COLUMBUS (WCMH) — When Harmony Project was founded in 2009, 100 people joined in a mission to sing, serve and share. Since then, the choir has grown to 500 members.

This year, the choir came together to help us kick off Red, White and Boom with the national anthem. 

“Harmony Project in many ways is a representation of the community itself. So what better event for us to be represented at than Red, White and Boom” said David Brown, Harmony Project creator 

Combining 500 voices for the anthem is a beautiful tribute but it can also be a challenging one. 

“There are a lot of different versions out there. So we had to find a way to make our voices all blend together on this. And so we got inspiration from different versions that we heard all across the country and then kind of took all of those blended them all together,” said Brown. “Kind of like what our choir is. A blend of the community” 

The choir not only represents the community, they serve the community through various projects and initiatives. A few of their efforts currently changing lives: One Week One Neighborhood, South High Harmony, and Inside/Out at The Ohio Reformatory For Women.

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