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Winter 2011
Marist College Pep Band
kicked of its marching sea-
son with a Stevie Wonder
feld show. Marist Pep Band
performed in exhibition at
Kingston High School on
Oct. 17. Marist Pep Band
started the basketball
season at an away game at
Villanova University
on Nov. 16.
On Oct. 30,
the Marist
College Singers
event Night
on Broadway
raised $3,500
for Broadway
Fights AIDS, a
Broadway based
organization that
has raised over
$195 million to
help people with
AIDS. According
to Michael
Napolitano, music
department opera-
tions manager, that
amount is twice
what they donated
last year.
Night on
The Marist Music Department has
several events planned for the spring
2011 semester. Marist Singers will be
hosting Love in the Afternoon on Feb.
13. The Pep Band will be joining the
basketball teams in Bridgeport, Ct., for
the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
tournaments March 3-7. Large en-
sembles will perform at the Bardavon
Opera House in Poughkeepsie on April
16 and 17.
Marist College music students helped
out to support music at Holy Trinity
School in Poughkeepsie. In November,
the college’s a cappella groups Time
Check and Sirens and the Marist
Handbell Choir performed a beneft
concert in the Nelly Goletti Theatre.
This beneft concert is part of a larger
fundraising efort. The campaign aims
to raise $1,500 to purchase a set of
handbells and African drums for Holy
Music Department small ensembles
performed Wednesday, Dec. 8, in the
Nelly Goletti Theater. The instrumen-
tal skills class, fute choir, woodwind
ensemble, guitar ensemble, percussion
ensemble, brass ensemble, women’s
select, jazz ensemble and brass quin-
tet all performed. In the middle of a
fute duet, a fre alarm went of in the
Student Center. Performers and the
audience left the theater and picked
up where they left of when they were
allowed back in.
This year the music department
celebrates its 25th anniversary. Tau Beta
Sigma and Kappa Kappa Psi, the co-ed
music sorority and fraternity, celebrate
their 10-year anniversary. TBS cel-
ebrates on April 21 and KKPsi celebrates
on May 6.
-compiled by Monica Speranza, ‘12,
& Michelle Harrup, ‘12
photo courtesy of Department of Athletics