B-Roll Available: Verizon Wireless' How Sweet The Sound 2009 Tour Seeks The Best Church Choir In The Nation

Who: Verizon Wireless is once again calling all church choirs to participate in the company’s nationwide How Sweet the Sound™ tour.

What:B-Roll and high-resolution images from the 2008 How Sweet the Sound tour are available. Media assets include:

  • Sound bites from Donald Lawrence, national tour emcee
  • Sound bites from Verizon Wireless executives
  • Footage of Chicago’s Acme Missionary Baptist Church, last year’s grand finale winner
  • General footage from each regional tour stop
  • High-resolution images of participating choirs from each region

Where: Broadcast-quality video and stills can be found in the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.  

When: Available immediately.

Background:Verizon Wireless is once again searching for the best church choir in America in its How Sweet the Sound tour, which is making stops in 11 U.S. cities. Local choirs will compete for the title of “The Best Church Choir in America” and up to $50,000 in cash and prizes.

Now in its second full year, How Sweet the Sound is much more than a singing competition – it is an opportunity to celebrate the unique ways that music connects people within communities. Registration is now open, and church choirs can visit www.HowSweetTheSound.com for registration information.

About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 80 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.