Musical Performances Come to Grousbeck

Lindsey M. Foster

Lindsey M. Foster, Editor

Lights and music filled the lobby of Grousbeck on Oct. 5 with musical performances were brought to students within performing arts programs.

There were also refreshments of cookies, brownies, apple cider, and hot chocolate.

The lobby was filled with an audience that took up all of the seats.

“We had a lot more people than expected, but it made the whole thing more enjoyable!” said Layla Freeman, sophomore.

This was created to promote the programs of performing arts that are at Ferrum. These programs included students in Concert Choir, Orchestra Appalachia, Theater, and students with music in their degree.

“Not only did it give us music students a spotlight for the school, but it was also a way to recruit and show people what we do,” said Ashley Patrick, junior.

The show kicked off with a performance by the Ferrum College Choir.

“The thing that made it a success was the amount of teamwork that went into it because all of the music majors and minors chipped in and volunteered to take on tasks,” said Marina Powell, sophomore.

There was also a solo performance from a student in the Theater Department.

“Being able to sing and represent us (the theater department) was an honor and scary but I did it and I’m so thankful for all of the support I have,” said Sarah Laliberte, senior.

The music department hopes to have more of these events in the future.

“We will try to do this again maybe early November,” said Jennifer Ayers-Barnard, Assistant Professor of Music.