Posted 1 p.m., Oct. 31, 2013

College tunes up for holiday gala

By Derek Hoffman
A&E Editor

Getting into the spirit of the season, the music department at Laramie County Community College will perform a Holiday Gala Saturday, Dec. 7.

With free admission, this concert serves as a gift from the college to employees, faculty and the community. The administration paid to rent the Civic Center for the event to begin at 7:30 p.m. An annual social gathering for the employees precedes the event with snacks and refreshments.

“We provide all of the music for the gala. I consider it like buying a box of chocolates when everyone who attends gets to sample a little of everything we do as a music department,” said Gary Hall, instructor of instrumental music. Arranged by the music instructors, the music and literature at the Holiday Gala is different every year, and it always follows a holiday theme. The music department ensembles will perform a collective piece at the end of the gala.

According to Dr. Judy Ransom, choral music instructor, and Hall, the music department as a whole is always looking to challenge its students with the pieces they pick to be performed.

“We believe our students also love the challenge as much as we do to keep interested and improve,” Hall said.

Ransom called it “a showcase, if you will, of the music department so we can show the community at large what we can do.” She said she hoped more students would attend these events “so they can share the experience with us and see their classmates performing.”

Holiday Gala
The LCCC music department performance will put you getting into the spirit of the season.

If you go:

7:30 p.m.
Dec. 7
Civic Center
Free concert