Naval Academy Gospel Choir to Perform 2014
POSTED ON: Monday, October 27, 2014 8:00 AM by USNA PAO
Press Release: #092-14
ANNAPOLIS, Md.— The U.S. Naval Academy Gospel Choir will travel to Atlanta to present a “A Salute to America’s Heroes,” concert Saturday, Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. The concert will be held at the Hillgrove High School Auditorium, located at 4165 Luther Ward Road, Powder Springs, Ga. The concert is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m.
The U.S. Naval Academy Gospel Choir, under the direction of Karla Scott, is an upbeat, inspirational musical ensemble comprised of midshipmen of various races and creeds and reflects the diverse interests and ethnicities within the Brigade of Midshipmen. The choir regularly travels throughout the U.S. and abroad to represent the naval service through their unique musical talents and passion to praise through song. Their ten-day trip to Korea in March 2011 garnered international acclaim from ambassadors and state department officials.
“We are looking forward to bringing our midshipmen to the Atlanta area to give the gift of music to our friends in the wonderful city,” said Karla Scott, Gospel Choir Director. “When we sing, we honor, through our music, those who have served our nation. All of our midshipmen will be serving our country as officers in the Navy and Marine Corps upon graduation and commissioning from the Naval Academy.”
Midshipman 1st Class Tiana Willians, a Mundy’s Mill High School graduate and a Stockbridge, Ga. local, is currently the Gospel Choir vice president and will be performing with the choir.
In addition to the Saturday night concert, , the Gospel Choir will visit several area high schools, provide the music for the 11 a.m. worship service at the Word of Faith Love Center Church, and will perform musical selections for the City of Atlanta’s Veteran’s Day Parade Saturday, Nov. 8.
Founded in 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy today is a prestigious four-year service academy that prepares midshipmen morally, mentally and physically to be professional officers in the naval service. More than 4,400 men and women representing every state in the U.S. and several foreign countries make up the student body, known as the Brigade of Midshipmen. U.S. News and World Reports has recognized the Naval Academy as a top five undergraduate engineering school and a top 20 best liberal arts college. Midshipmen learn from military and civilian instructors and participate in intercollegiate varsity sports and extracurricular activities. They also study subjects like small arms, drill, seamanship and navigation, tactics, naval engineering and weapons, leadership, ethics and military law. Upon graduation, midshipmen earn a federally funded Bachelor of Science degree in a choice of 23 different subject majors and go on to serve at least five years of exciting and rewarding service as commissioned officers in the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps.