It is finally starting to feel like fall, which means school and our students are in full swing. On top of their school work, our students have been busy with music festivals, conferences, and so much more. The last weekend in September several DMI entertainment industry majors worked on staff as stage hands for the fifth annual Mighty Mississippi Music Festival in Greenville, MS. Senior Brittany McGee was the primary production assistant for the entire festival. Brittany commented, “This was a huge opportunity for students to get hands on learning experience about what it takes to put on a concert. I was well pleased with our DMI students and how they represented our program. It was definitely a weekend we will never forget.”
On October 1-3, 2017 The International Conference on the Blues, hosted by Delta State University, was held at GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi. The Blues Conference consists of three days of intense academic and scholarly activity and music. This year’s conference had a dual focus on John Lee Hooker and Alan Lomax. DMI students, faculty, and staff contributed to the conference with performances and tech support.
The 32nd annual Pig Pickin’ celebration at Delta State took place October 6-7 and featured all three of our DMI Bands, along with a special performance by DSU President Bill LaForge. DMI bands Ol’ Skool Revue, DeltaRoX, and B4Y2K were also featured at the 35th annual Octoberfest in downtown Cleveland on October 14.
Can you say BUSY?? Mid-terms are this week, so here’s hoping all of our students are prepped and ready to show what they’ve learned at the halfway point. After we all come up for air, we’ll be back with another blog post from the Delta Music Institute. Rock on!
Hot Tamale Festival: October 21, 2017 (Ol Skool Revue) Greenville, MS
DSU Homecoming: November 11, 2017 (Ol Skool Revue, DeltaRoX, B4Y2K)