Located in Newark, New Jersey, the Newark Boys Chorus School (NBCS) is the only urban chorus school in the nation. It is a 50 year old, tuition-free institution with a mission to develop students grades 3-8 into “successful young men of sound character through rigorous academic and musical training”. The institution currently serves 50 kids, all students of color, who are placed in the most prestigious high schools upon graduation. Our former intern and on-going collaborator, Salim Green, introduced Something Special Studios to the story of NBCS in early 2020. Salim recently began working with the school and was floored by the passion, talent, and community present within the school, students, and faculty. The team at SSS was incredibly moved, to say the least, and have been intent on working with the chorus school ever since. Over the past few months, we’ve been developing projects with NBCS, and now, more than ever, the school needs our attention. Newark Boys Chorus School relies on community support to keep its doors open, and these efforts are in jeopardy due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. To help show support for the school, SSS and NBCS have joined together to launch a limited edition merch collection, featuring the NBCS student uniform. Available for purchase on our shop, all proceeds will be donated back to the school. Direct donations to the school can be made on the NBCS website.
Newark Boys Chorus School