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Square Dance Benefit - Tonight

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2015 GSC Percussion Ensemble Tickets Are on Sale

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Tickets for the annual Glenville State College Percussion Ensemble went on sale on Monday, March 02, 2015.

Concerts will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2015 and Friday, March 27, 2015 at 7:00 PM in the GSC Fine Arts Center Auditorium.

GSC student tickets are free for the March 26th performance and $12 for the March 27th showing.

Tickets for other students are $15 and the price for general admission is $20.

For more information or to reserve tickets, contact the GSC Fine Arts Department at 304.462.6340.

Palton to Perform Tuba Recital at GSC - Tonight

Guest artist Dr. George Palton will be visiting Glenville State College on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 to perform a tuba recital in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium at 7:00 PM.

Palton is an Adjunct Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Marshal University in Huntington, West Virginia.

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He holds a doctorate of musical arts and a master of music from the University of Kentucky along with a bachelor of music in music education and a bachelor in music from Bowling Green State University.

Palton has placed first in many solo competitions including the Susan Slaughter International Solo Tuba Competition in 2010.

Palton will be accompanied by Mary Beth Norman and Julio Alves.

For more information call 304.462.6340.

Mapes Senior Recital at GSC - 02.20.15

Glenville State College music major Duncan Mapes will perform his senior recital on Friday, February 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium.

Mapes is the son of Janet Bogen and Charles Mapes and is from Harrisville (Ritchie County), West Virginia. He will be performing on marimba, vibes, drum set, snare drum, and multiple other percussion instruments.

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“I have grown a lot as a musician with the help of all the professors in the department. They have taught discipline, study habits, and time management in a way that I could not have received anywhere else. My advisor, Mr. [John] McKinney, has been one of the best music professors I have had the pleasure of working with. I can thank him for giving me the tools I need to be successful in my future,” said Mapes.

He also served as the field commander for the 2014 Pioneer Wall of Sound marching band.

For more information call 304.462.6340.

Ritenour Holding Senior Vocal Recital at GSC - Saturday, February 14, 2015

Glenville State College student vocalist Renee Ritenour will be performing her senior recital on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 4:00 PM in the GSC Fine Arts Center Auditorium.

Ritenour is the daughter of Jane Arnett and Gary Ritenour from Kearneysville (Jefferson County), West Virginia. She is a music education (PreK-adult) major and will be performing a variety of music from composers such as Pergolesi, Strauss, Brahms, Mozart, Bizet and more. She will also perform selections from musical theatre and contemporary art songs.

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“My time at GSC has been incredibly influential in helping me gain the confidence that I need to be successful. Many thanks go to my professors, especially Teresa Dody and Lloyd Bone, for giving me opportunities to grow and experience amazing things,” said Ritenour.

In addition to her studies in music education and vocals, Ritenour plays in the popular GSC Percussion Ensemble and served two years as the auxiliary percussion captain in the Pioneer Marching Band.

Ritenour will complete her student teaching experience in area public schools next semester and graduate in December. Following that, she plans to attend graduate school to study vocal performance and choral conducting.

For more information call 304.462.6340.

VALENTINE’S DAY DANCE - 02.14.15

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Parkersburg Native Scott Cain Dulcimer Performance January 18 and 25,North Bend State Park‏

Fans of the dulcimer will enjoy hearing Parkersburg native Scott Cain perform live at North Bend State Park Sundays, January 18 and 25, 2015.

Playing the hammered dulcimer and lap dulcimer, Cain entertains with traditional music and song.

“Scott lets guests try playing the dulcimer and also talks about the instruments and his music,” said Ken Zebo, North Bend State Park activities coordinator.

Cain will play from Noon until 2:00 PM at North Bend State Park Lodge.

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Parkersburg native Scott Cain will play the hammered and lap dulcimers


Attendance is free.

North Bend State Park also features Sunday buffets in the lodge dining room.

For more information about North Bend State Park, visit www.northbendsp.com or call 304.643.2931.

Winter Jazz Concert is December 05, 2014 at GSC - Tonight

Members of the Glenville State College Jazz Band are preparing for their winter concert, which will take place on Friday, December 05, 2014 at 7:00 PM, in the GSC Fine Arts Center Auditorium.

“This concert is going to feature several different jazz styles so there should be a little something for everyone - we will be doing some swing, rock, and even a little Latin. The band will also be featuring a number of talented soloists on trumpet, saxophone, trombone, guitar, percussion, and even a clarinet,” said Assistant Professor of Music Jason Barr.

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Members of the Glenville State College Jazz Band
practice for their upcoming concert


The first half of the concert will feature jazz and swing music from artists including Glenn Miller, Count Basie, and Artie Shaw.

The second half will feature Christmas tunes performed in a jazz style.

This concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Barr at or 304.462.6350.

Winter Jazz Concert is December 05, 2014 at GSC

Members of the Glenville State College Jazz Band are preparing for their winter concert, which will take place on Friday, December 05, 2014 at 7:00 PM, in the GSC Fine Arts Center Auditorium.

