Special Speakers & Events Videos

Convocation 2021

Convocation took place in Alumni Chapel Wednesday, Aug. 18, kicking off the official start of Baylor's 129th year.

Please Stay

The Baylor Concert Choir and the Verve Dance Troupe perform "Please Stay"


The Middle School Choir performs Alleluia.

Peace, Peace

Baylor Upper School Orchestra, Combined Choirs perform Peace, Peace

Awards Day 2020

We celebrate the accomplishments of Baylor students during our annual Awards Day Ceremony.

Virtual Alma Mater

Members of the Baylor School Concert Choir present Baylor’s alma mater sung virtually.

8th Grade Ceremony

Middle School Head Jenn Lindsay speaks to the Class of 2024 on their resilience, how a sense of humor can go a long way, how compassion and responsibility are alive and well, and how leadership at Baylor comes in many forms. 

From A Distance, Verve Dance

Last Chance Dance is traditionally the final dance concert of the school year.  Our talented Middle and Upper School dancers share a “virtual” experience titled From a Distance.

Recognition Day 2020

Recognition day celebrates Baylor students accomplishments in this virtual recognition day event.

Boarders Pinning Ceremony 2020

We celebrate the accomplishments of our seniors during our Pinning Ceremony marking the end of their journey as a member of our Residential Life Community.

MSNBC News - Baylor School

A segment on MSNBC about our two research scientists and faculty members Dawn Richards and Elizabeth Forrester who are helping with COVID - 19 testing.

Sozo Children’s Choir

The Sozo Children’s Choir travel from Uganda to America bringing the Ugandan singing and dancing with African instruments to a global audience

Scholarship Dinner Keynote

Rusty Hardin ’60, who is widely regarded as one of the finest trial attorneys in the country, delivered the keynote at this years Scholarship Dinner.

Mid-Winter Nights Blast 2020

The annual Midwinter Night's Blast community service fundraiser featuring the faculty and student band, the Nighthawks.

June Scobee Rodgers

June Scobee Rodgers, the widow of Challenger Space Shuttle Commander Richard “Dick” Scobee, has dedicated her time and energy to continuing the crew’s educational mission.

Becca Stevens

Becca Stevens is an author, speaker, priest, social entrepreneur, founder, and president of Thistle Farms, a movement dedicated to supporting women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction.

Ross Szabo

Ross Szabo is a leader of the mental health movement and a popular speaker at independent schools, colleges, and universities. Ross is the Wellness Director at Geffen Academy at UCLA.

MLK Day Celebration Panel Discussion

A panel discussion and firsthand accounts of Baylor's integration of the student body featuring Monty Bruell '79, Ned Murray '79; Eddie Hart '80, and Rick Montague, who was the associate director of admissions at the time.


Monty Bruell ’79

Baylor’s first African-American alum, Monty Bruell ’79, spoke to students in Chapel as part of our annual MLK Day program.

Lindsay Manning '04

Lindsay spoke in Chapel about the experience which led to the publishing of her first book "Enough: How I Forgave the Drunk Driver Who Nearly Killed my Baby and Me".


Rev. Brian Lee Cole

The Rt. Rev. Brian Lee Cole was ordained and consecrated fifth bishop of the Diocese of East Tennessee on December 2, 2017.


John Harrison ’84

Director of Institutional Advancement, John Harrison ’84, had a surprise for seniors. Harrison announced that a $19,500 gift by an anonymous donor had been given to the school, but with a twist.

Rob Robinson

Baylor Alum Rob Robinson is the Senior Associate Athletics Director at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Rabbi Craig Lewis

Rabbi Lewis is excited to be living in Chattanooga and to serve the historic Mizpah Congregation. He spoke in Chapel about the importance of gratitude.

Jessie Funk

Jessie Funk has been teaching and mentoring students for over a decade. She holds a leadership certification from Notre Dame University and a degree in Psychology

Chencho Alas

President and Executive Director, Foundation for Sustainability and Peacemaking in Mesoameric.

Jay Baumgardner

Exec Director of Community Relations and Business Development at Blood Assurance  speaks in Chapel.

Anderson & Roe Piano Duo

Known for their performances, original compositions, and notorious music videos, Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe are revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century.

Tyson Clabo

Former NFL tackle for the Atlanta Falcons and Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame inductee, Tyson shared stories from his long professional playing career.

David Eaton

David is the President of Axis which he cofounded in 2007. His Chapel talk focused on the effects of technology and mobile devices related to what makes people happy.

Motivational Speaker Tara Brown

Tara believes strongly that kids are committed to people – not programs – and that a key to reaching youth is through the power of positive connections.

Convocation 2019-20

Baylor’s Headmaster Scott Wilson ’75 presided over the school’s convocation ceremony. 

Rikki Poynter

Rikki Poynter is a lifestyle vlogger with a focus on Deaf awareness and accessibility.


David Paschall

CUSHMAN LECTURE SERIES features an award-winning sports writer for the Times Free Press. 

Kristen Graves

Kristen Graves is a singer, songwriter, and humanitarian from Fairfield, Connecticut.

MLK Day Chapel

Baylor faculty member Tawambi Settles' keynote address kicked off the 25th annual MLK “Day On” activities, Jan. 21.

Concert Choir

Vic Oakes directs Baylor’s award-winning concert choir perform some selections from their holiday concert chapel.

