By: Bryan Glenn
Dust off your records and break out the hairspray, CF’s music program takes it back to the rock era, bringing the best of yesterday into today through college students.
The Rock n’ Roll group is the most recent addition to the music department, giving students an opportunity to play songs from some of the greatest rock groups in history. Dr. Douglas Overmier, adviser of the rock band group, is also known for running CF’s percussion ensemble and jazz band.
“Well, part of the reason I created this program was to bring some of yesterday into today, and show kids the kind of music I was use to growing up,” Overmier said. “I loved it so much and I’m certain there are a lot of students walking around campus who do as well.”
A little over half a dozen students have signed up for the class with high expectations for the class.
“What I am looking forward to the most this year is performing with some new people at a high level, as well as having a great time and making the school,faculty and students proud,” said Adam Whitston, a percussionist in the class.
While the group is still young, they are currently working on songs for their first performance; one of the songs including “Ain’t no Mountain High Enough.” The group will focus on songs from the 1960s to the 1990s.
“This is the first time I’ve ever been apart of a group focusing on one genre of music and really studying the origin of where it came from and how it was developed, not to mention playing and performing it to the public.” Whitston said.
The rock band, along with CF’s percussion ensemble and jazz band will be performing in December. Contact Dr. Overmier at the Fine Arts Center for more details on the upcoming performance, ex. 1203.