Chattanooga Selected For U.S. Navy Band Tour

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
America's Navy is coming to Chattanooga, one of five cities in two states to host a performance by the United States Navy Band during a 2017 tour -- one of the signature outreach programs of the U.S. Navy. 
 
The United States Navy Band Brass Quintet performance is scheduled for Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center of the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.  
 
Since 1971, the Navy Band Brass Quintet has performed at ceremonies and events throughout the Washington area, including high visibility performances at the White House, Pentagon, State Department, and Washington Navy Yard.
Notable performances include inaugural events for President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney in 2000 and 2004, the dedication of the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., and remembrance services at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial. Additionally, the group has been featured on NBC's Meet the Press and the Today Show. Committed to educational outreach, the quintet is an active participant in the Navy Band's Music in the Schools program, and has presented masterclasses and clinics nationwide at high schools, universities, and international music conferences. The quintet's repertoire includes over 400 works spanning six centuries, with many compositions arranged by its members. 
 
One of the U.S. Navy Band’s primary responsibilities involves touring the country. All of the band’s primary performing units embark each year on concert tours throughout specified regions of the country, allowing the band to reach out to audiences in areas of the country that do not have opportunities to see the Navy's premier musical ensembles on a regular basis. The concerts are family-friendly events, meant to be entertaining to veterans, families, individuals, and those interested in joining the Navy. 
 
All Navy Band performances are free and open to the public.
 


New Jazz, Inspiration And Talk Radio Station Now On The Air

Tune into WPTPChatt.com (100.1 FM) for the all new jazz, inspiration and talk radio, 24/7. WPTP is an Alton Park Development Corporation Production, a 501 C-3 non-profit organization. The station is located at the Chattanooga Civic Center at Mountainside (formerly the Piney Woods Elementary School), 701 Hooker Road. It is a non-commercial LPFM non-profit radio station whose mission ... (click for more)

Ashlyn Grayce Plays At The National Cornbread Festival Sunday

Ashlyn Grayce will be playing at the National Cornbread Festival in South Pittsburg on Sunday. For more information on the festival click here . Review for Ashlyn Grayce:  Country music singer/songwriter Ashlyn Grayce released her first EP, Somethin’ ‘Bout a Song, which debuted at #4 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Chart and also appeared on the iTunes Bestseller list. ... (click for more)

Man Who Killed 4 At Waffle House Is In Custody

Travis Reinking, 29, the suspect in the shooting at a Waffle House near Nashville on Sunday, has been taken into custody, according to police. Reinking, who killed four people and injured two others at a Waffle House near Nashville on Sunday morning was on the loose Monday morning and had been added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ list. ... (click for more)

Dayton Teen Arrested After Running From Deputies On Highway 60; Passenger Caught With Drugs

Hamilton County Sheriff deputies caught up with a Dayton teen who drove off at a high rate of speed on Highway 60 on Sunday afternoon. A passenger in the vehicle was caught with drugs. At approximately  5 p.m. , deputies observed a white Chrysler 200 traveling south in the 7800 block of Highway 60 at a high rate of speed. The driver was improperly passing other vehicles ... (click for more)

Teachers Have Good Compensation Compared To Other Taxpayers - And Response

Hamilton County experienced a property tax increase of about 10.7 percent in 2017. By law the reappraisal of property shall not increase tax revenue. So after the reappraisal the state certified millage rate for Hamilton County was 2.4976 per hundred dollars assessed value. The county commission voted to raise the millage rate to 2.7652 per hundred. That's about a 10.7 percent increase ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Always Know The Facts

I adore the fact so many of America’s high school and college students are very active in our battle against violence in our schools but bemoan the fact that when you combine youth and ‘lack of experience’ they often are misguided and ill-informed. The best example came on Saturday when a reporter for Campus Reform walked around the Cal State-Santa Barbara campus asking the students ... (click for more)