Feeding the Hungry with a Percussive Beat

Nov 14, 2012

Beat Hunger is an annual concert of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Music Depart featuring the Percussion Ensemble that raises money and collects food for the Chattanooga Community Kitchen.

In addition to meeting course requirements for senior recitals, the concert provides an opportunity to showcase the Percussion Ensemble with a concert consisting solely of percussion instruments.  UTC Professor Monte Coulter has led students in the Beat Hunger events for more than a decade, although Coulter admits he has not kept up with how many times they have held this concert. 

Admission to Beat Hunger is a minimum of 2 non-perishable food items or a check written to the Community Kitchen for at least $2.  There will be two performances of Beat Hunger in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Center at UTC.  Beat Hunger will be Sunday November 18 and Monday November 19, each concert begins at 7:30.

Special guests Funkabuckets will be performing prior to the Beat Hunger Concert.  Funkabuckets is a local group that can be found performing intricate percussion on buckets turned upside down.