GPS Instrumental Program Has Fall Concert Tuesday

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Girls Preparatory School Instrumental Program will present its fall concert on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The concert will be held in the GPS Frierson Theatre, on the school’s campus at 205 Island Ave. 

Students will present both light and serious classical music by composers from Mozart to Tchaikovsky, Broadway to Baroque, and country to Gaelic. Performing groups include the GPS McCallie Honors Orchestra, the GPS McCallie Middle School Bands, Tango Strings, and the GPS Orchestras. There will be more than 100 students on stage for the grand finale.

Soloists include McCallie Senior Allen Liu, GPS Senior Margaret Lim, GPS Juniors Olivia Combs, and GPS Sophomores Allison Lockhart, Komal Patri, Claire Lindeman. 

Instrumental Music Director Mary Baxter said she is eager for her students to showcase their talents. “These students put in countless hours of practice and preparation before this concert,” Baxter says. “I’m inspired by their dedication and excited to share this experience with our community.” 

Additional upcoming music performances for the schools includes Candlelight Concerts at McCallie, Dec. 1-2; Caroling with the Fishes at the Tennessee Aquarium, Dec. 3; McCallie Middle School Winter Concert at McCallie Chapel, Dec. 5; the GPS Spring Concert, March 13; and the McCallie Middle School Spring Concert, April 24. 



Robert Earl Keen Kicks Off His Tour At The Tivoli Nov. 27

Americana Troubadour Robert Earl Keen will bring his upcoming show to the Tivoli Theater on Monday, Nov. 27, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available here .  Review for Robert Earl Keen: Before Keen hits the Vegas stage with George Strait or the road with Lyle Lovett in 2018, he'll be kicking off his final tour of 2017. The 19 stop "REK's Fam-O-Lee Back to the Country Jamboree ... (click for more)

Christmas At Covenant Is Dec. 7-8

Covenant College’s annual Christmas celebration is set for Thursday, Dec. 7, and Friday, Dec. 8. Free tickets are available on the college's website for the concerts in the chapel, and VIP parking can be reserved for $5.  The concert will focus on the theme, “Marvelous in Our Eyes,” which calls attention to the fact that our appropriate response to reflecting on Christ’s ... (click for more)

Spring Creek Elementary Closed Monday And Tuesday Due To Fire In Boiler Room

There was a fire early Monday around  4 a.m.  in the boiler room at Spring Creek Elementary School causing the school to be closed Monday and Tuesday.    Damage from the fire was contained to the boiler room but the utilities to the building are also in the damaged boiler area which left the school without power, heat and other necessities to have ... (click for more)

Tony Williams, 26, Shot On Dodson Avenue Late Sunday Night

Tony Williams, 26, was shot late Sunday night on Dodson Avenue. Chattanooga Police responded at 11:50 p.m.,  to the 900 block of Dodson Avenue on a shooting.   Upon arrival, police located the victim who was suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. HCEMS responded and transported the victim to a nearby hospital. The victim advised police that the ... (click for more)

Pollution For Profit?

Why should Chattanooga allow special interests to boost sediment pollution in our South Chickamauga Creek? To pad their profit margin and pass that cost on to city taxpayers? If your city council votes to reduce the storm water regulations – that is the result we can expect. Special interest homebuilders profit, but citizens pay.  More sediment pollution and paid for with ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: America’s ‘Shush’ Fund

Michael Reagan, the son of one of our nation’s greatest presidents, wrote a wonderful op-ed piece on Sunday that explained why he believes the women who have stepped forward to allege they were once abused by Judge Roy Moore. He wrote that when he, a political consultant, is asked why the women waited 40 years to bring up the charges, “I tell them I didn’t reveal my sexual abuse ... (click for more)