BOSTON BRUINS AND TD BANK ANNOUNCE BOSTON CHILDREN’S CHORUS TO SING ANTHEM AT TD GARDEN FOR BRUINS GAME AGAINST THE NEW JERSEY DEVILS ON FEBRUARY 18
BOSTON - The Boston Bruins and TD Bank announced today, February 18, that, in celebration of Black History Month, Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC) will sing the national anthem for tonight’s Bruins game against the New Jersey Devils at 7 p.m.
“We are honored to be invited to sing our National Anthem for the Bruins game,” said BCC Executive Director, Andrés Holder. “BCC singers are fierce advocates for what is right—justice and equity. We are proud to raise our voices in song to re-commit to the unending journey towards a more equitable future for all. We are grateful to the Bruins and to TD Bank for their continued partnership of our work”
“TD Bank is a proud supporter of Boston Children's Chorus, an organization that harnesses the power of music to connect our Boston's diverse communities, cultivate empathy, and inspire social inquiry,” said TD Bank SVP of Retail Banking, Monte Foster. “It has been an honor for TD Bank to support BCC for over a decade. BCC has become an international leader in combining music and social justice education to increase connectedness and drive change. We are thrilled that Boston Children's Chorus has been selected to deliver a moving rendition of the National Anthem at the Bruin's celebration of Black History Month.”
The Bruins and TD Bank are proud to support and promote Black Communities this month and every month after. The anthem is part of the Bruins and TD Bank’s larger initiative to support black communities and grow the sport of hockey.
On Monday, February 16, the Bruins and TD Bank hosted a clinic for SCORE Boston youth hockey players at the Willie O’Ree Community Rink in Allston with Bruins alumni Graeme Townshend and Bob Sweeney. The Bruins and TD Bank have donated 40 sets of hockey equipment to SCORE Boston participants. TD Bank has also committed to a $10,000 donation to SCORE Boston. In addition, the Boston Bruin’s Foundation’s 50/50 raffle will support SCORE Boston, with tickets until February 25.
About Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC)
Boston Children’s Chorus was founded in 2003 by Hubie Jones, a civic leader who for six decades has worked to address the social problems facing Boston’s underserved children and communities. BCC harnesses the power of music to connect Boston’s diverse communities, cultivate empathy, and inspire social inquiry. BCC choir programs include 13 choirs with singers from 110 different zip codes in and around Boston. Named Boston’s “Ambassadors of Harmony” by the Boston Globe, BCC presents over 50 performances per season in a wide range of public and private events. They have performed in venues from Boston Symphony Hall, and Royal Albert Hall in London, to Sydney Opera House, and the White House.
About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 9 million customers with a full range of retail, small business, and commercial banking products and services. It's a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada.
About SCORE Boston
SCORE Boston Hockey provides youth, from ages 5 – 14, the opportunity to participate in the sport of ice hockey and inspiration to see their future differently. Our mission is to improve the outcomes for children in the city of Boston and the surrounding communities by using ice hockey as a platform to highlight the importance of education, teach life lessons around perseverance, teamwork, overcoming adversity, and foster an environment of tolerance and respect for others.