TABC alumnus Brent Davis
grants $10,000 to the Chorus
When alumnus Brent Davis looks back on
events that have shaped his life, his experience with the Tucson
Boys Chorus ranks in the top ten. As a tribute, Davis recently donated
$10,000 to the Chorus. "An occasion arose where I had the opportunity
to make a donation," Davis said, "I chose to benefit the
Chorus because it has helped me in so many ways."
Brent joined the Chorus at age nine under then-director
John S Davis. He recalls advancing through to the Touring Chorus. After
travelling on two domestic tours and one American-Canadian tour, Davis
graduated from the Chorus at age 14. He has remained involved with
the Chorus, working as a camp counselor for the past decade.
Davis, now 34, holds a bachelor’s degree
in computer science from Grand Canyon State University. He is a network
specialist team leader at the Honeywell Corporation in Phoenix. "The
Chorus had a strong impact on my life," Davis said. "It helped
shape who I am today by instilling a life-long sense of responsibility
which, I believe, has been valuable to me to this day."
TABC director Julian Ackerley, acknowledging
the largest private donation by an alumnus in recent Chorus history,
said that Brent’s financial contribution is matched by his continuing
involvement with the boys at camp. "Brent instills in his campers
the same sense of responsibility he carries with him," Dr Ackerley
said. "We are grateful not only for his financial contribution,
but for sharing with a new generation of choristers his enthusiasm
for the Chorus."