Eastern Expressions and Crowder Revolution to present joint rock concert April 29


WILBURTON, OK (April 18, 2016) – The Eastern Expressions are collaborating with Crowder High School’s show band, the Crowder Revolution, for a joint rock concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 29 in Eastern Oklahoma State College’s Mitchell Auditorium. The concert, dubbed “The Big Gig,” is free and open to the public. In support of the arts, donations will be accepted and shared between the institutions providing this entertainment.

“This collaboration allows Eastern’s students to serve as musical mentors to students in a secondary school, and in turn serves as a platform in which students from both groups can explore and appreciate the complexity found in popular music,” said Dr. Brandon Hendrix, director of instrumental and choral ensembles at Eastern. “We hope that this concert is the beginning of a recurring collaboration between our two schools.”

Some of the songs to be performed include Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud,” Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror,” Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing,” and Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me.”

Eastern students performing in this event include Chance Reeves and Lacy Dunlap of Wilburton; Kyle Shelton and Kayla Carr of Checotah; Zana Johnson of Kinta; Shirlene Green of Hartshorne; Rebecca Needham of Clayton; Nicholas Martindale of Howe; Victoria Cole of Kiowa; Hunter Lasater of Wagoner; Trevor McBane of Savanna; and Charline Morrison of Heavener.

Students representing Crowder High School include Kolton Watts, Dakota Benjamin, Danyell Rackley, Ashley Ledford, Audrey Whitlow and Becca Kuehn of Crowder; Jacob Morris, Rozin Brillo and Trinity McKee of McAlester; Gabriel Gibson, Sean Orts and Levi Mason of Blocker; and Keaton Wilkett of Krebs.

Members of the Eastern Expressions include, front row: Victoria Cole, Chance Reeves and Charline Morrison; second row: Kyle Shelton, Rebecca Needham, Lacy Dunlap, Shirlene Green, Kayla Carr and Nicholas Martindale; back row: Zana Johnson, Trevor McBane and Hunter Lasater.

Members of the Crowder Revolution include, front row: Levi Mason; second row: Audrey Whitlow, Becca Kuehn and Trinity McKee; back row: Kolton Watts, Dakota Benjamin, Jacob Morris, Rozin Brillo, Danyell Rackley, Ashley Ledford, Gabriel Gibson, Sean Orts and Keaton Wilkett.

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