Pellissippi Chorus Concert

by Timothy Daly

The final choral concert of the semester will take place at Pellissippi State’s Hardin Valley Campus at 7 p.m. on April 28.

Bill Brewer, the music program coordinator, stated that the concert features the 65-member non-auditioned choir and the 36-member Variations Ensemble of selected students.

Bill Brewer, music program coordinator at PSCC

The choirs will perform classical pieces, music from the Renaissance and songs from the Broadway show Les Miserables.

Pictures of several sites in France will be displayed on a large screen while the Variations Ensemble performs to showcase the spring break trip that students in the auditioned choir were able to attend.  “It will be a great way for those who attend the concert to view the places that our students have visited,” said Brewer.

The concert is a free event and any donations will go towards musical scholarships.

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Festival of Cultures at Hardin Valley Pellissippi Campus

by Timothy Daly

The Festival of Cultures will be held at the Hardin Valley Pellissippi campus on April 15 from 4-9:30 p.m.

Gayle Wood, the director of Access and Diversity, stated that Pellissippi has 300 students from 100 different countries.  More than 20 countries are going to be represented in the festival.  “It is a great way to celebrate the diversity and cultures of our students,” said Wood.  The college center inside the Goins building will have booths set up that display information about the represented nations.

Several different cultural performances will be held in the auditorium starting at 5 p.m.  Performances include Japanese fan dancing, traditional Hungarian dance, African drummers, Carib Sounds Steel Band, and the Pellissippi State Bluegrass Band.

Food will be available at 8 p.m. in the cafeteria.  “We will have over 20 different entrees and eight different desserts available that represent the recipes of various cultures,” said Wood.  A few of the available dishes will be German bratwurst, Caribbean jerked chicken, ravioli, Middle Eastern baklava, gumbo and collard greens.

“We had 400 people attend last year and we expect the same for this year,” stated Wood.  The festival is a free event and open to the public.  Any donations will go to the Multicultural Awareness Club.

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Seventh Annual Pellapalooza

by Brittany Hawk

It is time again for Pellissippi State’s annual Pellapalooza. Pellapalooza is a talent showcase for students of Pellissippi State.

This is the seventh year for the Pellapalooza showcase. It will take place in the courtyard of the Hardin Valley campus on Wednesday, April 20th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There is no limit on the amount of participants. Gwen Miller said in the past there have been up to 15 talents that included singing, dancing, poetry, and even drama.

Pellapalooza is a talent showcase so there will not be judges at the event.


Monday, April 4th, 2011