The Performing Arts League is participating in #GivingTuesday 2018. On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. Local Chattanooga nonprofits and the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to harness the power of #GivingTuesday locally with CHAgives, Chattanooga's own city-wide #GivingTuesday campaign! Please checkout our fundraiser at https://www.facebook.com/donate/1195965043894486/
At our October meeting, we had the pleasure of hearing a musical program by Anne Marie Ford who performed on cello and talked about her love of music and the cello, as well as her summer music camp experience, partially funded by the Performing Arts League. We also welcomed two new members; Becky Pope and Allyson Ford. If you have an interest in what we do, find out more at www.palchattanooga.org
Sunday Showcase 2018 is now a memory, and what a memory it is! The performance were absolutely fabulous, and the audience was very enthusiastic. Performing Arts League is grateful to our partner, Steve Ray and the UTC Department of Performing Arts, and to our sponsors First National Community Bank, Robert and Linda Thompson, and Jacqueline Marschak, for their support and for sharing our mission “To promote youth involvement in the performing arts.” Photos from our Sunday Showcase which featured performances by Barger Academy of Fine Arts Movement Makers; Chattanooga Ballet; Chattanooga Boys Choir; Chattanooga Christian Academy (CCA) Choo Choo Kids; Chattanooga Girls Choir; Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Youth Orchestras; Chattanooga Theatre Centre Youth Theatre, Christian Family Theater, Colette Smith, and Civic Ballet of Chattanooga.
One of the grants we were able to award this year is $5000 to the Hamilton County Dept. of Education to purchase band instruments for Lookout Valley Middle/High School. Pictured L to R – Mary-Bacon Williams, Ventures Committee; Linda Thompson, PAL President; Shannon Stephens, Lookout Valley Middle High School Band Director, and Kadijah Tinker, LVHS Band Drum Major. She plays flute, piccolo, tenor sax and baritone sax!
Left to right: Carolyn Schreeder, Lisa Glisson, Joyce Godsey, Jean Rader, Jenni Smith
New members present, but not pictured: Dolores Wolfe, Rhonda Catanzaro
if you are interested in promoting youth involvement in the performing arts, come join us at https://www.palchattanooga.org/join-us.html