Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ballroom Dancing Competition at Peru State College

Strictly Ballroom Dancing at Peru State College 

As this video from some of the dances in the competition Sunday night--December 12, in the cafeteria--from Swing to Waltz underscores, the dancing couples put on an energetic show and engaged the vocal and appreciative audience.


I also posted a hefty album of photographs from the event, which includes many photographs of the audience, including many youngsters who took to the floor during the general dancing sessions.

Enjoy the photographs and the video from this entertaining and energetic event.  As Ted Harshbarger's press release underscores, everyone involved enjoyed this serious fun.

The judges chose winners for all the categories, and I will post their names with the appropriate photographs as soon as the necessary information reaches me.

2010 Madrigal Dinner

The annual and colorful Madrigal Dinner took place Friday and Saturday evenings in the Student Center. 

This year's festivities and fanfare included a new opera, The Land of Oops.  

And for your seasonal enjoyment, especially for those whom the nasty weather on Saturday kept from attending, this year I recorded the entire Land of Oops:

Brad the Bard is a short section from Part Two that I was forced to cut.  But you will enjoy this fun short piece that ends with Lord Voodoo's abduction of the bard to fulfill Voodoo's sinister plan to attain the crown. 

In addition to the video of The Land of Oops, you can also watch the Madrigal Singers perform two selections from the evening's concluding songs, Dueling Divas and The First Noel.

And, as always, you can enjoy and download images from the celebration.

In three separate albums, I posted posed pictures, images from the Friday performance, and photographs from Saturday's dinner with an emphasis on the opera I filmed on the first night.

Enjoy this seasonal cheer and student talent. 

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Annual Fall Band Concert on Sunday, December 5

This past Sunday at 3:00 in the afternoon, I relieved the tensions of a dismal weekend by attending the Peru State College Fall Band Concert.
 As usual, you can view a slide show from the performances of both the Concert Band and the Hoyt Street Jazz Band. 

The Concert Band's performance opened the show, and I recorded the group's final and exciting performance, a march by Dr. Pat Fortney's mentor.