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Whitman Events Board Shapes Student Programming

Georgia Lyon

March 10, 2016

Whitman Events Board (WEB) is the student-run group in charge of programming on campus.

Down North Brings the Funk to Coffeehouse

Vincent Warne

February 1, 2014

Seattle-based foursome Down North brought their unique brand of funky, rocking soul music to Coffeehouse this past Friday, Jan. 31. They kicked off the show with a bang and maintained a high level of energy for their entire set. Their music is an amalgamation of several genres, skirting the line between...

Origami workshop attendees well-supplied

Origami workshop attendees well-supplied

Faith Bernstein

April 10, 2013

Last Thursday, April 4, Whitman Events Board Creative Arts organized an origami paper folding workshop in Reid Coffeehouse.  While the event was met with low attendance, those who came were supplied with plain color and patterned paper and large instruction sheets for a wide variety of designs includin...

Which Bear blends diverse instruments, crafts exotic ‘gypsy jazz’ flavor

Credit: Allie Felt

Alex Hagen

February 16, 2012

Which Bear, a baroque folk band comprised of eight Whitman students, burst onto the local music scene on Friday, Feb. 3 with a buzzed-about Coffeehouse show in the Reid basement. The band, previously known as The Futures Traders, formed late last year and is led by junior Bo Sagal and senior Mark Gla...

Whittie father-son duo forms heart of Seattle jazz band

Alex Hagen

December 1, 2011

If you've attended a Coffeehouse concert at Reid at some point over the past few years, chances are you've heard the music of Ranger and the Re-Arrangers, a band founded by violinist Ranger Sciacca '09 and his father Michael on rhythm guitar. The band last visited Whitman on Friday, Nov. 11. The qu...

Whitman rockers Plateau build success on the road


September 8, 2011

For most Whitties, September is time to settle down in Walla Walla, but for resident rockers Plateau, life on the road rages on. The Pioneer called the band members as they were heading to a Friday concert at the Emerald Downs racetrack in Auburn, Wash. Whitman senior and bassist Matthew Sweeney e...

Student band Plateau realeases new CD, plans summer tour

C.J. Wisler

February 10, 2011

Expect many changes for student band and Coffeehouse regular Plateau. The band released their second album and will tour the West Coast this summer. Plateau, whose musical style bass player and junior Matt Sweeney describes as "jangly-punky aesthetic with melodic sensibility", originated in Enumclaw,...

Ranger and the Re-Arrangers

McCaulay Singer-Milnes

October 21, 2010

Whitman alumni Ranger Sciacca '09 is returning to campus with his band Ranger and the Re-Arrangers to play at the WEB sponsored Coffeehouse on Friday, Oct. 22. at 9 p.m. Coffeehouse, a popular event held multiple times throughout the year, allows bands and other artists, such as slam poets, to perform...

Pio Picks

C.J. Wisler

September 16, 2010

Each Thursday, The Pioneer highlights several events happening on campus or in Walla Walla over the weekend. Here are this week's picks: Coffeehouse Open Mic Night Bring your poems, your guitars, your stand-up act or just your body and enjoy Whitman's finest talent. Part of Coffeehouse's more local a...

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