Voices become instruments in new COM ensemble

Talented singers and students can now join Duck and Cover, College of the Mainland’s newest vocal group, an a cappella choir.

“Every instrument can be replicated by the human voice. The group will have the ability to wow an audience,” said Dr. James Heffel, director. “President Beth Lewis suggested creating the group and calling it Duck and Cover because we’re the COM Fighting Ducks and we will be singing cover songs, not original songs.”

Students and community members must audition for the group, which will accept up to 16 members. Participants may earn college credit for it or take it as a continuing education class ($60).  

The group plans to perform regionally and compete.

“It’s going to be a powerful group. It will sing a wide variety of musical styles,” said Heffel. “A cappella is really cool because you carry every instrument you need with you [your voice].”

Rehearsals will be twice a week, Monday and Wednesday p.m.

Scholarships up to $1,000 depending on the number of classes students are taking are available for students accepted in the group. Students must apply for scholarships by June 17.

Call Joyce Palmer to arrange an audition or for more information at 409-933-8348 or email jpalmer@com.edu.

The COM Fine Arts Program seeks to educate, entertain and unite students and the community by offering vocal, instrumental, theatre and visual arts opportunities. COM Vocal Arts groups have tour nationally and internationally to acclaim.

For more information visit www.com.edu/fine-arts.

 

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