Alumni Choir Reunion

Alumni Choir Reunion

Friday, March 16, 2012 - Sunday, March 18, 2012

Import this Event: ICS

LOCATION: Bluefield College, 3000 College Avenue, Bluefield, VA US 24605



Schedule  •  Lodging  •  Cost  •  Repertoire  • FAQ  •  Child Care  •  Reservation List


The Office of Alumni Relations and the Music Department invite former BC music students to participate in an Alumni Choir Reunion, Friday through Sunday, March 16-18.


In the past this event has been an event held over Homecoming weekend. As the event has grown through the years, we decided a separate reunion weekend would finally be possible. This will be a weekend to reunite and reminisce with former classmates, laugh and make music, and enjoy a short time back at your alma mater.

This year's reunion will honor Professor Bryant Moxley. Professor Moxley, who serves as head of the Department of Music, is celebrating his 10th anniversary of teaching at Bluefield College. For the past 10 years, he has dedicated himself to music not only at Bluefield College, but in the local community and the state. At BC, he has directed Variations, Bluefield Singers, Praise Singers, the BC Orchestra, and the BC Concert Band. Off campus, he has directed the Virginia Baptist Men's Chorale and serves as minister of music at First Baptist Church of Bluefield and board member for Blue Mountain Performing Arts.


Below is a complete schedule for the Alumni Choir Reunion weekend. We hope you will be able to join us for the entire weekend or even just a day.

To make your reservations or for more informtion, contact Alumni Director Joshua D. Cline (’09) by e-mail at or by phone at 276-326-4208 or Moxley by e-mail at or by phone 276-326-4248. You may also may your reservations by visiting the Alumni Choir Reunion Facebook page.

Alumni Choir Reunion 2012 Schedule

Friday, March 16
6:30 p.m.    Registration—Harman Chapel Lower Lobby
7:00 p.m.    Rehearsal #1—Harman 103
8:30 p.m.    Refreshments/Fellowship—Lower Lobby/103
9:15 p.m.    Carnegie Hall/Lincoln Center DVD Viewing   Harman 105
                   Bring yearbooks, photos, etc…for informal share time

Saturday, March 17
9:00 a.m.    Continental Breakfast provided by Music Dept. Faculty—Harman 103
9:30 a.m.    Rehearsal #2—Harman 103
10:45 a.m.  Break—campus tour available
11:00 a.m.  Rehearsal #3—Harman 103
12:15 p.m.  Lunch “on your own”—Coupons will be provided for local restaurants
1:30 p.m.    Jubilate Deo and Music Dept. Update—BC Music Faculty—Harman 103
2:00 p.m.    Final Rehearsal on Stage
2:45 p.m.    Dismiss
5:00 p.m.    Music Alumni Dinner—Shott A & B (cost covered in registration fee)
6:45 p.m.    Final Warm-up/Line Up—Harman 103
7:30 p.m.    Gloria Deo—Music Department  Alumni Reunion Benefit Concert
9:00 p.m.    After Concert Reception—location TBA

Sunday, March 18
10:30 AM      Variations will perform at Bland Street United Methodist Church

                    Alumni are invited to sing and/or attend

Lodging can be secured at the Quality Inn ($70/night) by calling 304-325-6170 or the Comfort Inn ($70/night) by calling 276-326-3688. Rooms must be reserved by March 1 to qualify for group rate and to avoid the Bristol NASCAR weekend crowd. Please use the reservation group “Bluefield College Alumni Choir” to qualify for the reduced rate.

Cost (excluding lodging)
$15 – Pay upon arriving to campus. No advance payment necessary.


Concert Repertoire (selected from the following)
Be Thou My Vision        J. K. Ford
To Love Our God        Mark Hayes
Praise His Holy Name    Keith Hampton
The Battle of Jericho        Moses Hogan
Elijah Rock            Moses Hogan
I Can Tell the World        Moses Hogan
My Eternal King        Jane Marshall
If Ye Love Me            Thomas Tallis
Hallelujah, Amen        G.F. Handel

Frequently Asked Questions

1.    What about my spouse?
Your spouse or significant other is more than welcome to sing 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.    What about my children?
If there is enough interest we will organize youth from area churches to provide childcare.  We only request that you give some donation to the youth group of the church who will be doing this project as a fundraiser.  Of course, your child is welcome to stay with you in rehearsal if you like, it won’t bother the director!  If you prefer to have your spouse care for your child but need a child-friendly space please let me know.  I anticipate using the facilities of FBC for all of the childcare needs.  My goal is to do whatever is needed to help you participate and have a great experience!

3.    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 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!

4.    What will we wear for the concert?
Concert Black — Men- Dark Suits with ties; Ladies- Black dress/skirts etc.
Variations will be performing alone and with the Alumni Reunion Chorus wearing their typical concert dress.

5.    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.  Obviously, we can’t provide childcare without your Pre-Registration.  Perhaps the biggest issue with an unexpected registration is that despite every effort to select a good date, we recently learned that the traditional April date for the Bristol NASCAR race is now scheduled for this same weekend.  Every hotel room will be occupied.  Fortunately, Josh Cline has done outstanding work securing a block of rooms at the former Holiday Inn, now Quality Inn and Comfort Inn at a reasonable rate despite the NASCAR conflict.  We cannot hold those rooms until the day of unless you pre-register and if you not be able to find a room that weekend without a reservation.


Child Care
Make reservations for child care by e-mailing the following information to or

Rehearsal 1:  Friday, 6:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.                  Yes_____   No_____
Rehearsals 2-3:  Saturday, 9:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.       Yes_____   No_____
Final Rehearsal:  Saturday, 1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.         Yes _____  No_____
Performance: 6:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.                             Yes _____  No _____

Name and the age of the child or children planning on attending?

Allergies, symptoms, or information child care providers should know.


Reservation List

Who is planning on attending? Find out by visiting the Alumni Choir Reunion Facebook page.