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Commencement Homecoming

Class of ’68 Reunion at Homecoming

Friday, Sept. 28 - Sunday, Sept. 30

The 50-year class is invited to register for activities in celebration of their 50th class reunion!

Events Schedule

Friday, September 28

  • Barbecue (6 – 7:30 p.m.), Adults: $12
  • Central College Vocal Ensemble and Alumni Talent (7:30 p.m.), free event

Saturday, September 29

  • Pancake Breakfast (8 – 10 a.m.), Adults: $7
  • Tailgate Lunch (11 a.m.), Adults: $11
  • Post-game Party (post-game), Adults: $15
  • Class Reunion Dinner in Maytag Student Center (TBD), free event
  • Douwstra Renovation Celebration (7:30 p.m.), free event

Sunday, September 30

  • Brunch (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.), Adults: $11

*Call Jeffy Schuring at 641-628-5226 to reserve football tickets to Saturdays game.

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Renew Your Choral Friendships at Homecoming

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018

Please note if you are performing with the A Cappella Choir, you will not need a ticket to
Saturday night’s concert. However, any guests coming with you to the event will have to
have a ticket to gain entrance into Douwstra! Click the button at the bottom of this page
to reserve a ticket for your guests.

Join the A Cappella Choir in song as we celebrate the grand opening of the revitalized and renovated Douwstra Auditorium! The arts are alive and thriving at Central College and this new concert hall promises a bright future. Distinguished music alumni, Jared McCarty ’09 and Liza Calisesi Maidens ’10, will provide musical inspiration, as will Professor Mark Babcock ’91, director of choral activities, who will celebrate 20 years at Central College this fall.

The choir will perform music that has been central to our choral tradition throughout the past 86 years.

Schedule

9 a.m. Coffee time, Graham Room 1
9:30 a.m. Rehearsal, Douwstra stage
11 a.m. Tailgate Under the Big Tent, on the grassy area behind H.S. Kuyper Fieldhouse.
Cost: $11
11:30 a.m. – noon VIP/donor/50th class Douwstra preview tour
1 p.m. Football: Central vs. Buena Vista
Post-game Post-game party, Pacha Family Lower Lobby in P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium
Cost: $15
6:30 p.m. Alumni choir warm-up
7:30 p.m. Concert in Douwstra Auditorium

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Renew Your Musical Friendships!

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018

Please note if you are performing with the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, you will not need a ticket to Saturday night’s concert. However, any guests coming with you to the event will have to
have a ticket to gain entrance into Douwstra! Click the button at the bottom of this page
to reserve a ticket for your guests.

Join the Symphonic Wind Ensemble as we celebrate the grand opening of the revitalized and renovated Douwstra Auditorium! The arts are alive and thriving at Central College and this new concert hall promises a bright future. Distinguished music alumni, Emory Dease ’07, Justin Von Ahsen ’11 and Dick Redman ’76 will provide musical inspiration, as will Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands Dr. Mitchell Lutch.

The wind ensemble will perform music that has been central to our wind band tradition during the past 86 years. The A Cappella Choir, under the direction of Professor Mark Babcock ’91 will also perform during the concert with both groups joining forces to close the program.

9 a.m.                                   Coffee time, Graham Room 1

11 a.m.                                  Tailgate under the big tent – $11 at the gate

3 p.m.                                   SWE Alumni Rehearsal, Douwstra Stage

4 p.m.                                   Rehearse with current SWE, Douwstra Stage

5 p.m.                                   Post-game party – $15 includes heavy hors-doeuvres, pay at the door

7:30 p.m.                             Concert

Music will be sent via electronic PDF’s prior to the event.

For additional information contact Associate Professor of Music Mitch Lutch at lutchm@central.edu.

P.S. Don’t forget to see Chris Weaver ’10 in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28.

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Take a Seat at One or all Three Concerts at Homecoming!

Friday, Sept. 28 - Sunday, Sept. 30

7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28

Douwstra Auditorium–doors open at 7 p.m.

Chris Weaver ’10 is back and ready to christen the newly renovated auditorium!
Also appearing: ALMA and the Chamber Singers

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29

Douwstra Auditorium–doors open at 7 p.m.

The A Cappella Choir and alumni choir will take center stage along with special guests Jared Fritz-McCarty ’09 and Liza Calisesi Maidens ’10. The Symphonic Wind Ensemble and alumni Symphonic Wind Ensemble will be joined by special guests Emory Dease ’07, Justin Von Ahsen ’11 and Dick Redman ’76.

1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30

Douwstra Auditorium–doors open at 12:30

The auditorium will be hopping to the beat of the big steel drums for the 12th annual Flying Pans Steel Band Alumni Concert. You won’t want to miss it!

Get your ticket(s) for one or all three of these FREE concerts today! Limited seating for all performances.

Attendees must pre-register!

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Wrestling Alumni Day

Saturday, Oct. 27

Coach Eric Van Kley and the Dutch wrestling team invite you to the Red/White Intersquad Dual. Meet the team, tour the facility and catch up with friends.

Go Dutch!

10 a.m. – noon Red/White Intersquad Dual
Noon – 12:30 p.m. Optional tour of the P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium and wrestling room
1 – 5 p.m. Lunch and social at The Sports Page Grill
1111 W 16th St., Pella

 

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