Greater Cleveland Concert Band Has Broadway, Just Off Broad Street Concert April 23

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Greater Cleveland Concert Band
The Greater Cleveland Concert Band

The Greater Cleveland Concert Band will perform their Broadway, Just off Broad Street concert at the Lee University Conn Center on Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m.   

This free night of music will showcase songs from favorite Broadway shows.  The Band, under the direction of Don Bindram, Jr. and Michaelia Black, will be joined by the Greater Cleveland Jazz Band, the barbershop quarter Front Page, and vocalists Karen Hale and Stephanie Ballew.

Since the band was founded in 2006, there have been over 350 individuals who have rehearsed and performed concerts with the band.  These include instrumentalists of all skill levels, vocalists, dramatists, narrators and community extras.

 All age ranges from 12 to 85+ years have enjoyed their participation, officials said.  They have come from over 18 area communities, including Alabama and Georgia.

The band has sponsored food drives and provided scholarship funds for local high school and university students.  Members have mentored beginning band students, and many have provided ensemble musical programs for special community events.



WTCI-PBS To Air Encore Broadcast Of The A List With Alison Lebovitz

Bob Dorough (1923-2018) was a jazz pianist, singer, composer, songwriter, arranger and producer but he is best known for his role in the Schoolhouse Rock! series.  Chattanooga has enjoyed a relationship with Mr. Dorough and WTCI, the region’s community PBS station, will honor his life in an encore broadcast of an episode of “The A List with Alison Lebovitz” that features him. ... (click for more)

Lee School Of Music To Present Faculty Brass Concert

Lee University faculty members Gordon James, Bill Pritchard, Dr. Doug Warner, and Dr. Nathan Warner, along with Lee graduate student Caleb Hall, will present a brass quintet concert on Monday at 7:30 p.m. in Pangle Hall.  The evening will feature works by J.S. Bach, Victor Ewald, Georg Frederic Handel, and Maurice Ravel.  As Principal Horn of the Chattanooga Symphony ... (click for more)

McCallie Coach From 90s Who Is Now Deceased Is Accused Of Abusing Students

A McCallie School coach from the 1990s who is now deceased is being accused of abusing students at the private prep school. Two former students said Steven Lee "Steve" Carpenter sexually abused them. Carpenter was the basketball coach at McCallie for 11 seasons - through 1999. He was boys basketball coach at Ridgeland High School beginning in 2000. Carpenter was ... (click for more)

Famed Radio Broadcaster Tommy Jett Dies At 77 At His Flintstone Home

Legendary radio broadcaster Tommy Jett (Thomas Wayne Reynolds) died Wednesday in his sleep at his residence in Flintstone, Ga.   He was 77. The native of Smithville, Tn., first was heard on Chattanooga radio in 1961 when he joined WFLI. He was known for his gaudy rings and his "Hey Now" greeting. He switched to country on WDOD in the 1980s and later was on "The Legend" ... (click for more)

Pluses And Minuses Of Tennessee's New Opioid Law

It was clear when Governor Haslam announced his TN Together plan in January that lawmakers were going to do something to try to address the state’s opioid abuse epidemic. With the passage of SB 2257/HB 1831, Tennessee now has one of the most comprehensive and restrictive laws of any state.   The Tennessee Medical Association was actively engaged in the process and appreciates ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A True Tennessean

“Last week I told some Republican friends who have held high office, traditional and true Republicans, who like you are both conservative and compassionate, Christians in their personal faith and public service,” the email began. “These are Tennessee Republicans that I have known for decades, and whom I'd trust with my life and my wife … I told them that my views and values make ... (click for more)