This November 20 is the 21st Annual Beat Hunger concert at UTC. The concerts were the idea of Dr. Monte Coulter, director of the UTC Percussion Ensemble, which has produced the concert since their inception. The percussion concert, which is also a benefit for the Chattanooga Community Kitchen, donates check donations and non-perishable food items directly to the Community Kitchen, right at the start of the traditional Christmas giving season in our beautiful city. For more than two decades, this concert has a been a tradition in downtown Chattanooga, attended by UTC students and faculty, as well as a number of non-campus Chattanooga residents.
This year the concert, in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall at UTC, will be at 7:30 on Monday, November 20. Chattanooga’s own Bucket Band, “Funkabuckets” will perform before the downbeat in the lobby leading into the concert hall, to entertain the crowds as they gather. The program will include standard works from the percussion literature, and some more recent transcriptions borrowed from other areas. Program pieces will be from 6 centuries of music, and include all manner of unusual instruments, as well as the usual snare drums, timpani, mallet instruments, and cymbals. All performers will be UTC percussion students, and students of Dr. Coulter.
Admission is a 2-dollar check donation to the Community Kitchen, or 2 non-perishable food items.