"Bump in the Night" returns for more spooky fun

By Jennifer Stogsdill

For the seventh year in a row, Laramie County Community College’s coordinator of instrumental music is preparing his popular Halloween-themed concert, “Bump in the Night VII.”

The concert will be performed at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Cheyenne Civic Center. Complete with a pumpkin-carving contest, treats and spooky music, this event is free.

The audience can even wear a scary costume if they like to get into the Halloween spirit, Gary Hall, coordinator of instrumental music, said.

“We try to play fun music, like themes from spooky movies, so it’s entertaining to the audience,” Hall said. The LCCC band will perform the concert, with numerous solo and ensemble features within the program.

A pumpkin-carving contest will be open for anybody who wants to participate, Hall said. Participants can enter into three categories: kids, adults or LCCC students. Prizes will be awarded for the winners.

“In the past we have given gift cards, like Barnes and Noble, to the winners as well as cash prizes of $25-$50, depending on the category,” Hall said.

Even though the event is free, donations for the COMEA Shelter are accepted. The donations are given to the shelter to use the money however it needs.

“Last year, they used the money for the Thanksgiving meal they put on for the homeless,” Hall said. “We don’t want to put stipulations on what the shelter does with the money.”