[Hammond]–It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Phu Mu Alpha and Kappa Kappa Psi, two musical fraternities at Southeastern performed a Christmas concert on Nov. 27 under the big tree next to the student union.
Assistant Music Director, Benjamin DePriest said it was something the fraternities have been planning since mid-September.
“It’s something we wanted to do to bring the fraternities together,” he said.
The program was strictly student produced without any help from music faculty by current students and alumni.
“There’s never any Christmas concert that happen on college campuses…we wanted to spread a little Christmas cheer,” DePriest said.
The concert opened up with a brass quartet playing familiar Christmas carols like “Joy to the World,” “The First Noel,” “We Three Kings,” and “Angels We Have Heard on High.”
The concert also included a christmas compilation, by Leroy Anderson, “A Christmas Festival,” a collection of familiar Christmas tunes that are sure to get you into the Christmas spirit.
Other works that were played were, “Greensleeves,” “Nutcracker Suite,” “Toy Soldiers March,” and ending with the popular holiday tune, “Sleigh Ride.”
After the performance, Music Director Matt Jays saluted everyone with a Ho Ho Ho and Merry Christmas and invited everyone to enjoy hot chocolate.
“This is something we would like to continue every year,” said Emily Garret, a sophomore communication major. “You rarely see anything like this, so it’s something great to be apart of.”