Enjoy a memorable orchestral performance when you attend the Gateway to the World Banquet at the 2021 GFWC Annual Convention on Friday, August 27.
Orchestra Noir was founded in 2016 by Maestro Jason Ikeem Rodgers. Through orchestral performance, Orchestra Noir aims to celebrate the cultural achievements of African-American music pioneers across all genres of music, including Classical, Hiphop, and R&B. Orchestra Noir has witnessed a meteoric rise to be one of the most talked about orchestras in the nation, as it continues to successfully bring orchestral music to diverse, younger audiences in grand and spectacular fashion.
Awarded ‘Best of Atlanta: Classical Meets Contemporary’ by Atlanta Magazine in 2018, Orchestra Noir has already worked with global brands such as Time Warner, NBC Universal, Atlantic Records, Lionsgate, YouTube Music, BET, OWN Network, the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and countless more. In addition, Orchestra Noir has worked with international hip-hop stars Cardi B., 2Chainz, Migos, Clifford “T.I.” Harris, and 9x Grammy Award winning super-producer Bryan-Michael Cox of the So So Def Record Label founded by Jermaine Dupree. Orchestra Noir has been covered in prominent media publications such as The Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Atlanta Magazine, CBS Radio, The Atlanta Modern-Luxury, Upscale Magazine, Rolling Out Magazine, and many more.
Since its inception, Orchestra Noir continues to be a meaningful and longstanding advocate for music education. Orchestra Noir aims to inspire the next generation of young, minority musicians through various educational centered concerts including its annual side-by-side concert with the music students of the Clayton County School District in metro Atlanta, “Clayton Nights” which helps to fund scholarships for its college bound students.
Preshus Howard is about to celebrate her 10th anniversary as a clubwoman, and her time with GFWC has been a journey of discovering her own strengths and how she can use them to help others. As GFWC Kentucky’s Director of Junior Clubs for the 2016-2018 Administration, Preshus has been proud to use her position to rally clubwomen around causes that matter to her.
Success For Survivors Scholarship
Each year, GFWC awards scholarships to help intimate partner abuse survivors obtain a post-secondary education that offers a chance to reshape their future by securing employment and gaining personal independence.
Oregon City Woman's Club
The Oregon City Woman's Club (Oregon) participated at the National Night Out on August 7 with a booth advertising their club.