Huntingdon News

April 01, 2009
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Huntingdon College
News Release

Jennifer Moody Band Opens for Sister Hazel at Huntingdon

Montgomery, Ala.—Birmingham’s Jennifer Moody Band will be one of the opening bands for Sister Hazel at Huntingdon College’s CloverJam XL Reunion Weekend concert festival, Saturday, April 4, benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The music will begin at 6:00 p.m. with three groups, concluding with the Jennifer Moody Band; Chevy 6 will perform 8:00–10:00 p.m.; and the internationally acclaimed band Sister Hazel will perform 10:30 p.m.–midnight. The concert will be held on the Green at the center of the Huntingdon campus. Tickets are $20.00 at the event and are non-refundable. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. No outside food or drinks, no alcohol, no smoking, and no pets will be allowed on campus. Concessions will be available. Net profits from the concert will benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association in the name of Hayden’s Heroes, a group surrounding 2-year-old Hayden Fielder, who has five family members who are connected with Huntingdon College as staff, students, or alumni. Fielder was diagnosed with Duchennes muscular dystrophy last summer.

The Jennifer Moody Band is a five-piece adult contemporary/rock band. Band front woman Jennifer Moody, a singer, songwriter, and guitarist, is a Huntingdon senior from Birmingham majoring in communication studies and psychology. The band performs Moody’s original songs as well as cover tunes.

Four of the five band members met at Springfest, Springville, Alabama’s annual summer festival, last year. Moody says, “It was crazy. I played the festival, and when I walked off the stage, two men approached me. Now, Matthew Gravitt is our rhythm guitarist, Dave Evans is our bass player, and my father, Martin Moody, is the drummer. A fifth member, Jake Hanbury, joined us later on lead guitar. I found almost everything I needed to start the band in one day!” Recently, the band partnered with Hollow Entertainment of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, for booking and managing. Moody says, “It is surprising how fast everything has come together. This Sister Hazel concert has come at such a pivotal point for our band. We are ecstatic about the opportunity and cannot wait to rock out CloverJam.”

For more information on the Jennifer Moody Band, visit their Web site at http://www.jennifermoodyband.com or http://www.myspace.com/jennifernicolemoody. For more information on CloverJam, visit http://www.huntingdon.edu/events/reunion/2009#tickets.

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. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college. The College motto, “Enter to grow in wisdom; go forth to apply wisdom in service,” is inscribed in stone above the front door of John Jefferson Flowers Hall. Celebrating its centennial year in Montgomery this year, the campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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