At the March 11th meeting of the Front Royal Town Council, the Council awarded Blue Ridge Singers a grant for the year 2020 in a vote of 5-0 in favor. It is the first time the Town has awarded any funds to support us. The $500 grant from the Town will be eligible for a matching grant by Virginia Commission of the Arts. The VCA grant, known as the Creative Communities Partnership Grant, will provide another $500 to Blue Ridge Singers, if approved.
The Town of Front Royal has participated in the matching grant program offered by the VCA since 1988 in order to assist local arts organizations. Blue Ridge Singers, formed in 2009, has now reached
such major growth in audiences, budget, and performing excellence that is seemed appropriate to seek support from the Town at this time. We are thrilled for this recognition and appreciate the opportunities it will provide.