ACS: Student-Run Concerts Bring the Party Home to BMC

Posted October 21st, 2010 at 2:55 pm.

On Friday, Oct. 23, the Alternative Concert Series will host folk-rock band The Spring Standards, along with electro-acoustic act Lucas Carpenter, at 8 p.m. in Rhoads Dining Hall. The concert is one in a long line hosted by the ACS, a student-run committee appointed and funded by the Self-Government Association.

The ACS rocks the Bryn Mawr campus several times each year, organizing large concerts for the student body. Recent ACS concerts have featured acts ranging from spoken-word artist Andrea Gibson to indie-pop group The Hush Sound.

ACS is known for bringing music to campus from a wide range of genres, and that is one of the reasons Bryn Mawr students are drawn to ACS concerts. Says Kate Grant ’12, head of ACS, “I think the best thing about this semester is going to be the variety of concerts we’ll be having.”

Grant, a longtime fan of ACS, was appointed committee head this year after joining the committee as a sophomore. Looking eagerly ahead to the rest of the semester, Grant says, “No two shows that we’re planning this semester are the same. I really hope that by the end of the semester we will have had a show that appeals to almost everyone on campus.

“Having the opportunity to invigorate Bryn Mawr’s social scene has been pretty awesome,” she adds. “So many people came to our last concert. It was great to see everyone out and having fun.”

Bryn Mawr students of all class years are encouraged to get involved with the many facets of campus life and can apply to SGA to be appointed to the Alternative Concert Series Committee. The SGA Appointments Committee interviews applicants for ACS at the end of each school year.

—Ellie Rhymer ’12

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