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Chastity Belt and Reptaliens in review

Indie band Reptaliens community. Photos by Dana Kendrick

Ann Karneus, A&E Reporter

March 5, 2020

Four Whitman alumni returned to campus on Saturday, but they weren't here for a reunion. They returned as Chastity Belt, a Seattle-based indie rock band with the intent to illuminate Reid Ballroom. Before Chastity Belt took the stage around 8 p.m., the Reptaliens – another indie rock band – pla...

Celebrating the Work and Retirement of Dr. Susan Pickett

Celebrating the Work and Retirement of Dr. Susan Pickett

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

May 10, 2018

As the school year draws to a close, Whitman students and faculty say farewell to Catherine Gould Chism Professor of Music Dr. Susan Pickett, who will be retiring at the end of this semester. Pickett, who has taught at Whitman for thirty-seven years, has been a teacher, mentor, colleague, and friend...

A Meditative Sitar Performance

Professor J.J. Gregg brought a rare chance to hear the sitar to Whitman.

Nidhi Jaltare, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018

Sounds of the sitar resonated through Kimball Theatre as Whitman professor J.J. Gregg gave a performance on Friday, Feb. 23. The concert, part of the Whitman Music Department’s “Fridays at Four” series, brought an excellent opportunity to hear such an instrument to campus, and audience members...

“Songs of Youth and Joy,” A Unique Collaboration Among Walla Walla Musicians

Photo by Amelia Wells.

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2017

Captivating and collaborative, the “Songs of Youth and Joy” concert showcased the incredible musical talent of four Walla Walla musical groups. Held in Cordiner Hall on Sunday, Feb. 26, the concert consisted of performances by Walla Walla High School (Wa-Hi) Belles Voix and Chamber Singers, Walla...

Meet The Filharmonic

Megan Hearst, Staff Writer

May 5, 2016

The Pioneer sat down with "The Filharmonic" members Joe Caigoy and Jules Cruz to talk boybands, touring and original music.

Global Studies Concert: Playing Music, Telling Stories

Photo by Madaline Stevens

March 3, 2016

For over a year now people from the Whitman community, Walla Walla community and the global community have been united in the effort to bring music from conflict zones both inside and outside the United States

The Pio talks gaming, genres with Robert DeLong

Photo by Tywen Kelly

Megan Hearst and Martina Pansze

February 14, 2016

The Pioneer sits down with EDM artist Robert DeLong. DeLong was brought to perform at Whitman on Feb. 11th by Whitman Events Board along with openers Chrome Sparks and Colours. His newest album “In the Cards” was released last September.

Tacocat brings big sound to Reid

Tacocats performing in Reid Campus Center. Photo by Alan Mendoza.

Emma Cooper

November 9, 2015

Wednesday night at 8:00pm, Reid Coffee House hosted the Seattle band Tacocat for an evening of musical paradise.

WEB welcomes the Mowgli’s

Emma Cooper, A&E Writer

September 17, 2015

On Thursday, Sept. 17, Whitman will welcome the indie-folk band The Mowgli’s, in an evening concert sponsored by the Whitman Events Board (WEB). The Mowgli’s debuted in 2013 with their hit single “San Francisco” hitting the radio waves. Their music is predominantly upbeat and fun, meant to leave ...

Walla Walla reflects on Gentlemen of the Road

Martina Pansze, A&E Editor

September 17, 2015

Anyone who's walked downtown in Walla Walla recently has seen the remnants of the Gentlemen of the Road event: Spray-painted logos, posters decorating the sides of buildings and British flags dot the sidewalk, leftover from the summer concert weekend that relied heavily on community support. The music...

Students learn composition basics through transformative process

Geoffrey Leach

February 19, 2015

On Feb. 22 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Music Department will be presenting the Composers Spring Concert. Six students have each composed a piece of music that will be performed in Chism Recital Hall. Each student has written a unique piece that they have worked on since the fall. During the Fall...

Lyons’ music entertains, educates

James Kennedy

October 3, 2014

A musician with a message, Dana Lyons has been combining environmental activism with folk and alternative rock since the 1980s. Most well-known for his hit song "Cows with Guns," Lyons will be performing at the Reid Campus Center on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. Lyons' use of sardonic humor in his music...

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