Video Games: Through the Ages - Game On! Concert Event March 3

Posted on February 26, 2016 by Keith Bohnet
Keith Bohnet

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Video Games: Through the Ages - Game On!!

Want to relive your favorite video games such as Pong, Mario, Zelda, and hear your current video game hits such as Fallout, Halo, Skyrim? You’re in luck! The advanced students in the music business degree program will be producing a multimedia experience for you! Come to the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. to hear and see live performances of video game hits! Come dressed as your favorite video game character to participate in our costume contest. We will be having a Super Smash Brothers match with a live ensemble playing the background music!
Ticket prices are $5 for students and $10 for general admission (cash or check only!). (MAS Passes NOT accepted for this concert.)  You can purchase your tickets at the door on the day of the concert. Accommodation information can be found by calling the Music Department Events Office at (251) 460-7116. More information about the event itself can be found at or you can e-mail

Event Information

The concert will feature student arrangers Luke Smith, Soren Odom, Josh Vaughn, Ryan Boehme, Jonathan Wimberly, Shawn Wright, Peter Kohrman, Chris LeBatard, and Curtis Williams. Performers on the program include a wind, percussion, and various brass ensembles.
The music business students have been working to plan this concert since September. They are putting on this concert as a requirement for a course taught by Dr. Andra Bohnet. The project is meant to show the music business students how to plan, organize, and promote a concert. “Planning a concert is a very useful skill in the music industry and through Dr. Bohnet we are getting a lot of hands on experience we would not be able to get anywhere else. I want to work in the music event planning industry after I graduate and this is an absolute great way to learn about that field!” says senior music business major, Jake Cannon.
Not only are the music business majors benefiting from this production, but the New Music Collective is getting an excellent opportunity at arranging music! The New Music Collective is an organization on campus that supports student composers. It was founded two years ago and has been increasingly visible since it’s inception. Senior music performance major and New Music Collective President, Luke Smith, says “I’m thrilled to see the NMC collaborating with the music business majors. This concert will allow us to display the amazing arranging and composing talent we have in the music department at South Alabama! This concert is special because all of the music has been prepared by USA students. Preparing this concert has been a refreshingly nostalgic experience for me, as I hope it will be for all who come!”


Need directions to Laidlaw?  Just go to Google Maps at and enter "USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center."  We're actually on the corner of University Blvd. and USA Drive South.

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