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Ensemble, college choir representing Kansas at National Memorial Day Parade in D.C.

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Published: May. 21, 2022 at 5:34 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - The National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C. includes Kansas representation with two singing groups.

The ARISE Ensemble from Wichita and the Bethany College choir from Lindsborg are among many choirs from across the country participating in the National Memorial Day Choral Festival. This event has been postponed in the last few years due to the pandemic. ARISE Ensemble President Gerald Norwood said now is the time to bring America together through song.

“This is our chance to redo that again and bring some value to America today, which we greatly need,” Norwood said ahead of Monday’s performance. “This opportunity that ARISE has this weekend is a phenomenal opportunity to represent the United States as a combined forces of voices, literally, bringing unity through harmony through music.”

The parade portion of the Memorial Day event in our nation’s capital starts at 1 p.m. Click this link to watch the live performances and national parade.

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