SPB wants student openers

Maryville College’s student programming board is known for its tenacious attitude towards getting students involved on campus and providing new opportunities. This year, SPB is hosting four musical groups on campus, and they want students to open for these acts.

This is just another example of Maryville College’s dedication to creating an environment for students to take risks and support each other.

After receiving feedback that the students wanted more music acts on campus, SPB booked four musical acts to perform throughout the year from the Association for Promoting Campus Activities, APCA, conference where they book many of the acts that perform on campus. They decided the musical acts needed openers, and that this was a great opportunity for students on campus.

“We… decided that we have plenty of musical talent on campus, so that’s where we needed to look. But after looking into it, we wanted to open up the talent search to any form of self-expression,” says SPB marketing and communications team leader, Cassady Bassett.

This campus is filled with students who have a diversity of talents, all of which are welcome. Singers, comedians, magicians, hula hoopers, and poets alike are being encouraged to take this opportunity.

“While we are bringing in outside acts to entertain our student body, we decided this was a good opportunity to highlight talent that we have right on our campus,” states SPB faculty advisor and Maryville alum, Doniqua Flack.

Not only would this provide practice for those who want to pursue a career on stage, but it also a great way for students to share their talents with their peers.

The dates for these events are quickly approaching, the first one being Monday, September 17. The other three shows fall on Tuesday, November 13, Wednesday February 13, and Wednesday April 3.

The show on September 17 features the Nashville based folk rock duo Brother Brother who will be performing covers as well as original music. The performance will be at 8p.m. in Isaacs, and will have three student openers.

November 13 will be international act Selkii, February 13 RnB singer David Davis, and April 3 will be acoustic performer Jordan Searcy.

No audition nerves are necessary for this opportunity as there are no auditions needed. In order to learn how to secure a spot, just email Doniqua Flack, [email protected], for more information.

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