Music Department raises $500 during second annual Fall Benefit Concert


Caitlin Leiker

Orchestra director Joan Crull conducts the Concert Orchestra. Along with Concert Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Chorale, Chamber Singers, and Concert Choir performed at 7 p.m. on Oct. 8 at Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center.

The Music Department held their second annual Fall Benefit Concert at 7 p.m. on Oct. 8 at Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center.

The vocal and orchestra groups were the featured performers of the night. The Chamber Singers operated the concert, with junior Alisara Arial and sophomore Carson Brooksher as the emcees.

Seniors DaVontai Robinson and Nathan Leiker, junior Caitlin Leiker and sophomore Aidan DeBey presented their research on this year’s beneficiary, All Hands and Hearts.

By the end of the concert, the Music Department had raised $500.

“I think that this year’s concert was a success, even though we didn’t raise a whole lot of money in comparison to last year,” senior Sierra Adkins said. “The concert itself went over really nicely, and all of the groups performed really well.”

The Chamber Singers had a group discussion during class on Oct. 10 about what could be done more efficiently for next year.

One of the mentioned topics dealt with delegating the concert’s tasks to all of the Music Department’s groups as opposed to making it a Chamber Singers-only project.

Underwood said that above all, he’d like to have a more targeted and effective publicity push before next year’s concert, but as a whole, he said this year’s concert flowed nicely.

“I was concerned at the low publicity turnout,” Underwood said. “Beyond that, I think the formula we have is a successful one.”