Natoshia Coleman – former KCGC chorister
Where Are They Now!
By Terry Henderson – KCGC Procter
Former Kansas City Girls Choir chorister Natoshia Coleman graduated from the choir in 2008. Natoshia was the organization’s very first Miss KCGC. After graduating from the choir, Natoshia went on to attend Morris Brown College in Atlanta, GA. She is currently employed with a major law firm in Atlanta. She enjoys her job very much because she is gaining a wealth of information!
Natoshia would eventually like to pursue a career that would involve sports. She enjoys body building and has entered and won several competitions. Her most recent competition was last August when she won the title of First in Class at the Knox Classics in Knoxville, TN. When asked why she became so interested in bodybuilding, Natoshia says it all began with her desire to take better care of her body by eating better, by maintaining a regular exercise schedule, and by working towards living longer and better. In the next five years, her goal is to become a fitness model. She is currently working on getting her website up and running. She is also training for a national competition in May.
When asked what she liked best about being a member of the KCGC, Natoshia answered “it’s the community of the KCGC that kept me interested and engaged. I enjoyed being a big sister to the younger choristers. Giving advice and helping other girls was very important to me”.
Natoshia thinks back to her role as the first Ms. KCGC, and says she didn’t realize back then just how important the role and title was. Representing the choir was an important job that she was proud of. She has this advice for young girls: “You should definitely consider joining the Kansas City Girls Choir. The friendships that you will form with your sisters can last for a lifetime. Being a part of the choir uplifts girls…it gives them a community to be a part of. Girls can feel at home around their KCGC sisters. These are true friends that will be there for you”.
Regarding the audition process, she encourages girls who are preparing for the audition to practice, practice, practice before you audition! Practice until you are no longer nervous. Focus on what you want and the rest will fall into place.
Natoshia appreciates all of the lessons learned while being a part of the KCGC. How has it helped her to prepare for the future? “I remember Mr. Ah’Lee giving a fine for saying the word “um” when we are speaking publicly. When I had my interview for my current job, all I could think about is Mr. Ah’Lee saying over and over again, don’t say the word “um” when you are speaking! I felt ready and prepared at that interview because of the training I received in the choir”.
In addition, Natoshia enjoyed the field trips, the workshops, and the performances. “That was a lot of fun!” Natoshia’s advice to her sisters in the choir, “Work hard because hard work does pay off! Stay your age, but be mature when it is needed. You will gain more respect that way.