Percussionists, singers join for ‘The Journey’

Percussionists, singers join for ‘The Journey’

Posted on Friday, November 12, 2021

Singers to join percussionists in concert

A concert celebrating the milestones of student musicians will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursday in Callaway Auditorium.

“The path to becoming a musician is unique—and personal,” said Dr. Toni Anderson, Professor of Music. “Our upcoming music event, ‘The Journey,’ highlights those events in the lives of our students that shaped their musical journeys. Each musical selection celebrates students’ collective experiences on the road of life.”

“The Journey” will feature the LC Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Ken Passmore, Assistant Professor of Music, and the LC Singers, conducted by Dr. Anderson.

“This is the first time we have combined these two ensembles in a concert,” Dr. Anderson said. “It is an unusual combination we think audiences will enjoy.”

The program’s content is diverse.

“There will be rhythmic percussion numbers that will keep your toes tapping and vocal arrangements that will warm your heart,” she said. “All the musical selections celebrate our collective journey on the road of life.”

The percussionists will accompany the vocalists for certain pieces, but there will be times when the singers join the percussionists.

dilyn.jpg“The performers will move from one instrument to another, so there will be a lot of movement on stage,” she said. “Many of our students play multiple instruments as well as sing, and this concert allows them to showcase the diversity of their talent.”

The path to becoming a musician often starts long before a student arrives on campus, and everyone’s path is unique.

“We wanted to highlight some of those milestone moments in the lives of our students, moments that influenced their musical journeys and inspired them to continue to develop their musicianship,” Dr. Anderson said.

The students will be joined with several professionals who have worked with the Music program in the past, including Tessa Scanlon on cello, Sam Lee on violin and Dr. Mitch Turner, Program Coordinator of Music, on guitar. Also appearing on violin are sophomore Kailey Ford and Alan Valdez ’21.

Dr. Anderson said the students are excited to be able to share their talents with the community.

“It’s been a while since they have been on the Callaway Auditorium stage before a live audience,” she said. “This concert will be truly memorable for them, as well as for Ken and me. We’re all back doing what we love.”

In today’s world, music is even more important, she believes.

“Music inspires, takes us out of the ordinary, lifts us up out of everyday experiences,” she said. “Ken and I hope this concert will do exactly that—take the listener on a journey that will lift and inspire.”

The one-night only performance of "The Journey" is Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. in Callaway Auditorium.  Masks are required.

Campus notes 


National Management Resources’ CEO Randall Hoppe and President Andrew Wilson delivered a check for $50,000 to LaGrange College President Susanna Baxter recently as a donation toward the college’s groundskeeping and maintenance costs. From left are Rebecca Roth Nicks, L.C. vice president for external relations; Wilson; Deborah Hall, L.C. vice president for finance and operations; Hoppe and Baxter. 


LaGrange Rotary Club visited campus Wednesday to celebrate past president Dr. Walter Y. Murphy. In 1998, the club established the LaGrange Rotary Club Walter Y. Murphy Scholarship - a scholarship that has benefited over 100 LC students. Marianne Murphy is flanked by the 2021 LaGrange Rotary-Walter Y. Murphy Scholarship recipients, from left, Baylor Montoya ’25, TorRenz Smith ’25, Graham Peruski ’25 and Ryan Comeau ’25.

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Oleg Dmitriev, professor of communications, media and design at HSE University, and Olga Dmitrieva of Sputnik recently joined students and Political Science Professors John Tures and Jeff Lukken for a discussion of Russia, the media and US-Russian relations. 


An opening reception for “First Look” will be 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday at Lamar Dodd Art Center. The exhibition features the works of nine new Art and Design majors: Alyvia Battles, Kara Brake, Yuuki Brooks, Vianca Colon-Gonzalez, Grace DeVauld, Malik Hurston, Lindsey Pettis, Abigail Reeves and Breanna Wright. CE event


The Sound of Success tradition continues. Graduating seniors who have received either notice of admission to graduate school, or a post-graduation job offer, may ring the Chapel bell to celebrate their accomplishment. Students must complete an online form and they will be sent instructions on how to ring the bell. A list of celebrants will be included in the weekly Panther Tea (formerly Panther Bites) newsletter.

Congratulations to the voice students who were winners at the 2021 Georgia NATS student auditions. They were Emily Childs, first place, freshmen women (classical); Erika Hill, second place, sophomore women (musical theatre); Jared McGregor, third place, junior men (musical theatre); Lauren Hicks, third place, senior women (musical theatre), and Colby Bell, second place, senior men (musical theatre). Ten singers from the studios of Dr. Toni Anderson and Dr. Andrea Mueller Jarmon participated in the competition, held virtually Nov. 1-5.  Ken Passmore was the collaborative artist. Students from colleges and private studios across Georgia competed in the event.

Cultural Enrichment events   

Check LC Connect for Virtual CE events and instructions. For in-person events, all COVID guidelines apply.    


real-ben.jpg  LC Young Alumni Virtual Interview Series – Ben McMinn ’13, Entrepreneur

  • McMinn is director of StartUP Columbus, an organization focused on cultivating a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem to support entrepreneurs and successful startups.


Resiliency – Gaining Strength Under Stress 

  • The Counseling Center Lecture Series explores strategies for healthy habits and strategies of managing stress while building resiliency. 


Completing Your Ethos Portfolio

11:15 a.m., Corn Auditorium in Lewis Library

  • Learn how to upload work to the Ethos Portfolio. The session will be followed by a Q&A session. Laptops will be provided for those who don’t have them.

Musical Theatre Senior Recital

7 p.m. Beason Recital Hall

  • A concert of original works and selections from Musical Theatre students.


Concert: “The Journey”

7 p.m., Callaway Auditorium

  • Concert of a variety of musical genres featuring the LaGrange College Percussion Ensemble and the LaGrange College Singers.

“First Look” opening reception

5:30-7 p.m., Lamar Dodd Art Center

  • This exhibition features the works of nine new Art and Design majors.



Men’s Basketball

LC (1-0) opened its 2021-22 season with a 108-101 win over visiting Pensacola Christian on Monday night. Senior Kyle Brown led six Panthers in double figures with 18 points. He added seven rebounds and a career-high nine assists.


Women’s Basketball

The Panthers (2-1) defeated Emory 66-57 on Wednesday night. Senior Jalaya Lewis led LC with a game high 17 points. Junior Gracie Brunel and freshman Emma Turner had 10 points each.


The Panthers (2-7, 2-5 USA South) lost 31-22 at Averett in a USA South game last Saturday. Junior De’queze Fryer had seven catches for 94 yards and a touchdown.


(Note that schedules may change due to circumstances beyond our control. Please check to confirm.)

Today (Friday)

  • Men’s Basketball vs. Mississippi University for Women, 7 p.m., Mariotti Gym


  • Football vs. Huntingdon (Senior Day), 1 p.m., Callaway Stadium
  • Men’s Basketball vs. Sewanee, 5 p.m., Mariotti Gym
  • Women’s Basketball at Birmingham-Southern, 5 p.m., Birmingham, Alabama 


  • Women’s Basketball vs. Millsaps, 3 p.m., Birmingham, Alabama


  • Women’s Basketball vs. Pensacola Christian, 6 p.m., Mariotti Gym
  • Men’s Basketball at Montevallo, 7 p.m., Montevallo, Alabama

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Last updated: 11/12/2021