By Paul A. Anthony, Editor in Chief
Two of the nation’s most popular Christian bands will return to campus this March, officials announced in Wednesday’s Students’ Association meeting.
Caedmon’s Call and Jars of Clay, which appeared here separately over the past two years, will play together in Moody on March 25 as part of the bands’ nationwide tour of college campuses.
“We’re really excited to be able to get them here,” said Keith Clark, who is in charge of organizing concerts for SA’s campus entertainment committee.
Tickets for the concert will be $12 for general admission seating and $15 for floor seating. Tickets will go on sale in about two weeks, Clark said.
Clark said the concert was made possible by David Kuykendall, an Abilene resident who is related to one of the Caedmon’s Call band members. Kuykendall had worked with SA to bring the band to campus in 2000.
“Since they know him, they were willing to work with us,” Clark said. “And they wanted to come play.”
Clark said both bands were pleased with the reception they had received from students in their past Abilene performances. Caedmon’s Call members contacted Kuykendall when they confirmed an open date in the middle of the tour’s swing through Texas.
Clark and Kuykendall worked with the band to make sure SA could comply with the bands’ tour rider-or list of requirements bands create for each concert promoter.
Clark also worked with the university to make sure Moody would be free and that SA would have approval to sponsor the concert.
The announcement was greeted with enthusiasm among the members of Congress, which began the semester with a reminder from president Jeremy Smith that they were operating under new rules as laid out in a proposal passed Dec. 4.
The proposal set up this semester as a trial period for a new plan that changes the committee structure, formalizes the meetings’ announcements time and narrows the role of all voting members.
“If you don’t like it,” Smith told Congress, “don’t do it next year. We’ll go back to doing what we’re doing.” He added that he thought the proposal was a good first step toward making ACU’s student government “freaking cool.”
All undergraduate students are members of the Students’ Association and are invited to all SA meetings, which are conducted every Wednesday at 5 p.m. in Room 114 of the Biblical Studies Building.