Ooltewah High School Band Holds Bandapalooza Fundraiser Festival

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Ooltewah High School Marching Band and Color Guard announces its first Bandapalooza.  The OHS marching band is sponsoring a fundraiser on June 1, at the Veteran's Memorial Park in Collegedale.  The event features live music, food truck vendors, craft vendors, and a huge kid's area.  

Admission is $10 for the whole day, and can be purchased the day of the event, or online at http://ooltewahband.org. Click on the Bandapalooza link.

The OHS Marching Band is raising money for the upcoming trip to represent Ooltewah, Chattanooga, and Hamilton County at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York on Nov. 28.  This will be the second invitation the OHS Marching Band has received to be part of this American tradition.

Officials said, "Ooltewah High School Marching Band has always held a high standard of excellence in music, and are held in high regards both on a regional, and national level.  Due to this, the band has been asked to perform at the Disney Christmas Parade in 2011, which was broadcast on national television.  In the parade they were rewarded with the honor of ushering Santa Clause.  In 2012, the band had the privilege to participate in the McDonald's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Chicago.  Again, because of the reputation of the band, they were honored to be asked to usher in Santa Clause once again. This year at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, they will help Macy's celebrate the 75th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz in a special and unique way that will have to be watched live on Nov. 28.

Bandapalooza will feature music by: 
The Band Raven, Chris Crabtree, Unspoken Triumph, Shani Palmer from Sweet & Lowdown, Call the Sheriff, Hunter/Moss Group, Ben VanderHart of Telemonster, and headlining will be The Zach Dylan Band.  

Food for the day will feature: 
Southern Burger Company, Lupi's Pizza, A  Taste of Argentina, Old Mill Kettle Corn, Monkey Town Donuts, Tikiz Shaved Ice, Gigi's Cupcakes, and much more. 

The Kid's area will feature: 
Patricia Balloona (balloon artist), Face Painting from Hennafymechattanooga.com, Norman McKenzie (magician), Michael Frisbee (illusionist), inflatables, games, prizes, and a zombie water gun attack  zone.

There will also be over 20 unique craft vendors setup to showcase their work. 
 
Gates will open at 11 a.m., and the first band will kick off at 12 p.m. All proceeds go toward the OHS Marching Band and Color Guard.


From Chattanooga State To Published Author

Morgan Smith, a 2011 Chattanooga State graduate, is taking her passion for writing and turning it into a career. She has published four mystery novels and is currently working on her fifth book. She began her writing career at Chattanooga State, where she wrote her first screenplay, Shades of Amber. She later used that script as the basis for her first novel.  Ms. Smith ... (click for more)

Kelly Named TCAT Outstanding Student Of The Year

James “Mickey” Kelly has been named the 2016 Outstanding Student of the Year by the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Chattanooga State Community College. Mr. Kelly graduated in December with his Computer Support Technology technical diploma. Mr. Kelly had always been good with electronics and thought he would be good at computers too. “I took to it like a fish to water ... (click for more)

2 Shot Tuesday Afternoon On Windsor Street

Chattanooga Police responded on Tuesday to the 2100 block of Windsor Street, on a report that two people had been shot.   Upon arrival, officers located two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Their injuries are non-life threatening at this time. Both victims were transported to a local hospital by Hamilton County EMS.   Two suspects were reported to police. ... (click for more)

Erlanger Reports Dramatic Increase In Flu-Like Illnesses

The number of influenza-like illnesses treated at Erlanger Health System shows a dramatic increase compared to this time last year.  Erlanger reported treating 156 patients with flu like illnesses between Feb. 12 and 18 of this year. This represents a significant increase from the seven cases reported during the same week last year and 15 cases reported approximately a month ... (click for more)

Judge Doug Meyer Lived A Full Life Helping Many

I was sadden to learn of the death of Judge Doug Meyer.  Judge Meyer retired from the Criminal Court bench here in 2006.  Prior to that he had been the Chattanooga city judge for several years.  As a young attorney I tried many cases in front of Judge Meyer.  Also while I was awaiting my case to be tried, I would observe him on the bench.  Judge Meyer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Marshall’s 3% Folly

The National Health Interview Survey is believed to be the best gauge of health and behaviors in the United States. It is under the umbrella of the nation’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, so first let me share that the figures I am going to present are directly attributed to what is the best source believed to be out there. I didn’t make these numbers up and I had nothing ... (click for more)