Percussionists, Choirs Perform at Homecoming
In addition to the parade, football game and various alumni receptions, Alma College’s Homecoming 2011 also will feature performances by the Percussion Ensemble and the Alma College Choirs.
Percussion Ensemble Kicks Off Homecoming Weekend
The high-energy music of the Alma College Percussion Ensemble will help kick off the College’s 2011 homecoming festivities.
The Percussion Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 in the Remick Heritage Center. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors 62 and over, and free for Alma College staff, students, and children under 18. Seating is reserved. Call (989) 463-7304 for ticket information.
Ensemble includes marimbas and steel drums.
“The music is exciting, and the homecoming audience is always great to play for,” says Dave Zerbe, director of bands and the percussion studio at Alma College. “The program will consist mostly of jazz percussion and steel drum music.
“I look forward to watching my students make great music,” says Zerbe. “It will be a great show and the perfect way to start the homecoming weekend.”
Alumni Join Alma Choirs to Sing Some Old Favorites
The Alma College Choirs present their traditional homecoming performance at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15th in the Remick Heritage Center. Admission is free and open to the public. Though tickets are not required for admission, patrons are encouraged to arrive early as a full house is expected.
“The homecoming concert is the first public performance of the year for Alma Choirs, and it is always one of the most fun and informal concerts of the year,” says Will Nichols, director of choirs.
Voices unite in homecoming choir concert.
All three Alma College choirs — the Glee Club, Chorale and Alma Choir — will perform, as well as some special guests. More than 50 Alma College choir alumni are expected to join the choirs on stage to sing some old favorites.
“The atmosphere is quite informal compared to our Festival of Carols in December,” says Nichols. “For the homecoming concert all the singers will be dressed casually in Alma attire, and the audience will have come in fresh from a day of parades, football and picnics.”
Posted: Mon, October 3rd, 2011 at 10:43AM