Call for musicians for homecoming gala concert

Community and alumni musicians are invited to participate with Hesston College and Hesston High School students and alumni in the joint homecoming gala concert, The Promise of Living, at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus.

Homecoming 2016: Home Sweet Hesston will be Sept. 29 to Oct. 2, and will be a shared celebration of Hesston College, Hesston High School and the greater Hesston community. HHS will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. Dual alumni of HHS and Hesston College will serve as presenters and performers throughout the weekend.

The gala concert will feature a wide variety of genres and performance groups highlighting the vast range of musical gifts of HHS and Hesston College students and alumni.

Concert organizers, performing arts faculty member Russell Adrian and Alumni director Dallas Stutzman invite community and alumni choral singers and instrumentalists to perform at the concert as members of the gala chorus and orchestra. Music materials will be provided by the college and sent in advance for individual performance preparation.

The rehearsal and performance schedule for the Gala Concert is as follows:
• Thursday, Sept. 29, 7 to 8 p.m. – Rehearsal for orchestra; 8 to 9 p.m. for choral
• Saturday, Oct. 1, 4 to 6 p.m. – Joint choral/orchestra rehearsal (Out of town alumni unable to make Thursday’s rehearsal can just attend the Saturday rehearsal.)
• Saturday, Oct. 1, 6 to 7:30 p.m. – Complimentary college and community picnic
• Saturday, Oct. 1, 8 p.m. – The Promise of Living Gala Concert

Register as a performer by calling the Hesston College Alumni office at 866-437-7866 or online.

Registration for the complete weekend and more information regarding homecoming can also be found online.