The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The UTC Percussion Ensemble


Give thanks and Beat Hunger

Get into the spirit of the holidays by attending “Beat Hunger”—an amazing annual event that includes a variety of music written to feature percussion instruments, and expertly performed by the UTC Percussion Ensemble. This concert benefits the Chattanooga Community Kitchen on Monday, November 22, 7:30 p.m. in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall, UTC Fine Arts Center at the corner of Vine and Palmetto.

Dr. Monte Coulter, director, asks that you donate two non-perishable food items or a $2.00 check to the Chattanooga Community Kitchen. No cash donations may be accepted on campus.

Special guest conductor will be Maestro Jooyong Ahn, director of orchestras, new to the University this semester. He has performed with major orchestras around the world at many notable music venues, including New York’s Carnegie and Avery Fischer Halls and Philadelphia’s Academy Hall.

To better get into the spirit of “Beat Hunger,” Coulter has put new lyrics to Roy Orbison's classic, “Pretty Woman.” He calls it “Feeding People.” Go ahead, sing it in your head or aloud:

(verse 1)
Feeding people-All it takes is you,
Feeding people-It's what we're going to do
Feeding people...
You get so hungry, out on the street,
And it's that hunger we'll defeat.
("whump-a whump-a whump-a")

(verse 2)
Feeding people-gather all your crumbs
Feeding people-to the sound of drums
Feeding people…
They'll play it clean and they'll play it right
They sound like thunder in the night

Hungry people cannot stand,
Think or work or use their hands
Bring your boxes, bags and cans to meeeee…
Hungry ones in this old town
With no warm place to lie down
Searching hard for one more ca---lorieeeee…

'Cause they need you, come to the Hayes
How many dinners can we all raaa-aa-ise!!!
("whump - whump-a whump-a")