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Students Boogie with Jazz Band

Dinner proved to be a much more exciting event on Friday, November 20, as students danced to the infectious sounds of the jazz band.

Berea College Jazz Band

With songs such as “It Don’t Mean a Thing," students seemed to be unable to keep their seats and leapt up to groove with the jazzy beats. Some students kept to a two-step, while others went into more complicated variations of swing dance. The cafeteria audience also enjoyed the event. With varied shouts egging the dancers on, the audience encouraged the band and the dancing students. The audience even applauded enthusiastically for the captivating performance of both groups. First-year Samantha Stolt said, "I really enjoyed the mini-concert. It sure added a lot of flavor to dinner!"

The jazz band, composed of about 20 students, set up in the cafeteria Saturday of Homecoming to bring this flavor to an otherwise monotonous dinner. The band played songs such as "Smooth,"" Sing Sing Sing", and " Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy", with a solo saxophone performance by Josh Hoke in "Girl from Ipanema". This event has become a Homecoming tradition, and each year student participation and enthusiasm grows. With expectations set, Berea College can expect another whirlwind performance next year.

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