Monday, October 19, 2009

Tennessee State University Welcomes The United States Army Field Band Nov. 12

The internationally acclaimed United States Army Field Band of Washington, DC, will continue its long history of presenting free public performances when it appears at the Tennessee State University Kean Hall Gymnasium, November 12, 7 p.m.

The Field Band’s concert in Nashville is sponsored by the Tennessee State University Department of Music.                                                    

As the premier touring musical representative for the United States Army, the Field Band travels thousands of miles each year throughout the nation and abroad, keeping the will of the American people behind the members of the armed forces and supporting diplomatic efforts around the world. Since its formation in 1946, the Field Band has appeared in all 50 states and in more than 30 countries on four continents. 

Along with the Soldiers’ Chorus, which was founded in 1957, this 65-member Concert Band presents a powerful and diverse program of marches, overtures, popular music, patriotic selections, and instrumental and vocal solos. A music critic for the Boston Globe called a Field Band performance “a cause to stand up and cheer.”

Past performance highlights include World War II 50th anniversary commemorations in the United States and Europe, Presidential Inaugural Parades, the rededication of the Statue of Liberty, nationally televised broadcasts on Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, and the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Joint concerts with many of the nation’s leading orchestras, including the Boston Pops, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and Cincinnati Pops, have received rave reviews.

The Field Band’s members, selected by highly competitive audition, represent some of the finest musical talent in America. More than five decades as the military’s most traveled musicians have earned them the title, “The Musical Ambassadors of the Army.”

For additional information about the Field Band’s performance in Nashville, please contact the Tennessee State University Department of Music at 615.963.5341.         

Tennessee State University will celebrate 2009 Homecoming, November 1-7

“Recharging the Blue for a Brighter TSU” is this year’s theme. Thomas Gaiter, M.D., a 1979 graduate and chief medical officer at Howard University Hospital and associate dean for Clinical Affairs at Howard University College of Medicine, will serve as homecoming grand marshal. Homer Wheaton, a 1948 graduate and former vice president for the Division of University Relations and Development will be the homecoming honoree. For more information about 2009 Homecoming at TSU, visit


Washington Center Honors TSU

 The Washington Center Honors Tennessee State University 

Ambassador's Lecture

Ambassador's Lecture

Thursday, October 15, 2009

TSU Joins Mission to Fight Breast Cancer

Tennessee State University joined the mission to end breast cancer and shared stories of campus survivors for the Susan G. Komen On The Go mobile experience. The interactive information center featured self-exam instructions, awareness tools, games and food.

Macie Pope-Pryor, a 20-year breast cancer survivor, shared her testimony with participants at the Susan G. Komen On The Go mobile facility at Welton Plaza.

Gulmakai Telwar, Sara Jabeen and Khadijah Rahim were among the TSU students visiting the Susan G. Komen mobile facility.

TSU students Justin Lee and Kristen Brown visited the interactive information center.

TSU students Darnell Towns, Vanna Albright, Domonique Rivers, Danielle Towns and Larissa Bryant volunteered at the event.

President Melvin N. Johnson listens inside the interactive information center.

Dr. Kathleen McEnerney, TSU interim vice president for academic affairs; Dr. Melvin N. Johnson, TSU president; Kathy Parolini, exectuive director of greater Nashville Susan G. Komen for the Cure; Dr. Marcy D. Johnson, founder of TSU Women’s Center; and Dr. Jewell Winn, director of business operations for facilities management, visited the Susan G. Komen On The Go interactive information center. The mobile facility was on the TSU campus Thursday, October 1. TSU is an active participant in the mission to end breast cancer.