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Local students get the chance to play with the Navy Band

April 9th, 2017
Local students get the chance to play with the Navy Band

The United States Navy Concert Band, which has been entertaining audiences and supporting the Navy with some of the best musicians in the country, played to a full house at Augustana College’s Centennial Hall this weekend. The band has played for a Quad-Cities audience many times, and the college was glad to once again host them for an energetic and high-level performance. The Navy Band traditionally invites area students to join them in performing John Philip Sousa’s “Washington Post” march at their concerts. This year, 10 lucky students from Quad-Cities area high schools were invited... Read More

Stop Kiss at Augustana postponed until next season

April 5th, 2017
Stop Kiss at Augustana postponed until next season

The Augustana College Department of Theatre will be postponing their Black Box student-directed production of Stop Kiss until next season. This postponed performance was previously scheduled to run this weekend, April 6-9. The band She/Her will no longer be performing as part of the Stop Kiss production. More details on updated showtimes and further performance details will be forthcoming. The department’s next production will be Titanic: the Musical, playing April 28-30 and May 5-7. Directed by Erin Platt with music direction by Ron May, this production will include the talents of current... Read More

Navy Concert Marches Into Rock Island

April 1st, 2017
Navy Concert Marches Into Rock Island

Looking for a relaxing and patriotic way to spend your Sunday afternoon? Then you are in luck! On Sunday, April 2 the United State Navy Concert Band is coming to Rock Island! The concert will be held at Augustana College’s Centennial Hall, located at 3703 7th Avenue Rock Island. The show will run from 2-4pm. This is a FREE event! However, tickets are required to avoid overfilling the auditorium. There is a limit of six tickets per request. To obtain your tickets, stop by the Augustana Ticket Office at 3703 7th Avenue Rock Island during normal business hours, 10am-6pm M-F and 10am-2pm on Saturdays.... Read More

Walk Kicks Off National Autism Awareness Month

March 30th, 2017
Walk Kicks Off National Autism Awareness Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls) are identified as having Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  April is National Autism Awareness Month and is an excellent opportunity to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance and to draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnoses every year. To kick off National Autism Awareness Month, the Autism Society of the Quad Cities is holding their 2017 Autism Awareness Walk on Saturday, April 1 at the Pepsico Center (1025 30th St Rock Island) at Augustana College. Online... Read More

Four Artists Unveil New Works At Augie

March 9th, 2017
Four Artists Unveil New Works At Augie

The Augustana Teaching Museum of Art presents “4 Artists, 4 Visions,” an invitational exhibition organized in conjunction with the Augustana Department of Art. While previous exhibitions this year have situated the arts in dialogue with other disciplines or contemporary issues, this exhibition provides an opportunity to engage with the visual arts as a cohesive and varied practice, for its own sake. The invited artists are masters of their medium, and were chosen to provide an opportunity for art students to gain a greater sense of varieties of praxis in the art world. The four artists of “4... Read More

The `Annie’ Will Come Out Tomorrow

March 2nd, 2017
The `Annie’ Will Come Out Tomorrow

Once a year, a magical and touching celebration of the human spirit unfolds at numerous theatres across the country, when children in The Penguin Project take to the stage to perform a modified version of a well-known Broadway musical. The Penguin Project of the Quad Cities will present its inaugural production, Annie Jr., March 3-5 in the Kim and Donna Brunner Main Stage Theatre at Augustana College. In The Penguin Project performances, roles are filled by young artists with developmental disabilities, including Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism and other neurological disorders. They are joined... Read More

Through The Forest Bringing Warmth In Winter

February 10th, 2017
Through The Forest Bringing Warmth In Winter

“Through the Forest” concert is here to bring warmth in winter. The Augustana Symphony Orchestra’s winter concert, “Through the Forest,” will give listeners an artistic treatment of folk tales and the natural world. The performance is at 8 p.m. on February 11 in Centennial Hall on the campus of Augustana College, 639 38th Street, Rock Island, Ill. The concert is free and open to the public. The program will begin with a prelude from a fairy tale opera, then follow a hunt, moonlight and mighty river through Bohemia. The final piece, based on a Czech folk tale, tells an exciting and dramatic... Read More

Augustana Horn Choir Gets Its Brass Up This Weekend

February 3rd, 2017
Augustana Horn Choir Gets Its Brass Up This Weekend

The Horns are calling! Augie’s Horn Choir is performing on Sunday, February 5 at 4:00 p.m. at Wallenberg Hall on Augustana Campus. This recital will include performances of Wagner, Saint-Saens, Strauss, and many more! The first half of the program will be performed by junior hornist, Alina Lundholm, accompanied by Dr. Charles Schmidt and a duet will be performed with senior hornist Bri Meyer. The Horn Choir will join them for the second half. Wallenberg Hall is located at 3520 7th Ave in Rock Island and this event is free. This’ll definitely be a rare experience you won’t want to forget! I... Read More

Crimes Of The Heart Opens At Augustana

January 26th, 2017
Crimes Of The Heart Opens At Augustana

      The gripping drama Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley will be playing on the Kim and Donna Brunner Main Stage at Augustana College from January 27 through February 5. The play tells the story of the three McGrath sisters, together again in their hometown of Hazelhurst, Mississippi. Lenny is the caretaker of their granddad. Meg, the middle sister, left home to pursue stardom as a singer in Los Angeles, but so far has only found happiness at the bottom of a bottle. The youngest of them all, Babe, has just been arrested for the murder of her abusive husband, Zackery Bottrelle.... Read More

Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble Is ‘Unbound’ This Weekend

January 26th, 2017
Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble Is ‘Unbound’ This Weekend

Augustana College’s Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble will perform their concert titled, “Anchored & Unbound: Songs of Faith, Hope & Freedom” at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 29 at First Lutheran Church in Geneseo, Ill. The group is a select women’s ensemble for singers who wish to develop advanced choral skills. The group is conducted by Dr. Michael Zemek and accompanied by Gail Baldwin. The ensemble is named after Jenny Lind, a nineteenth-century Swedish opera singer often known as the “Swedish Nightingale.” Concert highlights will include “Les balons” composed... Read More