Joining President LaForge to discuss the recent Delta Music Institute performance in Los Angeles is Cleveland native Ty Nash, one of the students who made the trip.
This is the fifth year in a row that the DMI All Stars, a student band that covers songs of Mississippi GRAMMY-winning music, has taken the stage during the annual Mississippi Night at GRAMMY Week. The All Stars were first invited to perform at Mississippi Night in 2013 by the Cleveland Music Foundation, the community-based organization that partnered with GRAMMY to establish the GRAMMY Museum in Cleveland.
This year, 12 students made the trip after being selected through an audition process this past fall. Eight of the students performed, and four of the students served as part of the support crew including a tour manager, a road manager, a sound technician and a social media manager. The students rehearsed three to four nights a week leading up to the show.
The venue for the performance was the Target Terrace on the roof of the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live. The show as directed and arranged by DMI instructor Charly Abraham and assisted by DMI instructor Barry Bays.
In other news on campus, the Statesmen baseball team will take on Southern Arkansas this Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Ferriss Field. Come out and support the Green and White! And, next Monday, February 27, the Departments of Art and Music, along with the Delta Music Institute, will host an Academic Day for the Fine Arts with open houses at each of those departments from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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