Music Alumni Reunion - 2020

Music Alumni Reunion - 2020

Friday, February 21, 2020 - Saturday, February 22, 2020

Import this Event: ICS

LOCATION: Bluefield College – Harman Chapel, 3000 College Avenue, Bluefield, VA US 24605

COORDINATOR: Charles Priest,

COST: : $15.00, : $15.00


The Music Department and the Office of Alumni Relations invite you to participate in the bi-annual Music Alumni Weekend on February 21-22, 2020. The weekend will feature Alumni Choir and Alumni Band events. This will be a weekend to reunite and reminisce with fellow alumni, laugh and make music, and enjoy time back on the grounds of our alma mater.

This year, we are honored to feature Dr. Barbara Hudson as our Alumni Choir director. Dr. Husdon served as Assistant and Associate Professor of Music at Bluefield College from 2006 until 2012. Currently, Dr. Hudson serves as Applied Voice Instructor, Director of Choral Ensembles, and Music Department Chair at Snead State Community College in Boaz, Alabama. She has taught applied voice, music curriculum courses, directed choirs and opera theatre ensembles, and served as staff accompanist at the college level since 1989.

We will also welcome guest conductors for the Alumni Band: Nick Hinkle '16 (Director of Bands, Bluefield High School in Bluefield, WV & Instrumental Music Chair for Mercer County Schools) and Joseph Whitt '14 (Band Director, Patrick County High School).

Music Alumni Weekend 2020 Schedule 


Friday, February 21

6:30 PM Registration – Harman Chapel Lower Lobby

7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal 1 – Harman 103; Band Rehearsal – Chapel Stage

8:30 PM Refreshments/Fellowship – Lower Lobby/103

Saturday, February 22

9:00 AM Continental Breakfast provided – Harman 103

9:30 AM Choir Rehearsal 2 – Harman 103; Band Rehearsal – Chapel Stage

10:45 AM Break

11:00 AM Choir Rehearsal 3 – Harman 103; Band Rehearsal – Chapel Stage

12:15 PM Lunch on your own

1:45 PM Call for Final Rehearsal

2:00 PM Final Rehearsal on Stage

3:30 PM Dismiss

5:00 PM Music Alumni Dinner – Shott A/B

6:45 PM Final Warm-up/Line Up – Harman 103

7:30 PM Music Department Alumni Reunion Concert


Lodging can be secured at one of the following two options:

At the Quality Inn in Bluefield, WV ($70/night) by calling (304) 325-6170. Please use the reservation group "Bluefield College Music Reunion" to qualify for the rate.

At the Comfort Inn in Bluefield, VA ($77/night for an upstairs room or $86/night for a downstairs room) by calling (276) 326-3688. Please use the reservation group "Bluefield College Music Reunion" to qualify for the rates.


1. What about my spouse?

Your spouse or significant other is more than welcome to sing or play with us if they are musical. If not, they are welcome to "hang out" around campus (Library, SAC, campus nature trail, etc…) or to take in all of the amenities of the Bluefields!

2. Who can attend?

Anyone who considers themselves an alum/friend of the BC Music Department is encouraged to attend. Whatever era, whatever ensemble, whatever your major - if you participated in music at BC, we want you to attend and to bring your college friends. Please help spread the word. Despite our best efforts, someone might not be invited unless you contact them. Only you can persuade your circle of friends to participate.

3. What will we wear for the concert?

Men: White long-sleeve dress shirt, black pants, black shoes;

Ladies: Black and white (dress/skirt; pants/shirt; etc.)

4. Can I just show up without Pre-Registration?

Yes, but it will be a big help to us to have your reservations so we can have enough copies of the music and enough food.