UMM Winter Break 2007: "I'm with the Band!"
They met, they talked, and ultimately, the students of the Symphonic Winds Council decided: this year, UMM's wind and percussion musicians would
week-long January tour in the Caribbean aboard the M.S. Elation. Now they have a better idea of what a shipboard gig as professional
musicans might be like. "The food was amazing, things I've never had before," insists Dan Connolly '09.
"It was the best food in the world!" Of course, exposing the students to different cultures and locations, having them play in different
environments, was wonderful, too, notes their conductor, Dr. Martin Seggelke, assistant professor of music.
In the ship's Mikado Lounge or at Hairbraiders Square in Nassau, the band performed movements from McBeth's Of Sailors and Whales such as 'Ishmael,'
'Queequeg,' 'Ahab,' and 'The White Whale' (can you name the novel that inspired the composer?) "It was a great opportunity," says Kate Raymond '07, "to
make UMM known to the global community."
Click any photo, above or below, for a larger version. Thanks to Bekah Deutl '08 for reporting. Read the
University Relations press release here. And now, our contest winners!
Far across the distance
And spaces between us
UMM will help me go on...
First prize goes to Elizabeth Waller, a sophomore from Lemmon, SD, striking a pose on board the M.S. Titanic... I mean, Elation! Sara Friedrichs
Valley snapped the photo.
UMM - a foundation you can build upon!
Sarah Tolbert submitted our second place entry on behalf of the UMM Symphonic Winds. Click the picture to see the full sandcastle, which apparently has a
UMM t-shirt at the base of the keep. Good thinking! Musicians shown include sophomore Sarah Tolbert,
sophomore Jessica Henry, Senior Nolan Hauta, Freshman Alsin Schlick,
freshman Andy Bowe, freshman Dan Kmetz, and freshman Sarah Duffy.
Congrats to our winners!
See you after Spring Break!