Eastern Statesman

Student newspaper of Eastern Oklahoma State College

Eastern Music carrying on with its Spring Concert plans; April 27 recital date set

By ALI LEDING, Staff Writer

This semester at Eastern Oklahoma State College has been the closest to a normal semester the college has seen since COVID-19 shut everything down in March of 2020. The students are finally getting to participate in the activities that they have signed up for, with masks and distancing caution of course. Sports have started, Ag events, and also music.

The music programs Spring Concert is the big event on campus right now. This will be the first concert that Brian Harris, the new Director of Music will host at Eastern. The students and Harris have been preparing for the concert this entire semester. The concert is in a recital format and so everyone has a solo. There will be four band solos, two vocal solos, and three choir pieces. The feel will be a little different, but Harris is excited about the experience.

“I hope the students have a good experience,” Harris said. “It is always different to be in front of people playing music than it is to just do it in rehearsals.” Harris added that it is also nice to give the community an enjoyable experience as well.

The Spring Concert will begin at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 27 in the Mitchell Hall auditorium. The concert will have a limited capacity because of COVID restrictions, but it is open to the students and the public to come to enjoy and watch.

Harris would also like to mention that anybody who has an interest in music and would like to join the band and the choir next year is welcome in the program. He is moving rehearsal times to later in the evening around 4:30-6 on Mondays and Wednesdays for choir and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-6 for the band to make it easier for others to come. It is open to Eastern students, high school students, the staff, and the community — just anyone who plays an instrument or likes to sing.

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