School of Music hosts Homecoming music festival
Alumni and students alike filled the seats of the Conn Center to watch student musicians perform for the annual music festival at Lee University's 56th Homecoming Weekend on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m.
The School of Music hosted the festival, under the direction of its dean, Dr. William Green.
The festival’s program this year included a wide array of performances from the diverse group of ensembles on Lee’s Campus. Each ensemble was presented by an alum that reminisced on their own time of being apart of the various ensembles.
Starting off the night was the Symphonic Band,which was followed by the Dean’s Welcome, Ladies of Lee, and Jazz Ensemble, and Lee Singers.
During the festival, Dr. Brad Moffett, director of Lee Singers, celebrated his 10th Anniversary as Directory of the music group.
Next on the program for the evening was Percussion Ensemble, Evangelistic Singers, Chamber Strings, Voices of Lee, Symphonic Band, Campus Choir, Festival Choir and, to conclude the night, Chapel Band.
“This year we wanted to focus on our ensemble alumni and look back to the impact that the Lee music had on their college experience,” said Green.
Alexys Jones, a singer in Ladies of Lee, said she is proud to represent Lee's School of Music.
“The various types of ensembles are what the annual Music Festival does best,” Jones said. “I love being able to participate in the music festival because it is the one time all of the ensembles get to come together, hear each other perform, and support the various types of music that are showcased within all of the different groups.”
Jones said that she feels it is a privilege to hear from alumni that can share their experiences.
“It is a privilege to get to represent Lee University's school of music in this way," Jones said.