Baylor Band

The Baylor Band performs in chapel under the direction of conductor Tom Schow

Charlie Lovett

The author speaks to Baylor students about his experiences with story-telling and writing novels.

Richard Simmons III

Richard Simmons is the Executive Director of The Center for Executive Leadership. He is a frequent public speaker and published author.

Dr. Dan Kennedy

Baylor's Cartter Lupton Distinguished Professor of Mathematics talks about seeing the forest through the trees.

Katie Kilpatrick

The Chaplain at Woodward Academy and champion triathlete speaks in chapel about the practice of mindfulness and gratitude. 

David Russel Tullock

Tullock is the executive publisher at Parson' Porch Book Company, an innovative publishing company which also assists people in need.


Voices of Lee

The Voices of Lee is a 15 member a cappella ensemble from Lee University in Cleveland, TN. 

Steve Byrum

Steve Byrum has successfully pioneered many applications of the Hartman Value Profile in various settings. 

Kelsey Tainsh

An entrepreneur and philanthropist, Kelsey Tainsh offers a unique message on gratitude and perspective.

Jesse LeBeau

One of today's most popular speakers, LeBeau is known as “The Celebrity Teen Coach.”

Opening Chapel

Baylor’s Headmaster Scott Wilson ’75 addresses the student body during the first chapel of 2018-19 school year.

Convocation 2018-19

Baylor’s Assistant Headmaster Shaw Wilson ’84 presided over the school’s convocation ceremony.

Rashad Johnson

Johnson played college football at Alabama where he was team captain for two seasons and was drafted in the third round of the 2009 NFL draft.

Recognition Day 2018

Students and faculty are honored for their outstanding contributions during our annual recognition day presentation.

Grandparents Day 2018

Baylor grandparents enjoyed a day of visiting classes and listening to a performance of the Baylor Orchestra directed by Tom Schow.

Will Reeve

A son of Christopher Reeve, Will heads the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, which benefits those affected by spinal cord injuries. 

Midwinter Night's Blast

The annual Midwinter Night's Blast community service fundraiser featuring the faculty and student band, the Nighthawks.

Beth-Sarah Wright

Dr. Wright tackles issues of faith and depression, the stigmas of mental illness, and how telling your story plays a role in healing.

Chris Watkins

Baylor english teacher Chris Watkins speaks about religious ecstasy, the emptying of self to experience blissful non-duality or oneness with God.

Scott Bowan

A conversation about the role of devices and technology presented by the Senior Pastor at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church.

Casey Gerald, Speaker Series

Gerald challenges existing notions of entrepreneurship, unleashing the power of every individual to make a difference.

O.J. Morgan

O.J. Morgan, Head of the Bright School and former Baylor teacher and administrator speaks to students in chapel.

Brad Whitaker and Chris Sands

Brad Whitaker, Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Chris Sands, Youth Minister at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church speak in Chapel.

Gil Greggs

Gil Greggs is Director of Academic Symposia at the St. David’s School and a member of the Institute of Public Trust. He recalls a series of moments in which he can to appreciate the power of literature and the arts. 

Veterans Day Panel

Baylor senior Teddy Lepcio organized a Veteran's Day panel that included four WWII and Cold War Veterans Ralph Painter, Don Gravink, Al Smith and Terry Johnson at Upper School Assembly.

Alison Wright

Alison Wright, an acclaimed New York-based documentary photographer and adventurer, travels to all regions of the globe photographing indigenous cultures and people while covering issues concerning the human condition.

Erik Ainge

Erik Ainge, former quarterback for the University of Tennessee and the New York Jets, shares his story of addiction, redemption and recovery.

Dr. Lori Hart 

Dr. Lori Hart is a speaker, trainer, and advocate for student leaders. She has recognized as both “Female Performer of the Year” and “Speaker of the Year.”

Inge Auerbacher

Inge Auerbacher is a survivor of the Holocaust and has published many books about her experiences in the Second World War.

Heath Eslinger

Heath Eslinger, a former Southern Conference Wrestler of the Year and UTC alum, is currently the head coach of the UTC Mocs’ wrestling program.

New Academic Building Groundbreaking

Our new academic center will lead to dramatic new ways of thinking and learning. The groundbreaking ceremony took place on the site on September 20, 2017.

Dr. Herbert B. Barks ’51

Former headmaster Dr. Herbert B. Barks ’51 speaks to students in Chapel about the importance of embracing your gifts in what you do.

Andrew Maraniss

The New York Times bestselling book Strong Inside is the story of Perry Wallace, who in 1966 enrolled at Vanderbilt University and became the first African-American basketball player in the Southeastern Conference.

Opening of School Chapel

Baylor’s Headmaster Scott Wilson ’75 addresses the student body during the first opening of school chapel.

The Total Eclipse Preview

Science Instructor Jesse Young discusses some of the science and mythology related to August 21st total solar eclipse.  

Convocation 2017-18

Baylor’s Headmaster Scott Wilson ’'75 presided over the school’s 124th convocation ceremony. The keynote was delivered by Baylor’s renowned faculty member, Floyd Celapino.

Awards Day 2017

Baylor held the annual Awards Day ceremonies on May 22 in Alumni Chapel. Award winners, selected by the faculty and the students, are honored at the event.

Middle School Graduation 2017

Congratulations to our eighth grade graduating class of 2021, who celebrated this important milestone during commencement exercises on May 31.

Graduation, Class of 2017

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2017, who celebrated this important milestone during commencement exercises on June 2.