“This concert is going to feature several different jazz styles so there should be a little something for everyone - we will be doing some swing, rock, and even a little Latin. The band will also be featuring a number of talented soloists on trumpet, saxophone, trombone, guitar, percussion, and even a clarinet,” said Assistant Professor of Music Jason Barr.

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Members of the Glenville State College Jazz Band
practice for their upcoming concert


The first half of the concert will feature jazz and swing music from artists including Glenn Miller, Count Basie, and Artie Shaw.

The second half will feature Christmas tunes performed in a jazz style.

This concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Barr at or 304.462.6350.

Veterans and Military Ball To Be Held November 08, 2014 at Glenville State College

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Members of the Glenville State College Student Veterans Association invite everyone to this year’s Veterans and Military Ball on Saturday, November 08, 2014.

The ball’s organizers emphasized that attendees do not have to be in the military nor be a veteran to attend. Rather, the ball is an opportunity for community members, students, and faculty to show their support for our veterans while enjoying a fun evening together.

This year’s theme is ‘Remembering Those Who Served in Korea.’ Tickets for the evening are $25 each and include cocktails, dinner, and live music.

A cocktail hour will begin at 6:00 PM with dinner being served at 7:00 PM in GSC’s Mollohan Campus Community Center Ballroom.

The dance floor will open at 8:00 PM.

Dress is semi-formal.

All are encouraged to make their reservation by Monday, November 03, 2014 at 304.462.6056.

Boyd Senior Recital Planned - Tonight

Glenville State College Bluegrass music major Laiken Boyd will perform her senior recital on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 7:00 PM in the GSC Fine Arts Center Auditorium.

The recital is free to attend and open to the public.

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Boyd, from Cameron (Marshall County), West Virginia, has focused primarily on the bluegrass fiddle while at GSC.  However, she also has taken courses in bluegrass guitar, mandolin, upright bass, and vocal applied lessons and plans to demonstrate a little bit of each of those at her recital.

“It has been a great experience for me as a musician to learn and grow here at GSC. I couldn’t ask for a friendlier, or more professional, learning environment. I have learned so much about being a bluegrass musician throughout my time with the bluegrass band here. After I graduate this fall I plan on attending Appalachian State University for a Masters’ in Appalachian Studies. Glenville State has given me the means to confidently pursue this next step in my education,” said Boyd.

“Laiken has been a true asset to the bluegrass program at Glenville State College, and we all hate to see her go so quickly. I am really proud of the musician that she has become. I have no doubts that she will be successful in pursuing her Master’s at Appalachian State. If you enjoy good old-time and traditional bluegrass music, you don’t want to miss this Senior Recital,” said GSC Bluegrass Music Program Director Megan Darby.

For more information about the recital or the GSC Bluegrass Degree Program, contact Darby at or 304.462.6347.

Veterans and Military Ball To Be Held November 08, 2014 at Glenville State College

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Members of the Glenville State College Student Veterans Association invite everyone to this year’s Veterans and Military Ball on Saturday, November 08, 2014.

The ball’s organizers emphasized that attendees do not have to be in the military nor be a veteran to attend. Rather, the ball is an opportunity for community members, students, and faculty to show their support for our veterans while enjoying a fun evening together.

This year’s theme is ‘Remembering Those Who Served in Korea.’ Tickets for the evening are $25 each and include cocktails, dinner, and live music.

A cocktail hour will begin at 6:00 PM with dinner being served at 7:00 PM in GSC’s Mollohan Campus Community Center Ballroom.

The dance floor will open at 8:00 PM.

Dress is semi-formal.

All are encouraged to make their reservation by Monday, November 03, 2014 at 304.462.6056.

Boyd Senior Recital Planned

Glenville State College Bluegrass music major Laiken Boyd will perform her senior recital on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 7:00 PM in the GSC Fine Arts Center Auditorium.

The recital is free to attend and open to the public.

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Boyd, from Cameron (Marshall County), West Virginia, has focused primarily on the bluegrass fiddle while at GSC.  However, she also has taken courses in bluegrass guitar, mandolin, upright bass, and vocal applied lessons and plans to demonstrate a little bit of each of those at her recital.

“It has been a great experience for me as a musician to learn and grow here at GSC. I couldn’t ask for a friendlier, or more professional, learning environment. I have learned so much about being a bluegrass musician throughout my time with the bluegrass band here. After I graduate this fall I plan on attending Appalachian State University for a Masters’ in Appalachian Studies. Glenville State has given me the means to confidently pursue this next step in my education,” said Boyd.

“Laiken has been a true asset to the bluegrass program at Glenville State College, and we all hate to see her go so quickly. I am really proud of the musician that she has become. I have no doubts that she will be successful in pursuing her Master’s at Appalachian State. If you enjoy good old-time and traditional bluegrass music, you don’t want to miss this Senior Recital,” said GSC Bluegrass Music Program Director Megan Darby.

For more information about the recital or the GSC Bluegrass Degree Program, contact Darby at or 304.462.6347.

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