by Sheryl Marlar
Two annual holiday traditions recently continued this month at UWG. The Theatre Department held their annual fund raising performance and the Wind Ensemble performed their holiday concert.
This year, the theatre department’s annual fund raising dinner performance, titled “Holiday Hamicide: A Murder Mystery Dinner,” was written by Nita Hardy and took place in the lower level Z-6. Nita is known for her comedy murder mystery plays, which include fun audience participation. Filled with witty dialogue, memorable characters and clever plots, her stories have proven to be hilarious crowd pleasers. This annual event raises funds for student travel and conferences.
Meanwhile, the Wind Ensemble performed a holiday concert for a full house at the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. Their selections included a combination of music from the British Isles and traditional holiday classics. The concert, conducted by Dr. Josh Byrd, director of bands, was aptly titled An Isle-Land Holiday Concert. According to Dr. Byrd, the students put on an amazing performance. The performance concluded with an audience sing-along of holiday favorites.