Founded in 2006, The Washington Latin Public Charter School's mission is to educate students in the classical tradition. Started and organized by Ms. Melissa VerCammen, the music department is in it's sixth year and has bloomed from only twenty-seven members in one year, to over one hundred. The Honors Choir is an audition-only group who vocalists are trained to read music in four-part harmony and are routinely requested to perform about the city. The ensemble has even competed in the Fame Choral Competition in New York City, winning first place for Best Choral Repertoire, Best Choral Sound and Best Overall Performance. Members of the ensembles have performed at other engagements at locations such as The National Cathedral and The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception here in Washington, D.C., St. John the Divine in New York City, the DC-CAP fundraising series, Mayor Bowsers's holiday party, a Superior Court induction ceremony, a Nationals Game, the D.C. Education Festival and numerous fundraising events.