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SPC’s Annual Scholarship Gala to showcase musical talents of students, faculty
LEVELLAND – Participants attending South Plains College’s 16th Annual Scholarship Gala on March 1 will be pleasantly entertained by the musical talents of students and faculty of the Creative Arts and Fine Arts Departments. The gala, promoted as “A World of Opportunities,” is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the Physical Education Complex.
According to Wade McNutt, instructor in Commercial Music, students performing in two of the college’s most well-known ensembles, Pickin’ on the Plains and Thursday Nite Live, will grace the stage playing a variety of songs from different eras.
“The songs will be hits from every era for gala guests,” McNutt said. “And, we will bring back some of our Thursday Nite Live alums to perform a special treat.”
The students performers are Jonathan Cristan, drums; Mariano Cordero, bass; Boone Wheeler, lead guitar, vocals and harms; Eric LaMascus, acoustic, vox, harms, auxiliary player; Jayc Waller, vocals, electric guitar, piano, harms; and Brianna Ross and Dakota Earnest, vocals. Former TNL members Bethany Longoria and Kelsey Ribody also will perform. Ribordy is a current member of the Touring Ensemble.
South Plains College Gala attendees also will be entertained by the Faculty Jazz Combo. Their performance will feature traditional big band standards and Dixieland jazz. The Jazz Combo is comprised of Dr. John Kennedy, associate professor of Music, trumpet; Don Turner, adjunct instructor, clarinet and saxophone; Lynda Reid, professor of Music, saxophone; Jon Johnson, retired professor of Music, piano; Al Gardner, professor of Percussion; and Dustin Pedigo, a former student who is currently finishing his degree in music at Texas Tech University.
“We’re going to have a smaller group this year which will allow us to take requests,” said Dr. Bruce Keeling, professor of Music.
The scholarship gala will feature a gourmet dinner, recognition of this year’s Pacesetter recipients and a live and silent auction of unique treasures, all of which benefit scholarships at South Plains College.
City Bank has joined the SPC Foundation in helping support the event as gala hosts. Great Western Dining, Inc. is this year’s event underwriting partner.
Tickets and table sponsorships are available.
For more information, contact the SPC Development Office at (806) 716-2020.