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Winter 2011
T
he Robert Stone Remembrance Concert was held on Nov. 13 in memory of Robert
Stone, a Marist student who died while studying abroad last year. The Marist male a
cappella group Time Check hosted the concert. Marist female a cappella group The
Sirens performed as well as groups from other colleges. Proceeds went to purchasing
a memorial bench and the remaining funds went to Invisible Children. The concert
was held on the year anniversary of Stone’s death.
“For those who didn’t know Rob, he was someone who fought for social justice and
social quality, and that is something we can all learn from,” Janice Feng, ‘11, a close
friend of Stone’s, said. “Instead of dwelling on the sadness at this time, let’s focus on
all the happiness that he brought into our lives.”
The event was set up so the audience could experience who Stone was and learn
about his accomplishments. Photographs that Stone took, DVDs, posters of Nelson
Mandela and Bob Marley, a Giants sweatshirt, a ceramic fgure of Africa made by his
sister Megan, a map of places Stone had visited and where he wanted to travel, his
soccer ball and cleats, and other items were all displayed for the audience to see.
After the closing words of Stone’s friends, Time Check once again sang, but sang one
of Stone’s favorites: Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing.”
“I think it was a perfect way to honor Rob. Everyone came together and it felt right to
be with everyone who knew and loved Rob. I can’t think of a better way to spend the
anniversary. It truly celebrated his life,” friend Elora Stack said.
-EMILY BERGER, ‘12 & MONICA SPERANZA, ‘12
In Memoriam:
ROBERT STONE
Winter
concerts
warm local
crowds
Marist Singers, String Orchestra
and Handbell Choir performed at
the Ecumenical Service of Lessons
and Carols concert. Te Christmas
celebration was at the Redeemed
Christian Fellowship Church in
Poughkeepsie on Dec. 4. Marist
Bands, Gospel Choir and Handbell
Choir performed at the Winter
Festival Concerts on Dec. 5 in the
Nelly Goletti Teater.
Proceeds from the winter festival con-
certs went to the Wounded Warriors
Project, which provides transitional
rehabilitation for wounded veterans.
photo courtesy of Marwa Tarek