Unity concert raises money for local after-school program

1 year 9 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, January 21 2017 Jan 21, 2017 Saturday, January 21, 2017 10:15:00 PM CST January 21, 2017 in News
By: Karla Valcourt, KOMU 8 News Reporter
loading

COLUMBIA - The Choral Arts Alliance of Missouri (CAAM) raised more than $1,500 Saturday night for the after-school program, Granny's House. 

CAAM is a non-profit organization that promotes excellence in vocal arts in the greater Columbia area. Granny's House is a non-profit after-school program for low-income children in Columbia. 

Granny's House founder, Pamela Ingram said the funds will go toward snacks, craft supplies and computer paper for the kids.

"It's exciting because we are a totally grassroots non-profit and we're funded by private individuals and groups so we love opportunities like this to raise funds  to keep our doors open,"Ingram said.

CAAM Intern, Sarah Schulte said the concert was inspired after the events on the University of Missouri's campus in Fall 2015.

"We thought it would be a really cool experience to bring together people with a common denominator of music - something that we all love, that we all grew up with," she said. 

CAAM partnered with other choral groups such as the Columbia Community Gospel Choir and students from Lincoln University's Principals of Worship.

Next year, Schulte said she wants the event to draw an even larger crowd. 

"I would love to sing in the choir next year," Schulte said. "Being a part of this audience makes me think, 'Oh, that would be so cool to be able to sing the music and experience it'."

This year marked the choral group's 2nd Annual Unity Benefit Concert.

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - As snowy, slushy conditions cover mid-Missouri, schools, businesses and groups are changing their plans for the afternoon and... More >>
45 minutes ago Monday, November 12 2018 Nov 12, 2018 Monday, November 12, 2018 2:04:00 PM CST November 12, 2018 in Weather
(CNN) -- Stan Lee, the colorful Marvel Comics patriarch who helped usher in a new era of superhero storytelling --... More >>
47 minutes ago Monday, November 12 2018 Nov 12, 2018 Monday, November 12, 2018 2:02:25 PM CST November 12, 2018 in News
POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. (AP) — A convicted felon has been charged with abducting two Christian college students and forcing them... More >>
1 hour ago Monday, November 12 2018 Nov 12, 2018 Monday, November 12, 2018 1:44:38 PM CST November 12, 2018 in News
ST. LOUIS - A former assistant attorney general announced his campaign for Missouri Attorney General Monday morning. In a... More >>
4 hours ago Monday, November 12 2018 Nov 12, 2018 Monday, November 12, 2018 10:12:00 AM CST November 12, 2018 in News
BISMARCK (AP) — Authorities are investigating a woman's death in southeast Missouri as a homicide. KFVS-TV reports that the... More >>
6 hours ago Monday, November 12 2018 Nov 12, 2018 Monday, November 12, 2018 8:47:04 AM CST November 12, 2018 in News
MORGAN COUNTY - A man accused of moving the dismembered body of his friend's common law wife pleaded guilty to... More >>
6 hours ago Monday, November 12 2018 Nov 12, 2018 Monday, November 12, 2018 8:16:00 AM CST November 12, 2018 in News
OSAGE COUNTY - Osage County law enforcement took a fugitive from Gasconade County into custody Sunday. Sheriff's deputies got... More >>
7 hours ago Monday, November 12 2018 Nov 12, 2018 Monday, November 12, 2018 7:44:00 AM CST November 12, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA (Updated at 11:25am) - Snowfall continues in central Missouri and will eventually exit around 2-4 p.m. this afternoon. Most... More >>
19 hours ago Sunday, November 11 2018 Nov 11, 2018 Sunday, November 11, 2018 7:06:00 PM CST November 11, 2018 in Weather
JEFFERSON CITY - There may be 7,000 feet of model train track in their backyard for people to come see,... More >>
20 hours ago Sunday, November 11 2018 Nov 11, 2018 Sunday, November 11, 2018 6:42:00 PM CST November 11, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Two men were injured in North Columbia after a shooting on Ballenger Lane at approximately 1:20 p.m. Sunday... More >>
22 hours ago Sunday, November 11 2018 Nov 11, 2018 Sunday, November 11, 2018 4:21:00 PM CST November 11, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The Missouri Department of Conservation is holding mandatory chronic waste disease (CWD) testing in 31 counties until 8... More >>
23 hours ago Sunday, November 11 2018 Nov 11, 2018 Sunday, November 11, 2018 3:37:00 PM CST November 11, 2018 in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - People gathered near the intersection of North Garth Avenue and East Walnut Street in West Columbia Sunday afternoon... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, November 11 2018 Nov 11, 2018 Sunday, November 11, 2018 2:33:00 PM CST November 11, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Gingerbread houses filled a hallway in the Columbia Mall Sunday afternoon to support families in mid-Missouri. The... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, November 11 2018 Nov 11, 2018 Sunday, November 11, 2018 1:59:00 PM CST November 11, 2018 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A memorial to St. Louis area service members who have died in war was mostly neglected... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, November 11 2018 Nov 11, 2018 Sunday, November 11, 2018 12:03:55 PM CST November 11, 2018 in News
CAMDEN COUNTY - A lake-area fire district is warning of a phone scam asking for donations. The Tri-County Fire... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, November 10 2018 Nov 10, 2018 Saturday, November 10, 2018 10:46:00 PM CST November 10, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Capital Region Goldschmidt Cancer Center held its inaugural Festival of Trees fundraiser Saturday. Local artists and... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, November 10 2018 Nov 10, 2018 Saturday, November 10, 2018 10:35:00 PM CST November 10, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Mid-Missouri Girl Scouts held a vigil to remember the four people killed in a Wisconsin hit-and-run last week.... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, November 10 2018 Nov 10, 2018 Saturday, November 10, 2018 10:30:00 PM CST November 10, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Multiple groups supporting medical marijuana held a discussion Saturday, just days after Missouri voters approved Amendment 2. ... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, November 10 2018 Nov 10, 2018 Saturday, November 10, 2018 7:17:00 PM CST November 10, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 27°
3pm 30°
4pm 30°
5pm 29°
6pm 28°