In commemoration of Veterans Day, the Hillgrove High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) will host a free concert featuring the United States Naval Academy (USNA) Gospel Choir on Saturday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m. The Gospel Choir will travel to Atlanta, GA to perform several public concerts and visit area schools to honor all active military and Veterans. This concert also serves to introduce students to the opportunities available to them by attending the US Naval Academy. The concert will be held at Hillgrove High School in the Joseph B. Boland Theater. Doors open to the public at 6:00 p.m. with general admission seating. The Midshipmen will be available immediately following the concert to answer questions and talk about life at the Naval Academy.
The United States Naval Academy Gospel Choir, under the direction of Ms. Karla Scott, is an upbeat inspirational musical ensemble. Comprised of midshipmen from various places, races and creeds, the Gospel Choir is reflective of the diverse interests and ethnicities within the Brigade of Midshipmen. Throughout the year, the USNA Gospel Choir maintains an active schedule and regularly performs not only at the Naval Academy but throughout the nation at churches, schools, and community centers. The Gospel Choir is a wonderful part of the Naval Academy family. Not only does it allow its members to express their faith in song, but it also provides the public an opportunity to witness the diversity and talents of today’s Brigade of Midshipmen. It is with honor, pride and distinction that the Gospel Choir represents the United States, the United States Navy and Marine Corps, and the Naval Academy.
The Hillgrove NJROTC program was established in 2009 and serves to prepare high school students for leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. Classroom instruction is augmented throughout the year by community service activities, drill competition, field trips, marksmanship training, and other extra-curricular activities.