Huntingdon News

February 24, 2009
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Huntingdon College
News Release

Huntingdon Presents Sister Hazel in Concert

Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College will host a series of talented bands, including internationally acclaimed Sister Hazel, for CloverJam XL, Saturday, April 4, 6:00 p.m.–midnight on the Green on the College campus. Part of the College’s annual Reunion Weekend celebration, CloverJam XL will include student bands beginning at 6:00 p.m., followed by the band Chevy 6 at 8:00 p.m., and then by Sister Hazel, who will perform from 10:30 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $20 for the general public in advance or at the door (special rates are in effect for full-time day students and alumni attending Reunion Weekend). Advance tickets are recommended due to space limitations. For tickets, call (334) 833-4562. Tickets may be purchased by cash, credit or debit card, and tickets are non-refundable.

Net proceeds will benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association in the name of Hayden’s Heroes, a group formed around 2-year-old Hayden Fielder, whose mother, aunt, grandfather, grandmother, and uncle are affiliated with the College as either students, alumni, or staff members. Hayden was diagnosed with Duchennes muscular dystrophy last summer.

The evening of April 4 will be the culmination of Reunion Weekend for the College. As the bands play, vendors such as ARAMARK food services, Sneaky Pete’s, Boomer T’s Barbecue, and Little Caesar’s pizza will sell food and drinks on the Green. Guests are welcome to bring blankets and folding chairs. No coolers or outside beverages or food will be allowed on campus. Huntingdon College is an alcohol-free campus and alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited. In case of rain, CloverJam will move inside Delchamps Student Center. In the interest of public safety, no pets will be allowed on campus during this event.

Sister Hazel’s latest release is “Before the Amplifiers” in June 2008, an acoustic version of their past hits recorded at Nickel and Dime Studios in Atlanta. The five members of the band based in Gainesville, Florida, enjoy meeting and entertaining their fans. Ken Block (lead vocals, acoustic guitar); Drew Copeland (vocals, rhythm guitar); Ryan Newell (lead guitar); Jett Beres (bass); and Mark Trojanowski (drums) created the annual The Rock Boat and The Rock Slope, special concerts for boaters and for skiiers. The band is equally serious about charity work, including their work with Lyrics for Life, through which they have raised more than a half-million dollars benefiting those who have cancer. Other Sister Hazel albums include “Santa’s Playlist,” “BAM! Volume 1,” “Absolutely,” “Lift,” “Live LIVE,” “Chasing Daylight,” “Fortress,” and “Somewhere More Familiar.”

Founded as Tuskegee Female College in 1854, Huntingdon moved from Tuskegee to Montgomery in 1909 and is celebrating its centennial year in the Capital City this year. Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service, and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. A coeducational liberal arts college, the College motto is, “Enter to grow in wisdom; go forth to apply wisdom in service.”

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Su Ofe
Associate Vice President for
Communications and Marketing
Office: (334) 833-4515
Cell: (334) 324-6591


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