• February 23, 2016 - Conn Center - 7:30 PM

    Tickets are complimentary but required,
    For more information call 423-614-8343
    The Box Office is open weekdays
    from 3:00-6:00 PM, February 18-23
     

    Lee University will host a gala to honor the legacy of Brian Gallaher, a well-known music educator in the Cleveland community. The gala has been reschedule for Feb. 23, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the Conn Center.

    Ocoee Middle School Band
    Ocoee Middle School Band
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    Gallaher, a Lee alum who passed away in summer 2015, devoted his life to mentoring young people through music education at Ocoee Middle School. In order to commemorate his work, the Lee School of Music hopes to raise funds for an endowed scholarship through the gala.

    “With God’s help, we are cementing Brian’s legacy in the Cleveland community with an endowed scholarship at Lee,” said Dr. Nathan Warner, assistant professor of music. “The scholarship will seek out people with Brian’s heart and charisma whose mission it is to empower young people through music.”
    Walker Valley High School Band
    Walker Valley High School Band
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    The event will feature the Ocoee Middle School Band, Walker Valley High School Band, Lee University Symphonic Band, Lee University Jazz Ensemble and Lee University Faculty Brass Choir.

    After earning his undergraduate degree from Lee, Gallaher served as a teacher at Ocoee Middle School for 14 years. He was first the assistant band director before being promoted to the top band position. According to Dr. William Green, dean of the School of Music, Gallaher enjoyed teaching middle school students and was fully invested in their growth and success.

    Gallaher also maintained a partnership with Alan Hunt, the director of bands at Walker Valley High School, and was involved with Walker Valley’s marching band program.

    Symphonic Band
    Lee Symphonic Band
    *Click on image to enlarge.
    Donations to the Brian Gallaher Memorial Scholarship can be made at any time by visiting www.leeuniversity.edu/donations or by cash or check. Checks must be made payable to Lee University. If sending a check, please designate the funds to the Brian Gallaher Scholarship Fund in the memo line. If you are mailing a check to Lee University, please send it to the Office of Central Gifts, P.O. Box 3450, Cleveland, TN 37320-3450.
    Tickets for the gala are free, but required. The January tickets will be honored in February. Remaining tickets will be available in the Dixon Center box office beginning February 18, which is open weekdays from 3-6 p.m. and can be reached at 423-614-8343.
    Faculty Brass
    Lee Faculty Brass Choir
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    VIP tickets are available for those interested in making a donation of $500 or more toward the Brian Gallaher scholarship. The VIP package includes a pre-concert reception, reserved parking, and reserved seating for the evening’s concert. Contact Kristi Vanoy for more information at (423) 614-8243 or to purchase a VIP ticket.