For the first time in the history of The Citadel Gospel Choir, 30 years, the choir now has a badge of honor to wear on their uniform.Momolu Cooper
The Citadel Gospel Choir hosted a Black History Month concert, “An Evening of Inspiration and Unity,” yesterday at The Citadel’s Summerall Chapel in Charleston, SC.
Near the end of the event, a new field jacket patch was revealed. I designed this patch and it was with great love and appreciation that I did so.
The purpose of the patch was to “strengthen the Choir’s sense of identity as well as display [their] member’s pride for the Choir. The patch [would] symbolize [their] mission statement (“To make the love of Jesus famous”) as well as [their] tradition of faith and diversity.”
While I was at school, the choir was the community I could escape to and forget all of the nonsense and craziness of that environment. Sure there would be idiots who tried and exploit this love of music and singing for their amusement, but I knew the other members would support me no matter what. The choir accepted myself and all others without question, and even threw me a solo or two.
I am heartened the cadets have kept the choir alive as it was on the brink of disappearing a few years ago. It’s the one thing I miss the most from my time there.
I hope you enjoy the concert from Sunday. It’s an amazing display of faith through music.