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Fall 2012
Singers raised $2,000 at Love in the
Afternoon this year. In the past, the
club donated the money to The
Hudson Valley Psychiatric Center,
but the center closed. This year, the
performance was a fundraiser for the
club itself. Singers also performed,
as did band, at Open House, April
14-15, and the spring concerts at the
Bardavon Opera House in downtown
Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on April 21-22.
There were many small ensemble
performances during the spring 2012
semester. At Bull and Buddha on Feb.
24, the a cappella groups Time Check
and Sirens performed at a benefit for
the Grace Smith House. On April 23
the women’s a cappella group Sirens
performed at an admissions council
event at the Marist boathouse. A night
of a cappella, “A Cappocalypse,” was
the annual end of the year a cappella
performance on May 4. On June 5, the
Chamber Singers performed Mozart’s
“Requiem” at Lincoln Center.
On Jan. 31, Kappa Kappa Psi, the
band fraternity, performed as the
pep band at the “Coaches vs. Cancer”
benefit basketball game at FDR high
school. The chapter attended the
Northern Precinct Meeting of the
Northeast District at the University
of Massachusetts on Feb. 17-19 for
workshops and bonding with the
UMass chapter. On March 22-25 both
KKY and the band sorority, Tau Beta
Sigma, attended the Northeast District
Convention where Marist’s KKY chapter
was named the top chapter in the dis-
trict (Virginia north to Maine), making
them part of the top six in the country.
The consensus in the music depart-
ment is that the percussion small
ensemble concert on May 1 was the
most “incredible concert” of the small
ensembles this year. The group closed
with “Baba O’Riley” by The Who, which
was arranged by former band president
Robert McCarthy ’12.
compiled by Monica Speranza, ‘12,
photos courtesy of Michelle Harrup, ‘12