With the start of the semester, students were not only greeted by new classes, but also with the College Programming Board’s announcement of the Spring Concert performers: The Maine, We the Kings and Mayday Parade. The concert is scheduled for Saturday, April 6.
Students have purchased 470 tickets already.
“We have had a lot of great feedback on Facebook and during our initial announcement because these names are recognizable and a lot of people know at least a few songs,” Emily Egner, the CPB president, said. “People seem to be very excited about having these bands come to Ramapo.”
This concert will be similar in format to last year’s, with three performers doing a 50 to 60 minute set.
“[This format] gets students three hours of music as opposed to an hour and a half to two hours,” Eddie Seavers, associate director for the Center of Student Involvement, said.
The performers were chosen from the results of a survey that students were asked to complete on OrgSync.
“We started with an OrgSync survey, which didn’t include specific artists,” Seavers said. “The form we had looked at show style – headliner or festival – and genre. Based on show style, students were split 50/50 [with] alternative rock and pop leading in genre.”
After the genre and show style were determined from the survey, a list was created of artists who were available and within price range and given to the members of CPB.
“From there, we took their opinions and met as an E-Board to make our decisions on whether we wanted three artists or one and which artists would be most popular with the Ramapo students,” Egner said. “We all really liked the three artists we chose and felt that their names and talent would bring a lot of Ramapo students out to the concert.”
Currently, tickets cost $15 for students and staff, with each additional ticket priced at $20. The night of the concert, tickets will be sold at the door for $25.