BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Long known as one of the better high school choirs in Maryland, the Baltimore City College Choir has been recognized by the D.C. Chapter of The Recording Academy.
The Academy recently gave the choir a grant for $2,500.READ MORE: 'This Is 10K People Who Have Died' Maryland Woman Shares Story After Mom Dies From COVID-19, Urges People To Get Vaccinated
Choral Director Marcus D. Smith says he’s honored by the recognition and attributes it to the hard work of the 70 9th to 12th graders who practice and perform.
One choir member, junior Janece Nelson, says the choir feels “like family.”
Sophomore Monyae Smalls is happy that part of the award will be going to purchase new tuxedos to replace older ones that have been handed down from previous choir members.READ MORE: ‘This Loss Is Ours As A City’ Baltimore Hockey Team Mourns Two Young Members, Murdered In East Baltimore Shooting
Smalls says he’s looking forward to “being comfortable” up on stage in the new suits.
The Choral Director says he’s grateful for the award and the recognition.
He also points out that their annual fundraising concert will be held on May 5, at 5 p.m., in the auditorium at City College.MORE NEWS: Local Small Business Owners Share How American Rescue Plan Funding Helped To Keep Them Afloat