Tonight, the Musicians’ Union put on a beautiful showcase in Hotchkiss Hall. The showcase was to kick-off a new era for the club. Musicians’ Union has been on campus for years, but there was not much enthusiasm. This year, Michael DeMaio, along with some other students, decided that it was time to revive the club. At the end of September, Musicians’ Union became a special interest group on the Washington College campus.
The showcase included eight acts, ranging from voice to saxophone. The show opened with DeMaio and MU treasurer/secretary Anna Mayes giving flowers to the two professors, Carolene Winter and Dr. Woobin Park, who would be accompanying students in the show. Graham Hulsey performed Sunflower River Blues by John Fahey and then the Guitar Quartet performed Hotel California by The Eagles. Dr. Woobin Park accompanied Katie Reinl for Sonatine by Darius Milhaud. Carolene Winter accompanied Reanna Sherman for What’s the Use of Wondrin’ from Carousel and Michael DeMaio for Concerto in E-flat major by A. Glaznov. Xidan Zhang played a beautiful piano piece called The Lark which was arranged by Balakriev. Another guitar piece was performed by Lorenz Iverson. It was Soleares by Peña. Finally, Claudia Ajou-Moumouni sang Ave Maria arranged by Gounod.
Overall this was a fabulous showcase. If you are interested in joining the Musicians’ Union, then show up to the next meeting with will be Thursday, 10 November at 7 pm in Gibson 108. If you have any questions feel free to email Michael at email@example.com or Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo by Savannah Masterson