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Heritage is Milligan College’s premier traveling ensemble. They regularly sing for churches, community and civic groups around the country. With more than 30 years of history, Heritage is regularly sought after for their distinct a cappella style and presentation. 

Meet Heritage

Shawn Allen

 

Shawn Allen
Sophomore
Winston Salem, NC
Major:

 

 

Katie Cochran

 

Katie Cochran
Freshman
Johnson City, TN
Major: Music Education

 

 

Maggie Cook

Maggie Cook
Junior
Morristown, TN
Major: Nursing
Minor: Bible

 

 

 

Derek Jeffers

Derek Jeffers
Junior
Greeneville, TN
Major: Music Education

 

 

 

Carson Phillips

Carson Phillips
Sophomore
Jonesborough, TN
Major: Nursing

 

 

 

Mareena Rodriguez

Mareena Rodriguez
Freshman
Miami, FL
Major: Vocal Performance and Biology

 

 

 

Bekah Saylor

Bekah Saylor
Sophomore
Jonesborough, TN
Major: Psychology
Minor: Biology

 

 

 

Dalton Shell

Dalton Shell
Sophomore
Roan Mountain, TN
Major: Political Science
Minor: Legal Studies

 

 

Robert Weber

Robert Weber
Senior
Jonesborough, TN
Major: Biology and VocalPerformance

 

 

 

 

Faculty & Staff

DeLong, NoahCONDUCTOR

Dr. Noah DeLong is a versatile musician who has found success as a conductor, educator, tenor soloist, collaborative pianist, and church musician.  He joined the music faculty of Milligan College in 2011, where he conducts the Concert Choir, an auditioned choir of 36 singers that regularly tours the U.S. and performs with regional orchestras, and Heritage, a select a cappella ensemble.  He also teaches conducting, applied voice, music theory, aural skills, and secondary music methods, and is the faculty sponsor for Milligan’s collegiate NAfME chapter.

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SCHEDULING

Kit Dotson, Director of Church Relations- Milligan College
Kit Dotson has served as the Director of Church Relations at Milligan College since 2016.  As such, he is responsible for scheduling Heritage performances.

If you are interested in scheduling Heritage to sing at your church, please email Kit.

KDotson@milligan.edu

Booking Information

Steps:

  1. Email Kit Dotson at kdotson@milligan.edu to begin the scheduling process.
  2. Once a date is agreed upon and confirmed, you will be emailed a link to an Online Booking Form where you can easily provide us with the information we need.
  3. The Online Booking Form also contains a download section where you can download publicity materials as well as technical and logistical information.

FAQ:

  1. Q:  Is there an honorarium required?  
    A:  While this is not a requirement for a Heritage visit, a love offering or honorarium from the church is much appreciated and helps to offset travel, administrative and student scholarship costs for the group.
  2. Q:  What about Housing?
    A:  When Heritage travels outside the Tri-Cities area, housing is important.  In most cases, housing is accomplished through generous families from the church who are willing to host a couple of students for the evening.  Heritage 2018-2019 consists of five (5) young ladies and four (4) young men that would need to be housed.  Typically, the group will travel to the host church the evening before the date they are scheduled to sing (with a few rare exceptions).  The best procedure for housing is for the host families to meet the students at the church at a designated time that evening and then proceed to the homes.
  3. Q:  What are the sound requirements for Heritage?
    A:  Heritage will bring their own multi-directional microphone.  The church will need to provide one microphone stand and two XLR cables.  Unless other arrangements are made, Heritage will arrive at the church no later than 45 minutes before the first service for which they will sing.  DOWNLOAD the technical needs for your AV technicians.
  4. Q:  Are there other things the church needs to provide?
    A:  Heritage travels with a table-top display and printed materials to provide information about the college to the church and any members of the congregation who may have an interest in Milligan.  A small table and space for the display in a common area are much appreciated.  The students will make themselves available to meet and greet church members during fellowship times between and after services. Any other opportunities for the group to meet with church members or high school students from within the church are appreciated.
  5. Q:  What about food?
    A:  Many churches enjoy providing a meal for the students afterward.  This is by no means necessary or expected.  However, it does provide a nice opportunity for our students to fellowship more personally with some members of the congregation. If you decide to provide a meal, it is much appreciated.  However, if you are not able to do so, it is absolutely no problem.
  6. Q:  How many songs does Heritage sing?
    A:  Heritage will adapt to fit most any situation.  They will do anything from special music to as much as 30-40 minutes of music.  When you receive the link to the Online Booking Form, you will have the opportunity to let us know how many songs you would like and/or how much time you are planning to allot for Heritage.
  7. Q:  Does Heritage do more than sing?
    A:  Heritage serves through musical performance and they spend a great deal of time in preparation for that service.  They are not prepared to lead worship or to preach.  However, if there are opportunities to address high school students, they are prepared to share with them about Milligan.  They will also be available at their Milligan display to greet people and answer as many questions as they are able to answer.

Fall 2018 Public Performance Schedule

Fall Public Performances

August 26: First Christian Church (Abingdon, VA)

September 15-16: West Waynesboro Church of Christ (Waynesboro, VA)

September 23: Oak Grove Christian Church (Elizabethton, TN)

September 30: No Heritage specific event but many of the Heritage members will the singing with the Orchestra & Concert Choir at Gray United Methodist Church-(Gray, TN)

October 7: Lily Dale Church of Christ (Erwin, TN)

October 21: Morning and Evening (see below)

  • Morning:  Indian Springs Christian Church (Kingsport, TN)
  • 6:00 pm at First Baptist Church (Greeneville, TN)

October 28: East Unaka Christian Church (Johnson City, TN)

November 4:  No Heritage specific event but will be singing at a destination (TBA) as a part of a combined ensemble

November 11:  Northstar Baptist Church (Bristol, VA)

November 18:  Colonial Heights Christian Church (Kingsport, TN)

December 1-2: Milligan Christmas Concerts– many different musical ensembles will perform