Music from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and today featuring HSU students. Family Fun Enlightened by Faith and Music!
Up front fun!
Pre show fun!
HSU Rocks is tonight!
Come see all these amazing students perform and get down to music from the 70's and on.
Tickets and limited tshirts are $10 each.
Show starts at 8!
Concessions will be sold by Alpha Psi Omega and they will also be collecting donations for the Ybarra Family.
Tonight's show will be dedicated to Elise Ybarra. We will have a special performance and a candlelight vigil at the end of the show.
Cameron singing A Million Reasons!
Kaelon Mclemore's interview with KTAB's Victor Sotelo for KTAB4U!
Tonight is student and faculty night but Saturday's show will be open to everyone.
Get ready, Cowboys.
Come out for a rocking good time this Saturday at Hardin-Simmons University. Students will perform rock songs from the 1970s to now. The concert is dedicated to the memory of Detective Elise Ybarra
Tonight is student and faculty night!
Everyone has been working hard in rehearsal and it's time to show HSU some of the most talented people on campus! Alpha Phi Omega will be selling concessions and taking donations for Elise Ybarra's family today and tomorrow.
Elise Ybarra was a Abilene police officer who's watch ended August 6th, 2017 on her way to Dallas for a Crimes Against Children Conference. She leaves behind her husband and 10-month-old daughter. At this time we'd like to ask our HSU family to come together and show our love and support for the Ybarra family.
Saturday's concert is dedicated to Elise Ybarra.
Emily Hatch take over!!!!!!
Serayah Peters is in our spotlight this week.
Serayah Peters majoring in music education will be a Junior this coming fall! She has been last seen in Godspell (as herself) and in the opera The Medium (as Mrs. Nolan). She has Assistant Directed one musical, and will Music Direct her second musical this fall. This will be her first time performing at HSU Rocks and she will be singing Next to Me by Emeli Sandé. "This song was referred to me by a friend and I really liked it! It's fun to get a chance to sing something modern for a change! This song really makes me think of all the people that have made a lasting impact in my life, and have made me the woman I am today.
In our spotlight this week is Brenna Sheridan!
Brenna is a BFA Musical Theatre major, she has been seen in productions like Adams Family, Godspell, and many more. She is a senior at Hardin-Simmons and will be singing People Have the Power by Patti Smith! She also is recently engaged to the love of her life and shortly after graduation, plans on moving to what she considers the greatest city in the world,New York City! Come out and enjoy her performance at this years HSU Rocks Concert!
In our spotlight this week is Dakota Medlin!
Dakota Medlin is an incoming junior and is a BFA Musical Theatre candidate from Granbury, TX. He has been seen in multiple productions at HSU, most recently in Godspell and The Addams Family, and was featured in the very first HSU Rocks his freshman year (pictured above) singing "Sherry," first performed by The Four Seasons. For this year's concert, he will be performing "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day and he says, "Green Day wasn't really a band I got into until I was in middle school, but this song has been one that I come back to because of the constant reminder that we 'walk alone' until we finally make that decision to venture out with someone else. Enjoy guys!"
We're selling shirts for $10 at HSU Rocks this year! Our preorders are now open. If you would like to preorder a shirt, please send an email to [email protected] with your contact information, shirt selection and sizes. Get them while you can.
HSU Rocks Team
In this weeks spotlight is Sierra Crook!
Sierra Crook is a BFA Theatre Design major from El Paso, Texas. She says she loves doing technical work for theatre productions, but has always been curious about what it would be like to do it in a live concert setting. She also thinks this is a great opportunity to learn the basics and further my career in the technical design field.
Our spotlight is on Conner Gorby! Conner Gorby is a Senior Music Theory/Composition major at Hardin-Simmons University. He has played Bass guitar for many ensembles including the Hardin-Simmons Jazz Ensemble and the Key City Jazz Quartet. He also plays other instruments for the HSU including bass clarinet and baritone saxophone. This is his second year with HSU Rocks and he's glad to be back. This is Conner Gorby!
In our spotlight this week is Robert Taylor, Jr! Robert Taylor, Jr is a BFA Theatre Education major from Forney, Tx. At this years HSU Rocks, hewill be singing I Miss You by blink-182. He says "it has been his favorite band since middle school and he's always wanted to perform one of their songs."
This is Robert Taylor, Jr.!
In our spotlight this week is Nathan Lowe!
"Hello all, my name is Nathan Lowe and I am a Vocal Performance major here at Hardin-Simmons University. My father is in the United States Air Force so I have lived in numerous states across the nation. I currently live in San Antonio, Texas, and absolutely love it here. My previous music experience includes being a part of a few musicals in addition to numerous student recitals. The musicals I have had the opportunity to be a part of are Oklahoma! (Will Parker) in Michigan, The Little Mermaid (Ensemble) in San Antonio, The Addams Family (Ancestor) at HSU, and Godspell (Lamar/Telly) at HSU. I’m singing “You’re the Inspiration” because it was suggested to me by Dr. Tucker out of a small list of great tunes. Out of the list he suggested, I really loved the tune of this song in particular, and I found the lyrics to be sweet and uplifting. I hope you all enjoy this song as much as I have enjoyed preparing it!"
Our featured artist of the week is Ricardo Ramirez. Born and Raised in San Antonio, Texas. Ricardo has been singing since he was a young boy. Music has always been his passion and says he can always find refuge and peace in music when he is troubled. Ricardo also believes there is nothing else he would want to do with his life.
Come see Ricardo perform Without You by Harry Nilson and Don't Stop Believing by Journey at HSU Rocks!
Our featured artist of the week is Tia Brown. Tia is from Beaumont, Tx and is a BFA Musical Theatre Major. This is her first time performing in HSU Rocks.
She says she 'selected "Love On The Brain", a song that addresses the emotional dynamics and the authenticity of raw feelings mixed with great passion.'
Its lyrics Expose the vulnerability of man while painting the desire for the fire of it.
This is Tia Brown.
In our spotlight this Friday is Brandi Poyer. Brandi is a Senior at Hardin-Simmons University where she studies Business Administration with a minor in Music. Brandi has been involved in choir since she was 10 years old and is an active member in HSU's Concert Choir. She currently works for HSU's recording studio as the Recording Technician and is happy to be working for HSU ROCKS for the second time!
Sterling is a music business major at Hardin-Simmons University. She started singing when she was 3, entering local talent shows and choirs. Her love of music has only been enhanced over the years as she has continued to pursue a career involving commercial music. The song, Bottom of the River by Delta Rae is a different style of rock song. Using only a bass drum, a chain and barrels, drumsticks and vocals, it presents a different view of how music can be made!
Be sure to check her out at this years HSU Rocks along with many other talented students at Hardin-Simmons University.
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