ACU’s Student Alumni Association is preparing another Spring Fest for the student body. There will be returning bands and some new student bands.
Auditions for bands were held earlier this week. The process of selecting bands and the line-up is still in progress.
John Alan Archer, senior family studies major from Pflugerville is overseeing auditions for the third year in a row.
“You can expect some ACU favorites that have been around for several years as well as some brand new student bands,” Archer said. “It will be a very fun and exciting event for everyone.”
The bands try out in front of a panel of judges consisting of Student Alumni Association members and students who have musical knowledge and experience.
“[An act] makes the cut determined by the sound of the group, the performance ability, the genre and how that fits into the overall set list, as well as the expected crowd it would bring,” Archer said.
Drew Ritchie, junior Bible major from Lake Jackson and vice president of SAA is heading the Spring Fest event.
“I want Spring Fest to be something that people would be willing to pay money for, even though it’s free,” Ritchie said. “We’re putting it on because we want to give the musician an opportunity to show their skills in front of their friends at ACU. I hope people see Spring Fest as something ACU wanted to do for the students, not to gain money, but for the students to have a good experience listening to and preforming in front of their friends.”
Ritchie said the main attraction of Spring Fest is the student bands. However, there also might be a snow cone stand, lemonade, popcorn and other attractions to make it the best experience possible.
“The Student Alumni Association tries to do things that benefit the alumni, such as homecoming dinner, but we also try to do things that benefit the student body,” Ritchie said. “We want to get bands who the students might never get the opportunity to hear play, so they can come to a concert and hear some of the best musicians at ACU on stage.”
Spring Fest will take place April 3 on the basketball court outside the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.