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BCHS Students Have Photos Selected for Photographic Society of America's Youth Showcase

Congratulations to Noemi Moreno and Miriam Navarrete, juniors at Bradley Central High School, for having their digital photographs selected for inclusion in the Photographic Society of America's (PSA) 2019 Youth Showcase. Photos selected for the Showcase will be displayed at the PSA Conference in Spokane, Washington September 25 - September 28, 2019.





Chattanooga Youth Gallery

Presented by Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, the Chattanooga Youth Gallery is a juried art gallery event open to all Chattanooga and surrounding area high school visual art students. Join us on Friday, April 26th from 6-9 p.m. for an evening of art, entertainment and hors d'oeuvres. The event will be held at Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 East M.L.King Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37403. Tickets are $2.00 for youth and $5.00 for adults. Tickets will be sold at the door.




4 Bradley Central Students Recognized at Youth Photography Showcase

Four Bradley Central High School students were recognized at the 2019 Youth Photography Showcase (YPS) Awards Program sponsored by the Photographic Society of Chattanooga. The Showcase highlights outstanding photographs taken by local public, private and home school students in grades 9-12. The following BCHS students had photographs selected to advance to the next level of judging, for possible inclusion in the Photographic Society of America's (PSA) Youth Photography Showcase (to be held in conjunction with PSA’s 2019 national conference in Spokane, Washington).

Noemi Moreno - Two photographs sent to PSA

Miriam Navarrete - Two photographs sent to PSA

Cassandra Conner - Two photographs sent to PSA

Hailey Johnson - One photograph sent to PSA

The students listed above were recognized at an awards ceremony held at St. John United Methodist Church in Chattanooga, TN on March 14th.



Student Watercolor Auction

The Museum Center at 5ive Points will be holding a Student Watercolor Auction on Thursday, March 28th. The auction will feature the artwork of local public and private school students. There will be a silent auction beginning at 3:00 p.m. followed by a live auction at 6:00. Don't miss your opportunity to view and bid on these artworks. 100% of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to the students' schools and will benefit arts in education.





Bradley H.S. Jazz Ensemble Performs at UTK Jazz Festival

The BCHS Jazz Ensemble did a great job at the 2019 UT Jazz Festival today! These students have been wonderful to work with this year!




Bradley County Schools Receives Tennessee State of The Arts Grant
Bradley County Schools is proud to announce that we have been awarded $124,000 in funding from the State of the Arts Music Grant.  This funding will help purchase curriculum improvements, instrument purchasing, internal professional development, an external professional development mini-grant program available to all music teachers, master classes, and the development of a mobile music technology lab.  We are thrilled to partner with the CMA Foundation and TN Department of Education to make our music programs even more robust and impactful for our students.  We love our music teachers and are excited to support them even more

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.

Student of the Month
Cassie Hicks is the Ocoee Middle School fine arts student of the month for September. Cassie participates in the band and choir programs and has participated in the musical for the past two years. Cassie is a hard worker, a great student, and an asset to the fine arts program!!
Making Music at Hopewell
Students are working on mallet technique in 2nd-5th grades at Hopewell!
WVHS Band Performs for the Chamber of Commerce
The Walker Valley Band was recently asked to perform at the Momentum Capital Campaign Kickoff hosted by the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce. The event was held at the Cleveland Country Club and the band performed outside for all the attendees as they entered the building. The 30 member pep band played a variety of tunes that you can hear at WV football games this season!
BCHS and WVHS Bands Hype Up Teacher In-Service
The BCHS and WVHS Bands combined together to create an All-Star pep band to perform at this year's Bradley County teacher in-service at North Cleveland Church of God. The group performed "Shake Your Tailfeather" and "Sweet Caroline" before an enthusiastic crowd which danced and sung along with the songs. 
Bradley County Fine Arts Teachers Gearing Up for the New School Year
The secondary fine arts teachers in Bradley County got together this morning to collaborate and plan out the exciting events and activities this year. We are excited to be featuring one middle school and one high school student each month for outstanding achievement in the arts. In addition gearing up for March Fine Arts Month (stay tuned!) - but be sure to check out this page as well as our new website for updates throughout the year! Looking forward to a great year in the arts in the County!
Walker Valley High School Band Camp
The WVHS Band recently finished their yearly band camp, at which 270 member band was taught with the help of 22 music educators from the surrounding area. The weather was generous as the students worked on their 2018 production entitled "The Ring." The show is based around phones and features music by Adele, No Doubt, Lady Antebellum, and N'Sync. For more information visit