Jammin’ in Oneonta

Alana Ribaudo, Contributing Writer

As we all know, SUNY Oneonta has an amazing and diverse music scene. The music made here is something that withstands the test of time. Between the student and faculty musicians, Oneonta puts on shows that are hard to forget! The Concert Production class’ upcoming event, “End of Semester Jam Fest,” will feature three well-known campus groups. These are: The Light Full, Mothers of Intention, and the SUNY Oneonta funk band. The Light Full is this year’s jam band, a credit-bearing music ensemble consisting of percussion, brass, guitar, jazz, rock, string, woodwind, and more. Mothers of Intention are a popular ensemble dedicated to performing the music of Frank Zappa. Last but not least is the funk band, which contains multiple instruments and vocals guaranteed to get the audience grooving.

“End of Semester Jam Fest” will take place on Thursday, December 8 at the Foothills Performing Arts Center. Foothills is a not-for-profit entertainment and civic center that is dedicated to serving the artistic needs of the community. The venue is located downtown at 24 Market St. and is across from the Trailways bus stop. The event starts at 9:00 p.m. and will end at midnight. Tickets are $3 in advance or $5 at the door. For details, please head to the Facebook event page for “End of Semester Jam Fest.”

There are many aspects of college that make the entire experience unforgettable. Music is an enormous part of that. Everything ranging from the music we listen to, to the music we make is part of what shapes us in these four years. “End of Semester Jam Fest” is about coming together to honor that facet of our lives and to support our friends and professors in honoring it as well. This event is a time to enjoy the fact that we have another semester under our belts and we’re all older and wiser. This gives us the chance to enjoy the fruits of our labor and to immerse ourselves in what we really love: the music. With all these amazing musicians in attendance, “End of Semester Jam Fest” promises to be an experience we will treasure for years to come.

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