Joining the Chattanooga Boys Choir for the 2018-19 season is Luke Goins, a fifth grader from Prospect Elementary. Luke has performed in the Prospect choir, Ovation, for two years and participated in the 2018 Bradley County Honor Choir. When asked about how he feels about being in CBC, he responded "I consider it a great honor and I can't wait to get started".
Luke will attend Lake Forest Middle School next year where he hopes to perform with Rhapsody Show Choir.
Students from Michigan Avenue Elementary School recently visited Walker Valley High School to share performances with the WVHS Percussion Ensemble. Walker Valley students performed five selections and spoke about the importance of music in their lives. Michigan Avenue students performed a "body percussion" piece which was composed by the members of the ensemble.
Bradley Central High School was one of the 19 schools from Chattanooga and surrounding areas participating in the 2018 Chattanooga Youth Gallery. Formerly known as the P2P Youth Gallery, the two-day event promotes youth development in the arts. This year, in addition to the juried art show, the Youth Gallery also featured a workshop hosted by the Association for Visual Arts (AVA) as well as a Youth Gallery banquet. Bradley Central High School sophomore Alla Dralyuk had one of her artworks selected for inclusion in the juried gallery exhibition held on March 23, 2018 at the Church on Main Street. Her artwork was subsequently purchased by Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union to hang in their new corporate offices in Chattanooga, TN.
Congratulations to Karmann Eskridge, a junior at Bradley Central High School, for having her digital photograph "Frozen in Time" selected for inclusion in the Photographic Society of America's (PSA) 2018 Youth Showcase. Photos selected for the Showcase will be displayed at the PSA Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah during the first week of October.
Walker Valley High School had a wonderful showing at the Tennessee State Music Conference last week. Five choir students and three band students performed with various All-State performing ensembles. Two students performed on the Tennessee Bandmasters Association Honors Recital and band director Alan Hunt co-presented a session open to all attending music educators.
On Monday, April 16th, members of the Walker Valley High School Band traveled to Michigan Avenue to perform for the entire student body. The school hosted a pre-TCAP pep rally to pump the students up the upcoming tests. The pep rally featured the band playing several songs while Michigan Avenue students danced, played games and threw whip cream pies at select teachers! Below is a picture of the WVHS Pep Band.
The Allied Arts Council of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce is once again hosting Chair-ries Jubilee. In its 20th year, the event funds grants for teachers to bring art programs and/or visiting artists to their classrooms. Chair-ries Jubilee will take place tonight, April 13th, at the Museum Center at 5ive Points. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. The event opens with a social hour and silent auction at 6:00 p.m. followed by a live auction at 8:00. Come view and bid on one-of-a-kind, hand-decorated chairs, tables and other home furnishings.
Congratulations to Savannah Hicks, Austin Dudash and Madelyn Tallent! These three Oak Grove Elementary 5th grade students have been selected to participate in a very exciting event, the Tennessee Treble Honor Choir. This choir is made up of the very best fifth and sixth grade singers in the state. It is a big honor to be chosen and we are very proud. A lot of hard work has to go into preparing for this event.
The Treble Choir performs for the Tennessee Music Education Association held April 13-14th at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center in Nashville.