For First-Years Navigating the Music Waters
Aug25

For First-Years Navigating the Music Waters

By Alex Pearson, Staff Writer Welcome First-years! We are so happy to have you here and wish you the best of luck as you navigate your first year. As you will learn, there are so many activities and clubs to get involved with on campus. If you are looking to get involved in choir, here are some things you need to know, along with some tips. Choir auditions are August 24 from 1-4 p.m., August 25 from 3:30-5:30 (along with the choral...

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Sunderman Strings Win Heart of Rabbit, Set to Open for Sammy Adams
Apr01

Sunderman Strings Win Heart of Rabbit, Set to Open for Sammy Adams

By Alex Pearson, Staff Writer “Step right on up, folks. Come on up to the podium,” came the voice of the announcer. The crowd of participants and spectators shuffled forward. Earlier last week was a surprise announcement by the Music Department that student groups could have an opportunity to open for Sammy Adams at Spring Fest if they could successfully complete a secret task.  The crowd was full of talented students, all of whom...

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Review: Pops Wind Symphony Concert Was A Blast from the Past
Feb20

Review: Pops Wind Symphony Concert Was A Blast from the Past

By Alex Pearson, Staff Writer Blasts from the past filled the stage as the Wind Symphony entered. The performers were wearing shirts from various bands and time periods. The lighting and the costumes brought back memories of high ponytails, poodle skirts, and discos. Dr. Russell McCutcheon started the show with a fun announcement and then we were off to the races! ‘Now and Today (Radioactive)’ started the show. The song had great...

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Review: Jazz Ensemble and Carmen Bradford Celebrate Ella Fitzgerald in Concert
Nov09

Review: Jazz Ensemble and Carmen Bradford Celebrate Ella Fitzgerald in Concert

By Alex Pearson, Staff Writer Last Friday night, the Gettysburg College Jazz Ensemble joined Camerata and soloist Carmen Bradford to celebrate the life and legacy of Ella Fitzgerald … and it was sensational! Carmen Bradford and the Jazz Ensemble really know how to groove. The Jazz Ensemble started the show with “Opener 2.” They had beautiful dynamics and really started off the show with a bang. The soloists, Jenna...

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Review: “Pershing’s Own” Brings Down the House at the Majestic
Oct25

Review: “Pershing’s Own” Brings Down the House at the Majestic

By Alex Pearson, Staff Writer The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” put on a phenomenal show on Friday at the Majestic Theater. After some members came early to conduct a clinic with the Gettysburg College Wind Symphony, a large audience of students, faculty, and community members nearly filled up the Majestic for the evening concert. The event began with the “Commando March,” which was both riveting and...

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