Concert for Adrian 5
WHO: Weber State University Department of Performing Arts
WHAT: 5th annual Adrian Maxson Memorial Concert and Scholarship Fundraiser
WHERE: Austad Auditorium, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts
WHEN: Saturday, 29 September 2012 • 7:30 pm
Weber State University Department of Performing Arts presents the Adrian Maxson Memorial Concert and Scholarship Fundraiser, directed by Mark Maxson Saturday, 29 September, at 7:30 pm in the Austad Auditorium, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts. Donations at the door are requested ($10 suggested) for the Adrian Maxson Scholarship for Social Justice, created by Mark Maxson to honor his son, Adrian.
Adrian was struck by a car and killed on April 3, 2007 after leaving a benefit concert hosted by WSU Amnesty International. Adrian was an early college student at WSU and also a student a DaVinci Academy in Ogden. He intended to find a career to enable him to improve the lives of others around the world.
This variety show has something for everyone. Events in the past have had people dancing in the aisles and this year’s concert will, too! The “house band” will include Wim “Guitar God” Becker and Max Cox on guitar; Artur Javadov, violin; Kendra Johnson, oboe; Fan-Ya Lin, piano; Mike Lomax, drums; and Mark D. Maxson, guirars, keys, vocals.
• Josaleigh Pollett, guitar and vocals (local recording star)
• Thom Priest, bassoon (Chair, WSU Department of Performing Arts)
• Daniel and Ginger Bess Simons, vocals, (WSU Theatre graduates and directors of Dark Horse Theatre Company, soon to be seen in the upcoming “Jekyll and Hyde” http://www.darkhorsecompanytheatre.com/p/upcoming-shows.html )
• Clint Stanger, bass, WSU Music graduate
• Deja Mitchell, dance (http://www.tribalovedancer.com/) WSU adjunct faculty and community dance teacher
• Ra’Kaia Mitchell, dance
Many of Adrian’s classmates, instructors at both schools and WSU employees have already donated money to the scholarship fund. Mark is continuing the fund raiser as an annual event to build the fund until accrued interest can provide for a full scholarship each year. Until then, $1000 will be awarded annually for a student who has demonstrated a committment to humanity through active community involvement locally or internationally.
Those wishing to make a contribution to this scholarship fund can also contact Carol Biddle at the WSU Development Office, 4018 University Circle, Weber State University, Ogden UT 84408-4018, 801 626 7209 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about this concert, please contact Mark Maxson, 801-626 7802 or email@example.com