Bradley County Schools Fine Arts
Bodhran Workshop at Valley View and Michigan Avenue
Andy Kruspe, a Hunstville based bodhran teacher and performer is conducting a bodhran residency with
the Fourth and Fifth grades at Valleyview and Michigan Avenue the week of February 19-22nd. Students
will be exposed to the music and culture of Ireland, as well as correct playing techniques for the bodhran, an Irish frame drum. In addition, each school will have a parent drum night, where students and parents will experience playing the bodhran together. This residency is funded by a grant from the Allied Arts Council of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce.
Jasper Foothills Show Choir Competition
Vocal Motion was thrilled to bring home 1st place in small division, Best Vocals, Best Choreography
and Best Overall Effect trophies
Vocal Motion Albertville Diamond Classic
We celebrate Vocal Motions first competition of 2019. Congratulations to Danielle Calfee winner of the Girl's Solo Competition.
Vocal Motion Christmas 2018
It is thrilling to be a part of such a great team. Vocal Motion went above and beyond this year by
arranging their entire Christmas show. The song selection, arrangements, and choreography all came
from this great group. We are looking forward to the future at BCHS.
Student of the Month
The OMS Fine Arts Department is proud to announce that 8th grader, Gabe Dill, is our Fine Arts Student of the Month. Gabe has been heavily involved in the choir department since his 6 th grade year. He has performed solos at concerts and has been invited to sing in the East Tennessee Vocal Association Honor Choir in 7 th grade and 8 th grade. He has received the most outstanding choir member award every year at OMS as well. Gabe has also been in the musical at OMS every year. He was in Singing in the Rain Jr. and Lion King Jr. This year he was cast as the Baron in this year’s production of Chitty Chitty, Bang Bang Jr. He is also a member of the Sound of Tennessee Barbershop Chorus. In addition to his accolades in the arts, he is also an Honor Roll Student, participated in the Duke Tip Program, a member of the Beta Club, a 4H Honor club member, and a top academic award winner. Gabe embodies excellence in all that he does.