Bailey Moore

Supporting: Duke Ellington School of the Arts Show Choir for Duke Ellington School of the Arts Project


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Hello! My name is Bailey Moore! I’m a senior at Duke Ellington School of the Arts and I am a member of the Show Choir Voices in Voices in Motion. In Summer 2020 we are traveling to South Africa for an educational and cultural trip. During the trip, we will perform different genres of music, while exploring the country and learning about its beautiful culture. This is an opportunity of a lifetime, and I’m looking forward to being exposed to such a rich culture. I am seeking your help to make this experience happen. The cost of the trip is $4500 and I will appreciate any amount that you are able to give. Thank you :)


The highly acclaimed and national award-winning Duke Ellington School of the Arts Show Choir has thrilled audiences throughout the United States, Germany, London, France, Japan and extensively in the Caribbean.  Organized in 1986 under the direction of Samuel L.E. Bonds and currently directed by Dr. Monique Spells, these student artists travel from neighborhoods spanning the entire Washington Metropolitan area to attend Washington’s premier arts-centered high school. 

They have performed at the White House for Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush and in inaugural events for former District of Columbia Mayor Adrian Fenty and President Barack Obama. The Show Choir has shared the stage with Earth Wind and Fire, Clay Aiken, Patti LaBelle, Jasmine Guy, Patti Austin, Boyz II Men, and Denyce Graves. The Choir has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and sang The Star Spangled Banner for the opening of the Washington Nationals first baseball game.

The ensemble’s incredible creativity and artistry so effectively combine singing, acting and dance that any performance space is virtually transformed into a Broadway stage. With an incessant devotion to providing a thrilling, high powered performance to audiences around the world, under the direction of Dr. Monique Spells, the members of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts Show Choir, much like the great Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, are true ambassadors for the nation and the Ellington School.

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