Arts and Entertainment

Arts and Entertainment

 |  Written by Jessica Potter  |  0

Western Carolina University takes great pride in their musical endeavors. From the “Baddest Band of the Land”, referring to the Marching Band which has over five hundred members, to our symphonic and pep rally bands, music is not taken lightly on this campus. 

    Recently, a poll was held that included nominations for Western’s upcoming spring concert. The leading nominations go as follows: Secondhand Serenade, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, David Cook and Parachute. Students had the ability to vote on these nominations for the upcoming spring concert, as they do every year.

 |  Written by Emily Dorsey  |  0

On Thursday, Jan. 14, award-winning rapper Waka Flocka Flame visited the Ramsey Center on Cullowhee’s campus. The concert was “part of the Resolution 2016 events to help welcome students back to WCU for the spring semester,” said Stephanie Sue Rowell, Associate Director for Campus Programs with the Department of Campus Activities. Some of the other events included a visit from magician Rob Rasner, salsa dancing lessons and Group X Jam.

 |  Written by Ronnie Davia  |  0

Dr. Margaret “Margi” Underwood may be new here on Western Carolina University’s campus, but by no means is she new to music.

Underwood is the Visiting Director of Bands and an Assistant Professor of Music here at Western Carolina. Her responsibilities with this title consist of guiding all aspects of concert band programs, conducting the Wind Ensemble and teaching a multitude of music courses at the university.  

 |  Written by Madeline Moore  |  0

Living in a small town, everyone seems to know everyone else’s business. This means when someone gets the so-called “fifteen minutes of fame,” it’s a pretty big deal. The Mountain Faith Band, a bluegrass group from the Sylva area, has definitely surpassed those “fifteen minutes” since they made it to the semi-finals on “America’s Got Talent” this past year. They are quickly turning their passion for playing music into a full-time career. Just this month, they were nominated for Bluegrass Gospel Group of the Year at the Society for Preservation of Bluegrass Music Awards.