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'Parachute,' 'Red Jumpsuit Apparatus,' 'Maps and Atlases' in Concert at SVC Sept. 28

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Posted: Monday Jul 29, 2013

July 29, 2013

The American pop band Parachute, rock band Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and indie rock group Maps and Atlases will perform in concert in the Robert S. Carey Student Center at Saint Vincent College at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 28. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Executive board members of Student Government Association have been working hard with preparations for the greatly anticipated concert. “We have three great groups coming,” commented Loretta Bobetich, secretary of SGA. “Since the concert does fall on the same weekend as Homecoming Fall Family Weekend, we are hoping to pull a very large crowd and have entertainment that is enjoyable for everyone on campus that weekend.”

Tanner Beal, vice president of SGA, enthused, “I’m very excited for the concert this year. After tackling last year’s concert, I’m ready for another round.”

Robert Tokarski, treasurer of SGA, admitted, “The fall concert is one that SGA has been working on since last year’s concert ended. We have put much effort into creating a concert that will not only be known about and enjoyed by Saint Vincent College students, but by the entire community of Latrobe.”

“The annual concert has become a great tradition that so many students look forward to,” Justin Teets, president of SGA, explained. “We have worked very hard to make sure that all of our fellow students will be happy with our selection.”

“It will be a lot of work to organize that entire weekend,” said Bobetich. “But I definitely think it will be worth it.”

Parachute’s current members include Will Anderson (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Kit French (saxophone, keyboards, vocals), Nate McFarland (lead guitar, vocals), Alex Hargrave (bass guitar) and Johnny Stubblefield (drums). The band is best known for the singles She Is Love, Under Control, Something To Believe In, Kiss Me Slowly, You and Me, What I Know and Hearts Go Crazy. Further information about the group is available at www.weareparachute.com/.

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus’ current members include Ronnie Winter (vocals), Randy Winter (guitar), Josh Burke (lead guitar), Joey Westwood (bass guitar) and Kris Comeaux (drums). They are best known for the singles Face Down, Your Guardian Angel, You Better Pray, Angel in Disguise, Am I the Enemy and Pen & Paper. Further information about the group is available at www.redjumpsuitalliance.ning.com.

Maps and Atlases’ current members include Dave Davison (vocals, guitar), Erin Elders (guitar), Shiraz Dada (bass guitar) and Chris Hainey (drums). The group is best known for the singles Tree Swallows Houses, You and Me and the Mountain, Solid Ground, Perch Patchwork and Living Decorations. Further information about the group is available at www.mapsandatlases.org/.

“We feel that this concert will be one of the best yet,” concluded Teets. “All families and alumni that are on campus for homecoming festivities are invited to join in the fun of this year’s concert.”

Saint Vincent College and area high school students may purchase tickets for $15. Public tickets are $20 and are available at the Saint Vincent College Campus Life Office in the Carey Center (12 noon to 4 p.m. daily until Aug. 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily after Aug. 26 or at www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/317793?utm_medium=bks. Tickets will also be sold at the door on the night of the performance.

Further information is available from the Office of Campus Life, 724-805-2564.

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Photo: Parachute members Will Anderson, Kit French, Nate McFarland, Alex Hargrave and Johnny Stubblefield.

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