Communication Classes Bring Alternative Band to SUU

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SUU’s Department of Communication hosted a concert in the Living Room of the Sharwan Smith Student Center featuring the alternative rock band, Mojave Nomads.

The concert became a reality when Gavin Feller, assistant professor of communication and media studies, brought his media management and broadcast production classes together.

Concert Co-Director Mackenzie Maness, a junior interdisciplinary studies major from Cedar City, said the students in the broadcast production class had no previous experience in concert production or broadcasting. In just a few weeks, Feller taught the group how to work with management, sound and cameras to ultimately prepare them for the event.  

The concert began with a performance from Guillermo Garcia Ballesca, a freshman communication major from Spain, followed by a song by Feller.

Students stormed the stage area at around 7:45 p.m. to listen to the Mojave Nomads. The band played songs from their albums “Black Sheep” and “Phases.”

Story By
Samantha Burfiend

Photos By
Mitchell Quartz