The anniversary of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic lockdown can be a traumatizing memory for some on-campus students and clubs at Shippensburg University. Numerous on-campus clubs were suspended from continuing activities as student life was put on hold for students, where spending a semester online became the new normal. However, the music ensembles were hit the hardest.
The Shippensburg Arts Programming and Education (SHAPE) Gallery announced the suspension of all operations until further notice due to damage caused by an apartment fire above the gallery over the weekend.
I remember when I was younger and how my family and I would go out trick-or-treating from house to house. I would fill my pillowcase full of candy and make the trek home to dump all the candy out, count how many pieces I had and sit down by the fireplace to watch the iconic “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.”
As a member of the Shippensburg University Red Raider Marching Band (SUMB), I spend my Saturday afternoons in the stands and on the field musically supporting and entertaining the players and fans at Seth Grove Stadium.
After three months of quarantine due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, my playlists began to get repetitive. While listening to jazz and classic rock is fun, I decided to check out new music in genres in which I do not typically listen. I noticed that I have started to listen to more solo artists and jam bands. Here are a few new editions to my playlist: