Letter, UAB Gospel Choir to Virginia Tech, Birmingham, Al., Undated (Ms2008-020)

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Department of Music

Remembering V-Tech!
From the UAB Gospel Choir

When 32 students lost their lives on April 16, 2007 during a tragic shooting incident on
the campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg,
Virginia, institutions of higher learning shared in the grief with friends, families, faculty
and students. The shock and horror of this event included the University of Alabama at
Birmingham (UAB) Gospel Choir, who immediately sent signed cards and condolences
to Virginia Tech. It moved Kevin Turner, director of the UAB Gospel Choir, to compose
and dedicate a song to everyone that was affected by this awful occurrence, as well as
similar incidences that has happened on other college campuses that will be remembered
for many generations to come as well.

UAB Football Quarterback Sam Hunt sings lead vocal on the enclosed song entitled,
"Nothing Goes Unnoticed," He agreed to sing lead vocal to demonstrate the school spirit
that reaches from the campus of UAB to campus (and hearts) of Virginia Tech.

More than 125 voices took to the stage to record this song, and a capacity crowd of
1200+ people filled the Jemison Concert Hall at the Alys Stephens Performing Arts
Center on the campus of UAB. On the evening of this recording, UAB Blazers exchanged
their green and gold school colors for maroon and orange and the crowd waved maroon
and orange glow sticks, while 32 candles glowed on center stage in honor of the fallen

This composition is sent to the families of the 32 victims, to the Virginia Tech Office of
Recovery and Support and to the president of the university with as much love and
concern as we can include in this song and in this letter.

Just as it states on the V-Tech web site, "We Remember," we also send our sincerest
condolences on this one-year anniversary.

Virginia Tech - We remember with you.

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