Archive for March, 2010

29
Mar
10

Upcoming percussion festival features percussion great, WSU ensemble

Photo courtesy of WSU Percussion Ensemble site

The Northwest Percussion Festival starts this Friday, April 2.  The festival will consist of performances by the Central Washington University Percussion Ensemble and the WSU Percussion Ensemble, and will also feature Dame Evelyn Glennie, the first musician to make a successful career as a solo percussionist.  For information on Glennie’s current work, click here.

The first performance of the festival will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Kimbrough Concert Hall on Friday, followed by a showing of the documentary Touch the Sound: A Sound Journey with Evelyn Glennie and a question and answer period with Glennie.  At 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 3, Glennie will host a master class during which students will be able to perform for Glennie and receive constructive feedback.  The final concert will feature Glennie accompanied by the WSU Percussion Ensemble, at 7:30 p.m. in the Bryan Hall Theatre.

The WSU Percussion Ensemble will have a preview performance earlier in the week, on Tuesday, March 30, at 8:00 p.m. in the Kimbrough Concert Hall.  The event will feature a small portion of the songs that will be performed at Saturday’s gala concert, as well as a performance by the WSU Spring Drumline.

All events are free and open to the public, but there will be assigned seating for the final concert of the festival.  Tickets for the gala concert will be available starting at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.  For the full program schedule, visit the WSU Percussion Ensemble event page.

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27
Mar
10

SEB Battle of the Bands

Photo courtesy of SEB Web site

Head over to the CUB on Sunday, March 28, to check out the annual Student Entertainment Board Battle of the Bands competition, featuring local musicians and a panel of judges made up of members of the community.

The contest will feature eight different local bands: Greenlight Go, Good Company, Shy for Shy, The Budwiggers, Daniel Botkin Band, Small Town Nation, Genevieve, and Diverse Dialects. The judges for the event will rate each group based on various criteria, but the audience members will also help decide which band wins.  The winning band will be awarded $500 and the opportunity to play at Springfest on April 24.  With the help of event sponsors, there will also be a few giveaways for audience members throughout the event.

The SEB Battle of the Bands starts at 7:00 p.m. in the CUB Senior Ballroom, and is free and open to all members of the community.  For more information on the event itself or for links to the various band pages, check out the Facebook event page or the print ads around campus.

24
Mar
10

Springfest Tickets on Sale Now

The Student Entertainment Board at Washington State University will be selling tickets for their annual Springfest tickets starting today at 8am in the Cougar Card Center.  Tickets are $5 for WSU students and $20 for public.  There are 800 floor tickets available.  Ticket holders will be able to see bands Red Eye Empire, Bones, The Maine and headliner Ying Yang Twins at Beasley Coliseum starting at 6pm on April 24.  Free activities including inflatables, food, acoustic performances, student organization booths, a gaming RV, kids area, beer garden will start at noon in the VetMed parking lot.

For more information, check out SEB’s Springfest Facebook Page.

24
Mar
10

Red Eye Empire drops groovy local beats

The Vancouver-based, five-man band Red Eye Empire wrapped up their winter tour with bluesy group G. Love and Special Sauce at the Knitting Factory in Boise, and is on their way to Washington State University for a performance at Springfest on April 24.

This rock-reggae band relaxes a room with smooth reggae beats and gets the crowd singing with remakes of Led Zeppelin hits and fast guitar rifts.  Seemingly simple at first, lead guitarist Andre Arsenault has some surprising instrumental talent.  Eric Stephenson’s upright bass has both musical and aesthetic appeal, especially during his solos in the white spotlight.  The band is all smiles both on and off stage.

Check out Red Eye Empire’s Website here.

23
Mar
10

Watch ‘The Thing’ on the Big Screen

Article by Oliver Ryder from The Daily Evergreen

From March 26 to 28, “The Thing” makes its way to the CUB Auditorium as part of a Student Entertainment Board film event.

22
Mar
10

Opera Slideshow

Check out what WSU’s Opera Workshop is up to!

http://rebekaholden.webng.com/Opera Workshop Soundslides/Opera Workshop Soundslide Final/

By Alex Schwappach and Rebekah Olden

22
Mar
10

Multimedia: Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Check out multimedia from the festival here.




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