Lee Wind Ensemble To Hold Concert Nov. 28

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
The Lee University Wind Ensemble
The Lee University Wind Ensemble

The Lee University Wind Ensemble will host its second concert of the 2017/18 season on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Conn Center. 

Under the batons of Conductor Dr. David Holsinger, professor of music, and Associate Conductor Winona Gray Holsinger, director of instrumental projects at Lee, the ensemble will present the music of Michael Markowski, a rising young American composer, along with works by ensemble favorite Vaclav Nelhybel, late 19th century Czech composer Julius Fucík, and the American march king John Philip Sousa.  

“The transition this year has been remarkable, considering that we have 19 new members, the largest turnover in years,” said Dr. Holsinger. “But, these are great musicians, and they have jumped in wholeheartedly, which makes for a wonderful musical experience and an excellence that is expected when it comes to Lee music!” 

The concert will also present the first of two large-scale works planned for the year, Dr. Holsinger’s ballet suite for winds, “PRAISES,” composed for the Tacoma Concert Band and Tacoma Ballet and Dance Ensemble in Washington State in 2000. This 25-minute, six-movement work was last performed at Lee by the Lee Wind Ensemble in 2001. 

During the concert, there will be a short presentation to honor members who will graduate in December, or those who will not be able to be involved in the Wind Ensemble next semester due to other obligations. 

Under Dr. Holsinger’s direction, the Wind Ensemble is committed to the highest level of performance of instrumental ensemble literature for winds and percussion. It is a non-traveling group that performs for special concerts on Lee’s campus. 

According to Dr. Holsinger, the personnel of this tightly-auditioned ensemble contains not only music majors, but also a variety of majors from across campus including accounting, math and science, and nursing. Since the ensemble’s founding 18 years ago, it continues to represent a cross-section of the best instrumental musicians on campus. 

The concert is free, non-ticketed, and open to the public. 

For those unable to attend, the concert will be available to live stream at https://livestream.com/leeu

For further interest in the remainder of the ensemble’s season, its concerts will take place on Tuesday evenings Feb. 20, and April 17, 2018. 

For more information, contact the Lee University School of Music at 614-8240 or music@leeuniveristy.edu.


UTC Presents Concert Commemorating WWI Anniversary

A View from the Trenches: a concert commemorating the centennial of the WWI Armistice, will be offered free to the public on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Roland Hayes Concert Hall. Two guest artists will join UTC Music faculty performers in A View from the Trenches, a concert featuring popular songs from the WWI era, as well as music by classical composers of that time. ... (click for more)

The Chattanooga Bach Choir Presents Barnett And Company Cantata Series Sunday

The Chattanooga Bach Choir, David Long artistic director and conductor, presents its 4th annual Barnett & Company Cantata Series, featuring four Sunday afternoon concerts focusing on J.S. Bach’s choral works chosen for the particular Sunday in the liturgical calendar.  All concerts take places at 5 p.m. at Christ Church Episcopal, 663 Douglas St. in Chattanooga.  Series ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Red Wolves SC To Build Soccer-Specific Stadium For 2020 Season

Chattanooga Red Wolves Soccer Club is building a state-of-the-art, soccer-specific facility, where the team will host home games beginning in 2020. For its inaugural season, the club will play at Chattanooga Christian School’s David Stanton Field in 2019.   David Stanton Field seats 3,500, and the club plans to install additional temporary seating allowing up to approximately ... (click for more)

Case Against Soddy Daisy High ROTC Instructor Dismissed After Judge Sends Case To Grand Jury

The road rage case against a Soddy Daisy ROTC instructor was dismissed on Wednesday after a judge on Monday had sent the case to the Grand Jury. An order was issued on Wednesday signed by District Attorney Neal Pinkston and attorney Lee Davis that "no billed" the aggravated assault charge against 47-year-old Timothy Lee Hodges. Attorney Davis said, " Following a hearing in ... (click for more)

Drink Up, Chattanooga

I attended the meeting to discuss the placement of the sewage treatment plant at the Cambridge Center in Ooltewah today. My problem with the meeting (aka) dog and pony show, is that the meeting started out with the agenda of the Ooltewah Community Council.  After living in this area for 45+ years I have never heard of this group.  I would like for someone to answer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Dear Faux Pelini

It has been my experience that of all the tribes and herds of different people on earth, sports writers are among the funniest people of all. Oh, there isn’t anything real sexy about Villanova beating Georgetown or a baseball player hitting for the cycle. Now, if a player hits a single, double, triple and homer in that order, that’s “a natural cycle,” and that is kind of fun to ... (click for more)