Tipton Memorial Scholarship Fund concert set for April 20 at UVa-Wise
The sixth annual David Tipton Memorial Scholarship Fund Concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 20 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 the New Virginians.
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.
In a related matter,
Ryan Blevins, a freshman from Chilhowie, is the recipient of this year’s David
R. Tipton Memorial Music Scholarship, which supports students pursuing careers
as music teachers.
The scholarship was established in honor of Tipton, who served as a band director in the U.S. Army and as band director at Pennington Gap High School, Thomas Walker High School, Powell Valley High School and John I. Burton High School.