ARISE Board President
ARISE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
GREETINGS FROM THE PRESIDENT
ARISE, Inc., is embarking upon a new horizon. Due to the evolution of change in our organization, I am proud to take the helm as the President of ARISE, Inc., effective immediately. There are two constants that are evident for this 33-year-old historical vocal music entity. We will continue to provide quality community service through our musical talents and dedication.
Secondly, we will continue to evolve and brainstorm new ways to express the spirit and messaging of the “Negro Spiritual”, the power of Resilience, Hope, and Faith in life experiences. We will remain committed to the spirit and scholarly contribution that the “Negro Spiritual” has made to the historical fabric of America. ARISE will continually educate our listeners about the historicity of these songs and their powerful messaging of intrigue, inspiration, and optimism in the midst of despair. Most importantly, we are dedicated to having fun while continually expanding our audience no matter who, when, or where they may reside.
If you have not already made a commitment to join this cause, make a commitment today to become part of the musical family known as ARISE (African Americans Renewing Interest in Spirituals Ensemble). There are many ways for you to partner with our organization. You can make a tax-deductible contribution; attend our concerts and programs.
Thank you for your attention. Please join us and pray for our continued success to serve our fellow man through inspirational singing. Make a commitment today to ARISE!!
In Unity Through Harmony,
President, ARISE, Inc.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dr. Sharon Cranford
Immediate Past President/Historian
Dr. Marche' Fleming-Randle
Dr. Rachel Norwood*
Dr. Michael Sylvester
Crystal Johnson Turner
Shawn Chastain, Director
June Faucette-Huff, Accompanist
Jo Brown, Founder/Director Emeritus