fee not included)

Plan to attend and purchase tickets here:

Community Christian School Presents: A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol (

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2023 Community Christian School Theater Gallery

Some pictures from the musical from the Fall of 2023


John Competed in the Junior Division of the 2023 World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest on May 27, 2023

He placed 2nd this year performing "Tea for Two" and a selection from the George Gershwin classic "Rhapsody in Blue."

He was the winner of the 2022 World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing contest, Junior Division

The 2023 competition was the 48th season for the event, which represents the best competition in ragtime, traditional jazz, blues and honky tonk piano. Thirty pianists, aged 10-82, from across the United States competed in the event.

John gave a Piano Concert on April 16, 2023

John Beggs is a sixteen year old pianist from Madison Florida. Born with an ear for music, John started mandolin lessons at the age of seven, and piano lessons at the age of 8. More recently he has played bass and taken voice lessons. John plays at many venues in the area. He is also a member of the Tallahassee Homeschool String Orchestra. His appreciation of music spans many genres and styles and the selections he played at this concert are among his favorites.

The Local Newspaper published an article announcing the upcoming concert.

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John was in a play "Crazy for You" in which he was an actor, singer, dancer and played the Bass!

Below are some pictures of John in the Play at Community Christian School in Tallahassee, Florida

Fall/Winter 2022

Concert Featuring John 
on September 17, 2022

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Old Time Piano Contest Junior Division Winner 2022

John Beggs recently won the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest Junior Division in Oxford, MS

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One of the two selections John played for the contest was "Maybe"

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World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest Junior Division

The Junior Division is for contestants who are 17 years of age or under on the day of competition.  John was 15 in 2022 when he won first place.

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Carl Olson, his piano teacher, was there to share the moment.

Carl Olson has been teaching John piano lessons for several years and was delighted to be there for the competition.

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Before and after the pieces John played, he was interviewed by the hosts.

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Click on the picture below to go to the video of John playing "Maybe" in the competition.

Congratulations, John!

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2022 Old Time Piano Contest

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