AB School of Music Hosts Christmas Festival Madrigal Dinner

The Alderson Broaddus University School of Music will present the Second Annual Christmas Festival Madrigal Dinner on December 2nd, 2018 at 4:00 pm in the Heiner Hall/Campus Center dining room on the campus of Alderson Broaddus University.

The cost is $20.00 for the meal and show. Meals must be reserved with a credit card by November 25 online at https://attend.com/ABMadrigalDinner18.

Meals will not be available at the door. The menu includes a wassail toast, Portage with heavy breads and butter, turkey leg with roasted vegetables, and lemon cream with tarts.

This feast is a form of renaissance dinner theater with music ensembles presenting a wide variety of seasonal music in addition to “Come One, Come All” script written by longtime Marion County music educator Douglass Bunner.

We sincerely hope the community will come together in a time of holiday fellowship and join us for this event.


AB Sport Management Student Association Hosts Tri-County Collectible Show

The Alderson Broaddus Sport Management Student Association (SMSA) will be hosting the Tri-County Collectible Show on January 26 and 27, 2019 at the Harrison County Recreation Complex.

The show will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

SMSA is a student organization at Alderson Broaddus University geared toward community service and engagement through sport. SMSA has volunteered with Harrison County Parks and Recreation’s Challenger league, as well as their annual Punt, Pass and Kick competition. SMSA members are provided with these community service projects in addition to learning opportunities through home sports at AB.

“Sport doesn’t stop at social, economic or political lines, it welcomes everyone, and our students have embraced the opportunity to help North Central West Virginia by committing to community engagement through sport,” advisor Philip Fetty said.

If you want to be a vendor for the two-day event, please contact SMSA President Shea Roblin by email at RoblinSL@battlers.ab.edu or phone at (304) 476-1013. You can also contact SMSA Advisor Philip Fetty by email at FettyPT@ab.edu  or phone at (304) 627-5966. The deadline to reserve tables is January 16. SMSA students will be available to assist with set-up upon request.

In addition to vendors selling items, there will be raffles for memorabilia including a Nick Saban autographed football and an Antonio Brown signed picture.

At least a quarter of the proceeds from the Tri-County Collectible Show will be donated to Animal Friends of Barbour County, with the remainder going toward the operation of SMSA including fuel costs for community service and educational experiences for members.

For more information, check out the Tri-County Collectible Show event page on Facebook

To listen to the November 5th radio interview on “The Gary Bowden Show” on 103.3 WAJR FM, please click here:: https://ajrnewsnetwork.podomatic.com/enclosure/2018-11-06T07_48_45-08_00.mp3

AB BattlerBand to Perform Labor Day Weekend

PHILIPPI, W.Va. – The Alderson Broaddus University marching band will perform twice throughout the state of West Virginia during Labor Day weekend festivities this upcoming weekend.

AB Band Director Robert Palmer announced that the band will perform the National Anthem at the West Virginia Power game on Friday as well as having the drumline perform at Snowshoe Resort for the Free Fall Festival this coming Saturday.

The West Virgina Power are a single A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates and will take on Greenville Friday night at 7:05 p.m. The game will be held at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston, W.Va during their final weekend of play for the 2016 regular season.

The Free Fall Festival takes place September 2nd through the 4th with a packed schedule of events during the weekend. The drumline will perform at noon on Saturday as the band will display their talent for the audience.

For more information on the West Virgina Power game as well as the Free Fall Festival, please visit the links on page.


The Iconic A Capella Group in Concert on Campus

PHILIPPI, W.Va. – The Alderson Broaddus University A capella ensemble “The West Virginians” will perform in concert this Friday April 29, 2016 in Funkhouser Auditorium at 7:30 pm on the AB campus.

Founded in 1977, “The West Virginians” have provided a quality, family-friendly outreach program featuring music of many decades, styles, and genres. They are under the direction of Lewis R. Hall.

This event is free and open to the public.

Annual “Chamber Concert” – March 31, 2016

The School of Music presents its annual “Chamber Concert” on Thursday, March 31, at 7:30PM in Wilcox Chapel. The concert features the AB University/Community Handbell Choir, AB Woodwind Ensembles, and AB Brass. The concert includes classical and contemporary compositions featuring handbells, handchimes, autoharps, and singing bells; flute, clarinet, and saxophone ensembles; brass quintet and brass choir; horn, clarinet, and euphonium student soloists; and an Irish jig accompanied by a bodhrán. Directors Dr. Lillian F. Long, Mr. Matthew Swallow, and Dr. Timothy DeWitt are joined by guest conductor Dr. Judson F. Bracey. There is no admission charge and all are invited to attend.