Join the West Chester University Symphony Orchestra as it performs popular Broadway tunes from West Side Story, The Phantom of the Opera, and more during its second annual outdoor Concert on the Quad on Wednesday, April 18 from 5:30-7:30 PM.
Pre-concert performances begin at 4:15 PM and include the WCU Steel Drum Ensemble, WCU Latin Jazz Ensemble, and Dali String Quartet. Show up early for a great lawn spot and even better entertainment!
The following day, April 19, is WCU’s annual Banana Day, a student rite of spring that features:
- the doling out of more than 3,000 free bananas at almost every corner of campus
- peeling around corners in banana and gorilla costumes
- competing in a bunch of banana-themed games all over the university to win coveted Banana Day t-shirts
The ritual recently won first place in “Your Best Campus Tradition,” an annual competition sponsored by the National Association for Campus Activities.
A great stress-reducer for students prior to exams, Banana Day was founded in 1996 by WCU alumnus Rodolfo “Rudy” Tellez, who organized the distribution of thousands of bananas across campus as a way to celebrate school spirit. This year’s festivities will be held from 11 AM-3 PM.
Later that night, WCU will roll out the red carpet for student filmmakers from West Chester and Cheyney universities who competed in the second annual 48HR DubC Film Race. The awards ceremony begins at 6 PM in Sykes Student Union Room 10A.
The Film Race is a creative arts opportunity where students team up with friends and produce a short film – write it, shoot it, edit it, and produce it – in only 48 hours.
Student teams gather, pre-register, and then draw for key elements to feature in their three- to five-minute film.
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