That’s right, guys, the event of the year we have all been waiting for: Beatlemore Skidmania! For those of you who don’t know, this event showcases student covers of classic Beatles songs. The acts range from solos to college bands to a cappella groups. You’ll get a mix of every genre in this concert, so everyone is guaranteed a good time. Both students and faculty can be in this concert. This year, the theme is The Beatles Arrive in America, 1964. 50 years ago they came! That’s really old! Crazy times.
The concert itself is organized by the Chair of the Music Department,
the infamous walrus Gordon Thompson. He and a group of students (the Beatlemore Student Commitee as some may call it) organize the event and select which groups will be performing in the show. The proceeds of the show are going to be donated to Skidmore Cares, and student financial aid. That’s right, you paying money for tickets will also help you get money to keep going to this college. Science?
If you want to audition to take part in this concert event of the year, video submissions will start to be accepted October 1st, and you can submit up until October 9th. Method of submission TBD, but when we know, you will know. A list of the songs you can cover can be found here.
Apparently, tickets have been on sale since September 3rd. They’re only $5, so I say get on them! Some of the wildest performances I’ve seen have been at Beatlemore, so I say get on them! If you’re an alum in Boston or New York, there are going to be live streams of the show (again, when we know where, you will know where), with other cities in consideration. There also will be a live stream online, so if you wanna watch it by your lonesome self with some wine, have at it.
Performances this year are Friday, November 21st @ 8pm, Saturday, November 22nd @ 2pm and 8pm
Filene-Ladd Concert Hall, Zankel Music Center