Flowers, Formals, and Curling Irons
Flowers, formals, and curling irons—what do these all have in common? They are all used at every Fine Arts! Fine Arts is something that is held every semester and ranges from dramatic productions to music productions which are performed on the campus of PCC. I recently had the privilege of hearing from Keith Brion and his New Sousa Band. The band played many selections from John Philip Sousa’s original marching band songs that stirred the hearts of American people during the late 1800s.
A few hours before Fine Arts began, there were girls rushing around to do their hair and guys dashing to go pick up flowers for their date. Then finally the time came for everyone to head over to the Crowne Centre for the performance! I rushed downstairs to meet up with my group, take a few pictures, and then head over to the Crowne Centre to find our seats. 🙂
At the beginning of the performance, Mr. Burke came onto the stage, introduced the group, and then led the student body in the Lord’s prayer—I love beginning every Fine Arts with the Lords prayer; it is a great way to start any performance! After this, the band came on stage and the performance began.
Throughout the performance, the band played many of Sousa’s songs, from his marching songs to his sacred selections. My favorite songs were the hymns the band played. There is just something so exhilarating about hearing hymns played by percussion/brass! There was also some marching music from other composers and a few opera songs.
At the end of the performance, some of the players ran out into the middle of the aisles and to the sides of the Crowne Centre and started playing a song while they were all spread out over the auditorium! It was a great ending to an awesome performance. 🙂
Fine Arts is always a blast here at PCC! If you ever get a chance to go, make sure to enjoy the show and have fun!0