UPDATE 3/31/14: I rescind my earlier comment about spring coming/being here. Obviously I am delusional as there’s currently a solid inch of snow on my front steps…
Oh Foss Hill. You beacon of all the best non-class-related times at Wesleyan. I have been eagerly awaiting your repopulation. But waiting no more. Spring is finally coming/here, folks! I tested out the hill last Thursday afternoon and– though soggy– Foss and us have made it through that dastardly winter. Spring is here and so is a green Foss and I’m feeling nostalgic.
Foss Hill is THE institution around here.The most beloved. The most consistent. The actual center of student life. So, in celebration of Foss, here’s a post lauding favorite Foss Hill Times. AFTER THE JUMP.
Play music? The WSA’s Community Outreach Committee (COCo) is looking for bands and other performers to play at Bandfire. Bandfire is a kickass event at Foss Hill involving live music, fire pits, s’mores, and more. It’ll take place Friday, October 26 around 7PM. Check out coverage of last year’s event.
So come JaM At FoSs. We’re open and flexible about the types of performance. Let us know that you’re interested by emailing jmusinsky(at)wesleyan(dot)edu as soon as possible.
Local photo maestro Mike Nakhla ’13, whose professional photography has graced the pages of this blog more than once before (tying the knot? Mike does weddings, too), sends in a few fantastic shots from yesterday’s Bandfire on the hill. Performances by student groups included an eclectic mix of underclassmen faves (sup, Cheenis & the Romp?), former Awesomefest projects (including Dog Years and Blooming Youth), and Prometheus.
These images are of Prometheus, which is not actually band, and Blooming Youth, a new project by the talented Emma Daniels ’13 and Alex Lough ’13. They sing American folk songs, a few originals, and a few selections from the Sacred Harp songbook. As Daniels explains, “Alex is an ethnomusicology major, and he spent the last year in Ireland singing Sacred Harp, so we got together this semester for Awesomefest and started writing, incorporating our own sound into Civil War era folk music… and the Blooming Youth emerged.” Say what you will about Awesomefest—beneath all the Elmo costumes, it does spur creativity.
From Grace Zimmerman ’13, WSA Community Outreach Committee Chair:
The WSA is organizing a community event called “BANDFIRE” to bring students together for music and festivities on Foss Hill. The event is scheduled for Friday, March 30th, from 7-11pm, and we are seeking bands to play at the event.
If you or your band is interested and free to play for roughly 30 minutes, please email Grace Zimmerman at gzimmerman[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.
Also let us know if there is any time that doesn’t work for you/your band between 7 and 11pm. Thanks!
From the WSA’s COEAC:
Fire pits and and WesBands return for Bandfire on April 22.
Now that the PCU reference has caught your attention: The WSA’s Community Outreach and External Affairs Committee (COEAC) wants your band to play Bandfire on Foss Hill! If your campus band wants to play at Bandfire please contact spop(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.
Note: Contrary to the flyer image on the right, just email spop(at)wes to JaM At FoSs.