BandBlast on Horizon

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SFU’s annual BandBlast will be held on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 2:30 pm in JFK Auditorium.

The concert is free to attend, but donations will be accepted.  All proceeds from the concert go to helping purchase musical instruments for inner-city children wanting to join their school band programs.

“I am thrilled to have the sisters of Gamma Sigma Sigma working with us to raise money and collect instruments for inner-city kids in Philadelphia,” said SFU band director Daniel Atwood.

“This is a great way for our students to provide musical opportunities to students in need.”

The SFU Marching Band has been in existence for four years, starting in the fall of 2012. This is its third BandBlast performance.

“Every year has been so much fun and a huge success,” said Tyler Skipper, a sophomore trumpet player.

“It’s also a great opportunity to show how important music is in schools. For example, it provides inner-city youth with an enjoyable, beneficial activity in a safe environment.”

Atwood said that the performance will feature many different musical styles from the stage and screen.

“In this setting, they (the band members) are able to stand still and focus solely on the music, so I anticipate some very powerful and emotional moments in this show.”

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