Friday, September 23, 2016

New Orleans-Style Second Line Jazz Band Leads Vol State Students to the Future

“There will be so much happening in this building we think ‘SRB’ should stand for Students Really Boogie,” quipped Diane Black, donor for the Steinhauer-Rogan-Black Building.

Students were “boogying” today. Excitement crackled in the air as the crowd gathered in the dining room for the Grand Opening of the new Humanities Building. Speeches were made and gifts were given as the tireless work of many were recognized as being integral to the project’s completion. A New Orleans-style Second Line jazz band came in and led the way down the “Bridge of the Future.” Students waved banners and carried umbrellas as they followed, forming a parade along the bridge and through the Humanities Building.

Watch the fun!



Everyone made their way downstairs to find a catered feast along with more musical performances. Theater students, under the guidance of instructor Jack Yatsko,  took to the stage, performing improv in the black box theater for the guests.


The festive event was as much of a party as you’ll ever find at Vol State! From the students – thanks again to everyone who made this dream a reality and provided this amazing building for students to learn and grow.

Gaynell Buffinet Payne is a writer, single mother, and student at Volunteer State Community College. She also blogs for Vol State's Returning Adult Learners.

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