Each year on Homecoming Weekend, alumni return to campus to watch the football game, but this year, one alum will be playing percussion in the Cobber Athletic Band, rather than just sitting in the stands. Joey Bjornson, ‘15 alum will be the percussionist joining The Cobber Athletic Band, also referred
Her mother is a parish liturgist, conducts children’s and adult’s church choirs, and brought her straight to the church when she was born; there, the choir sang to her, their voices echoing off the church walls and surrounding her with harmonic sound. Her siblings all play instruments, and they are
Cobbers are preparing for their last few days of the school year. For the senior student musicians, their to-do lists include stepping down so younger musicians can take over. Senior violinist Conor Roche plays in the Symphonia Orchestra. Roche received a scholarship for Concordia’s music program and has been a
Concordia played host to several world-renowned musicians this past Saturday for the 24th annual Day of Percussion, which brings professional percussionists to campus to provide clinics and perform with students. Among this year’s clinicians was Chester Thompson, best known for stints drumming with 1970s and 80s progressive rock group Genesis,
Concordia Theatre and SAGA collaborate Concordia’s Straight and Gay Alliance teamed up with the theater honor society, Alphi Psi Omega, to host Concordia’s first-annual drag show. Alphi Psi Omega President Hannah Wehlage was excited to do something new this year for the theater’s annual dance. “We have a dance at
After a four year undergraduate career, senior Chris Kenney is topping off his list of accomplishments with a full ride to the University of Kentucky graduate opera program, with an additional $12,000 stipend each year. The competition was hosted and funded by Alltech, a privately owned company dedicated to agricultural
Pop-rock musician Ben Rector will be performing at this year’s Cornstock event with headliner Hoodie Allen. Since 2006, Rector has released five full-length albums and three EPs, touring frequently in between. Rector began releasing music while he was still an undergrad at the University of Arkansas, where he studied marketing.
Singer/songwriter Dylan Jones, a Concordia senior, and writer/rapper Jack Yakowicz, a Concordia junior, began their musical bromance this past summer. “We met in June and bonded over the fact that we’re two of the only people on campus who write our own lyrics. We’re legitimate fans of each other’s music,