Tipton Memorial Scholarship Fund concert set for April 15 at UVa-Wise

The fifth annual David Tipton Memorial Scholarship Fund Concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15 in The Gilliam Center for the Arts on the campus of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise.

The concert will feature the UVa-Wise Jazz Ensemble and Just Jazz, a jazz combo featuring former Powell Valley Band Director Noel Collins and former Appalachia Band Director Bob Ballengee.

The scholarship was established in honor of David Tipton, who served as a band director in the U.S. Army and as band director at Pennington Gap High, Thomas Walker High, Powell Valley High and J. I. Burton High.

Admission is free and donations will be accepted at the door or can be mailed to: David Tipton Scholarship Fund, Powell Valley National Bank, 228 E. Fifth St., Big Stone Gap, Va. 24219.