UTC Jazz Band Spring Concert Is April 9

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The UTC Music Department will present the UTC Jazz Band Spring Concert, directed by Erika Schafer, on Wednesday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. Featured in this performance are guest clarinetist Nikolasa Tejero and vocalists Amy Elizabeth Oaks and Alea Tveit. This performance will take place in the UTC Fine Arts Center, Roland Hayes Concert Hall, 752 Vine St. and will highlight a variety of styles from some of music’s master musicians including: Gordon Goodwin, Artie Shaw, George and Ira Gerschwin, Ray Bryant, Richard Rodgers, and Les Hooper. Admission is free and open to the public.

This recital will showcase jazz with works such as “The Jazz Police” by Mr. Goodwin, “Concerto for Clarinet” by Mr. Shaw, with guest clarinetist Nikolasa Tejero, “Sister Sadie” by Horace Silver and Michael Abene, “Embraceable You” by the Gershwin’s and “My Funny Valentine” by Mr. Rodgers.

Dr. Schafer is in her sixth year as assistant professor of Trumpet and assistant director of Bands at UTC. She teaches trumpet lessons, directs the Jazz Band and Trumpet Ensemble, and is the assistant director of the Marching Band and Pep Band. She performs regularly with the Chattanooga Symphony and hosted the 2014 Trumpet Festival of the Southeast, in addition to visiting Chile to present master-classes at the University of Chile and Catholic University of Chile. Prior to her position at UTC, Dr. Schafer was a featured soloist of the United States Navy Band in Washington, D.C., and performed with several chamber ensembles including the U.S. Navy Band Brass Quartet and the Joint Services Brass Quintet.  She is a founding member of New Dischord, a Chattanooga-based performing ensemble featuring new music in collaboration with other artists

For more information contact the UCT Music Department at 425-4601 or visit http://www.utc.edu/music/projects/performances.php.



Cleveland State President Conducts Seminar At Lee University's Celebration 2014

Dr. Bill Seymour, President of Cleveland State Community College, and Gary Farlow, President and CEO of Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce, conducted a seminar Friday on The Importance of the Public School Teacher on the Local Community at Lee University’s Celebration 2014, a day commemorating the opening of Lee’s new Communication Arts building. Morning classes were cancelled ... (click for more)

Dalton Little Theatre Holding Auditions For "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown"

Dalton Little Theatre announced auditions for “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Margaret Zeisig will be directing, with vocal direction by Bruce Arledge.  This musical double feature which is based on the beloved Charlie Brown comic strips by Charles Schulz.  The characters are five to six years old; however, the show is cast with ... (click for more)

Man Charged With Killing 3-Year-Old Takes Own Life In County Jail

Justin Dale Bradley died in the Hamilton County jail Saturday morning. Notification was received from the Hamilton County 911 Center at   12:50 a.m. ,   regarding an inmate found unresponsive.   Jail personnel found the male inmate unresponsive in his cell and initiated C.P.R. while notifying Hamilton County Emergency Medical Services. ... (click for more)

Democratic Chairman Roy Herron Announces He Will Not Run For 2nd Term

Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron announced Saturday at a meeting of the Tennessee Democratic Party State Executive Committee that he would not be seeking a second term as party chairman. “I have been blessed to serve as chairman these past two years, and I owe an enormous debt of gratitude to all of the executive committee members, party officials, staff members, and friends ... (click for more)

You’re Right With Lamar

One of Tennessee’s favorite sons, Davy Crockett, coined an oft-used phrase:  “Be always sure you’re right, then go ahead.” Being sure is quite important, but may be difficult in this election cycle. The Democratic nominee campaigning against Lamar Alexander is a man whose radio ads call for “change,” “fair” taxes and more jobs.  Sounds good, huh?   ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

Okay … here we go. A number of readers have complained that I haven’t shared any jokes that my friends send to my email address so on a weekend when our Volunteers and Mocs are idle, let’s laugh a little:   I was sitting in a bar one afternoon with an old friend knocking back a few beers when he said, "You know, if we're not careful we'll end up like those two old drunks ... (click for more)