Lee Symphonic Band To Present Virtual Concert

Monday, November 16, 2020 - by Jamuna Gautam, Lee University
Lee University Symphonic Band in 2019
Lee University Symphonic Band in 2019

The Lee Symphonic Band will present “Concert of Hope,” its virtual fall worship concert, on Friday at 7:30 p.m. on the university’s website.

“We wanted to present this concert just before Thanksgiving in hopes to inspire all those who have persevered through this year and to be thankful that God has given us hope by sustaining us during this tough time,” said Dr. Mark Bailey, director of the ensemble.

The performance will feature “Fantasy on a Spanish Hymn,” commonly known as “Come Christians Join and Sing,” and “Nettleton,” also known as “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing.”

The concert will also include “Your Word” and “Is He Worthy,” featuring the Symphonic Band’s rhythm section and vocal team, and “Victory,” a new orchestral arrangement by Camp Kirkland, one of the premier Church musicians in the nation.

The Lee Symphonic Band comprises 56 musicians divided into wind, percussion, rhythm, and a vocal ensemble. Several of these students are former all-state and/or all-regional band participants in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, and Tennessee. Many of the members have received scholarship awards for academic excellence and for excellence in musical performance. 

Emily Dienken, a senior music education major and Symphonic Band student president, will assist Dr. Bailey in conducting the concert.

Dr. Bailey currently serves in the School of Music as a professor of music. He has advanced training with the nation’s best wind conductors, including Eugene Corporon, North Texas University, and Myron Welch, University of Iowa. Dr. Bailey is a former president of the Christian Instrumentalists and Directors Association and has served as worship arts pastor in leading churches in Ohio and Tennessee.

This event is free, non-ticketed, and will be available for livestream viewing at https://livestream.com/leeu.

For more information, contact the School of Music at 614-8240.

Lee University Symphonic Band rehearsal
Lee University Symphonic Band rehearsal

Cirque Italia, Traveling Italian Water Show, Performs In Dalton

Songbirds Foundation Launches Its First Retro Holiday Benefit Auction

PHOTOS: Corey Smith At The Signal


Cirque Italia, the first traveling Italian water show in the country, will be performing in Dalton Thursday through Sunday. Review for Cirque Italia: This innovative and unique production ... (click for more)

The Songbirds Foundation has an absolute treasure trove of wonderful retro items, donated guitars, and other cool stuff that it will be auctioning off this holiday season to raise money for the ... (click for more)

Corey Smith returned to the Chattanooga Live Music scene Friday night at The Signal. (click for more)



Entertainment

Cirque Italia, Traveling Italian Water Show, Performs In Dalton

Cirque Italia, the first traveling Italian water show in the country, will be performing in Dalton Thursday through Sunday. Review for Cirque Italia: This innovative and unique production is the first of its kind in the United States. The shows feature a magnificent 35,000-gallon water stage to create a magnificent visual not seen anywhere else. As with all of its productions, ... (click for more)

Songbirds Foundation Launches Its First Retro Holiday Benefit Auction

The Songbirds Foundation has an absolute treasure trove of wonderful retro items, donated guitars, and other cool stuff that it will be auctioning off this holiday season to raise money for the Guitars for Kids program. This event features over 100 groovy glorious gems, like a psychedelic fringe leather jacket, great classic vinyl, vintage concert posters and tickets, state-of-the-art ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Heavy Rain And Then Snow Showers In Forecast For Chattanooga As Warm Temps Retreat

Heavy rain and then snow showers are in upcoming weather forecasts for the Chattanooga area as warm temperatures retreat. An approaching storm is expected to bring up to two inches of rain on Sunday night. Then there is a chance of rain and snow on Monday night as the mercury drops to 28 degrees. Here is the upcoming forecast: Sunday A 30 percent chance of showers, ... (click for more)

Tennessee Has 3,052 New COVID Cases, 13 More Deaths; Hamilton County Has 320 New COVID Cases And 1 New Death

The number of coronavirus cases in Tennessee is 366,518 on Sunday with 3,052 new cases. There have been 13 more deaths from the virus, for a total of 4,554, said state Health Department officials. Hamilton County had 320 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday. The new total is 17,826. There was one more death from the virus in the county since Friday, bringing the total to 153. ... (click for more)

Opinion

County Employees Need A Bonus Too

A few weeks ago we learned that Sheriff Jim Hammond was asking for a second raise. Earlier this year Hamilton County employees were notified that "due to COVID-19" there would be no raises for employees of any kind this year. I guess Mr. Hammond didnt get that memo about no raises. Why is it that some employees will be getting a raise and others are not? That doesn't really ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Thanksgiving Lesson

We had a strict rule at our house in my childhood that whenever there was a festive dinner of any type, politics were never allowed to be broached nor discussed, and the only time religion was ever mentioned was during the blessing itself. So, I laughed from a lifetime of experience when I heard on Saturday that one of my dearest friends, suddenly surrounded by flaming lefties who ... (click for more)