Celebration of Music to benefit Educational Opportunity Program

November 02, 2011

Tickets are on sale now for the Celebration of Music set for 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at Penn State York. Tiffany Barlow, a senior in human development and family studies (HD FS) at York, decided to put together an evening of music to raise funds for the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP). Barlow, from Fairfield, Pa., is working with EOP students and the program as part of her HD FS internship.  The musical celebration is in the Conference Center of the Main Classroom Building at the campus.

“The reason for the Celebration of Music is to raise money for the EOP,” said Barlow. “This important program provides opportunities to students of limited financial means who are interested in Penn State and who show academic promise and ability but may not initially fall within the general admission standards in terms of high school grades and standardized test scores. The EOP offers support and resources for these students to help them throughout college and help them succeed.”

Through her work with EOP students, Barlow has learned of situations where students are in need of additional financial support other than the $125 certificate that is provided to them if they meet the criteria of the program and attend study halls and meetings. Barlow wants to be sure students can pay for their books and hopes the musical event will bring in additional funds for the program.

Barlow has put together an evening of music including everything from a piano and violin musical duel to a screamo band. The performers will be set-up around the Conference Center and take turns performing.

Performers include Clutch the Impulse, a screamo band; We Fought by the Sword, a hardcore, rock, techno, and alternative band that includes Martin Arabi, a Penn State York student;  SYGNAL, otherwise known as Dubset DJ and local artist Connor Strategos; and Eli Flako Almanzar, a Latino DJ and a student at Penn State York who is part of the EOP. Rhoi Fajardo and Peter Bottros, both Penn State York students, will have a musical duel on piano and violin; and finally, Penn State York student Scott M. Bowser’s alternative band will perform.

Tickets are $5 for Penn State York students, faculty, staff and alumni; and $10 for the general public. Children under age 12 are free. Tickets will be available at the door and can also be purchased from noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9, outside the Lion’s Den in the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center on campus.

For more information on the event, contact Barlow at tjb5187@psu.edu or 717-515-0686.




  • Clutch the Impulse is one of the bands scheduled to perform during Penn State York's Celebration of Music on Nov. 11 to benefit the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP).

    IMAGE: Penn State

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Last Updated November 03, 2011