The Tyner Pride Band has a new director, this year, and he could not be happier to be in the Scenic City.
Fleming J. Ivory is a 20-year veteran of leading band programs, he has run arts programs in Europe and Jamaica, and says the place is so beautiful, he would love to retire in Chattanooga.
Add to that, the great position his students were in when he arrived this year. Former Director Elias Smith was promoted to principal at Howard Middle School.
The Tyner Pride had already been through band camp when Ivory got to town and he calls it the best program he has ever joined.
The band which includes some 8th graders with lots of fresh energy, and flag and dance teams Sophisticated Silk, and the Tyner marching Pearls, is doing an old school show, this year.
If you grew up listening to 80's R&B, you will absolutely sing along. Look for tunes by Michael Jackson and Bobby Brown, just for starters.
With two big projects on the agenda, the band is holding all kinds of fund raisers including candy sales.
They are working to get to Mardi Gras in February and, even sooner on the calendar, Mr. Ivory hopes to host a marching festival called the Scenic City Classic at Tyner for hi-step and corps-style bands from around the area in November.
Stay tuned! If you would like to help fund some of these endeavors, contact him at the Tyner band Room.
The students are fired up and ready to play for you, so enjoy The Tyner Pride Band, your Friday Night Football Band of the Week!