Hey, folks- story time. So, the first day I had gone out with one of the reverends from Frederick Presbyterian to pass out flyers for our first Race and #RealTalk program, our second stop was at what looked like a smallish church up the street. We went inside and were greeted by two of their… Continue reading Race and #RealTalk- The Journey Continues!
A few days prior to our last session, having earlier provided learning tracks to aid everyone’s practice, I called upon the participants who would be willing to arrive a little early to share some reflections and thoughts with me that we could record for a promotional video. (Yes, a cute 5 minute promo through the… Continue reading Session 5- We Shall Overcome
Voices in Vulnerability About a year and a half ago, I was commissioned by my now brother in law to orchestrate a romantic proposal for my sister. With our shared vision for a shared presence in our musical heritage through HALO as an organization, I figured it was the perfect… Continue reading Race and #RealTalk Session 4
Cognitive Dissonance to Social Harmony? It took about a full 5 days to reflect on our third session, which took a couple of twists and turns into some uncharted territory. With Niambi away in Halifax for Harmony, Inc’s International Contest and Convention (where she shared with Bella Nova Chorus in taking 4th place!), HALO… Continue reading Race and #RealTalk Session 3
Over the summer, our lead Nadira France graduated from Morgan State University and is now off to pursue exciting new opportunities. As we wish her well, we are excited to welcome Portia Pitts as the new official lead for HALO! Portia first performed with HALO for the MGM Grand 2017 New Year’s celebration and grand… Continue reading HALO’s New Lead!
HALO was stoked back in May when we got word that our application to be featured performers for the 2017 Ladybug Festival– “a celebration of women in music” in Wilmington, Delaware was one of the 70 out of 350+ that were accepted. To boot, the coordinator informed us that they were especially excited to have… Continue reading Summertime! HALO at Large and The Ladybug Festival
Hello, friends, family and followers– long time, no nothin’! While we posted updates for HALO on our Facebook page after International, our feet hit the ground running so hard with all of our individual adventures and the whirlwind that took America by storm with the election… we kinda fell off the grid. But after… Continue reading Reflecting on 2016
For weeks, all four of us had been totally psyched that we were preparing to take a 13 hour drive from Maryland to St. Louis, Missouri on 4th of July weekend. And hardly able to contain ourselves from telling the world, folks would ask us the occasion for our trip– so of course we told… Continue reading HALO Hits St. Louis!!!
Wow, what a weekend! Some folks may remember that HALO had the kerfuffle of trying to negotiate getting to Area contest with everybody’s crazy schedules… no small feat, between a contract with the Dallas Opera, a Motown Rock band, a senior year with the Morgan State University Choir, a toddler and another Harmony quartet (and… Continue reading We did it!!!
New happenings with HALO!! So, since our wonderful experience at IC&C last year, we were inspired with the idea of expanding our quartet into an umbrella organization. With the aim of infusing diversity into the Barbershop community, we are bringing together a larger group of culturally diverse singers who embrace this genre as part of the… Continue reading HALO at Large!