The Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies program at East Tennessee State University is hosting a reception next Wednesday afternoon during the World of Bluegrass convention for Alumni and friends. It will be held from 5:00-6:30 p.m. in Room 306A at the Raleigh Convention Center.
Program Director Dan Boner said that anyone who has attended the program over the past three decades is invited to attend, along with friends and supporters of the program and the University.
“We’re happy to be approaching our 35th anniversary of teaching Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies at East Tennessee State University. We thought it would be a good idea to get everyone together to celebrate, and what better time than when we’ll be attending IBMA’s World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, NC.
This is the first event we’ve ever had like this, and we encourage all of our alumni to come celebrate with us! We’d love to hear what they’re doing now.”
Food and refreshments will be provided, and the 2016 ETSU Pride Band will perform. The band consists of the top students in the program, the “Pride of ETSU Bluegrass.” This year’s band includes Brady Wallen, Max Etling, Troy Boone, Aynsley Porchak, and Aaron “Frosty” Foster.
The point is just to get alumni together to catch up. Other faculty and staff will also be in attendance.