In the fall of 1995, a group of local singers decided to come together as the "Mount Gilead Community Choir" and to present a community Christmas concert. Their program was well-received and became an annual event, which continues today. A few programs have also been presented in the spring in various years.
In the years that followed, there was discussion in the community about establishing an annual series of concerts by visiting artists. That idea planted the seeds of the MGCCA, which was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2001 and began presenting in 2004.
Also in 2001, MGCCA applied for a license to operate a low-power FM radio station. The Federal Communications Commission granted the license in 2003 and the station went on the air the following year. The broadcast outlet allows MGCCA to assist the community by airing announcements of local interest as part of its regular programming.
Having been borne out of the Mount Gilead Community Choir, the formalized MGCCA assumed responsibility for the choir and included the choir's operation in its organizing documents.
As of 2010, MGCCA presents four visiting artist programs in its annual Concert Series, seeks to coordinate educational programs by those artists for local students, operates Community Radio 88.1 FM WMTG, and supports the ongoing efforts of the Mount Gilead Community Choir. MGCCA depends on donations and a small amount of revenue from ticket sales to sustain its work.
MGCCA is governed by an eight-member board of directors:
Johnny Almond, president
Benjamin Blake, vice president
Trey Lincoln, treasurer
Lynn Parnell, secretary
Follow the Board of Directors link on this page to read more about the people who serve the MGCCA.
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