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Large number expected for Band Day October 5 CMU’S MARCHING BAND leads-off street marching at the 2012 Band Day (File photo) Fayette streets and Central’s Davis Field will be alive with music from midmorning through early evening on Saturday, Oct. 5, as CMU gears-up for the annual Band Day competition, an autumn event here that has been a school tradition since the mid-1960s. This year’s Band Day, sponsored as always by the Swinney Conservatory of Music, will bring 52 Missouri high school bands and an estimated 2,900 students to compete in street, field, color guard, and/ or drum line competition. It is believed that the 2013 event will bring an all-time record number of participants. The parade of street bands, led by CMU’s Marching Eagles, begins at 9 a.m., wending its way down Church Street and around the Courthouse Square. Field competition begins at 11 a.m. on Davis Field and for the first time will overlap with the parade because of the large number of entrants. Drum line and color guard judging also will overlap other competitions. Drum line competition in Puckett Field House begins at 9:30 a.m. and indoor color guard judging begins at 9 a.m. in the Phillips Recreation Center. Awards will be presented at 3:15 on Davis field for Class 1 and 2, and for Class 3 Street winners. All remaining awards (Class 3 Field, Drum Line, Indoor Guard, and all Class 4 and 5 awards) will be presented at 7:45 p.m., following a field performance by the CMU Marching Eagle Band. All events except the field competitions are free. The cost to watch the field competitions is $2 for the general public; however, this charge is waived for CMU students. Jim Steele C entral M ethodist U niversity • F ayette , M o . Vol. 141 • No. 4 • September 25, 2013 • ‘Musical Comedy Murders’ to open theatrical season Cast set, production runs October 10-13 Take a failed Broadway production, murdered chorus girls, a rich matron’s mansion with secret passageways and swiveling bookcases, and a and a murderer on the loose and one has all the makings of “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.” The John Bishop play opens the 2013-14 theater arts season in Central Methodist University’s Little Theatre. The production runs Thursday, Oct. 10 through Sunday, Oct. 13; curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. In “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940,” the creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop, in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious “Stage Door Slasher,” assembles in a wealthy prospective backer’s mansion to present their newest show. The home is replete with sliding panels, secret passageways and a German maid who is apparently four different people – all of which figure diabolically in the comic mayhem that follows. The mysterious “Slasher” reappears and strikes again and again, a blizzard cuts off any hope for retreat, masked figures drag off victims, and accusing fingers point in all directions. However, the mystery is solved in the nick of time and the “Slasher” unmasked – but not before the audience has been treated to a sidesplitting good time. Members of the cast include Abigail Bostic (senior theater arts major from Oakville), Jon Connor (sophomore theater arts major from Gravois Mills), Paul Davis (freshman English and theater arts major from Hannibal), Kelsey Forqueran (junior communication studies major from Malta Bend), Parker Johnson (freshman computer science major from Richmond), Kate Kellner (senior English and theater arts major from Strafford), Katie Roberts (freshman business and theater arts major from Wildwood), Kelson Rosbach (junior theater arts major from Hallsville), Eileen Stacy (senior sociology major from Ashland), and Roger Weaver (junior philosophy major from Overland Park, Kan.). Mark Kelty, CMU associate professor of theater arts, directs the 10-member cast. Lyndsey Phillips, a freshman pre-education student from Bloomsdale, is the stage manager. General admission is $8; CMU faculty and staff, $5; and student tickets are $2. Central students attend Enactus Partner Summit Three Central Methodist University members of Enactus United States (formerly Students in Free Enterprise) were recently selected to attend the Northwest Arkansas Enactus Partner Summit, according to Professor Julie Bennett, Enactus Sam Walton Fellow, who accompanied the students. The students are Sophie Wilensky, a senior communications studies major from Plano, Texas; Jordan Meyer, a senior accounting major from Albuquerque, N.M.; and Keely Zimmerman, a sophomore business major from O’Fallon, Ill. The summit was held in Bentonville, Ark., Sept. 10-11 and brought together members of the Enactus United States National Advisory Board, representatives of partner companies, and a total of 45 Enactus students from universities and colleges across the country. The summit was designed to allow members to contribute insights on the strategic growth of Enactus United States; to participate in roundtable discussions of relevant business topics with students and executives; and to share practices on how companies are building win-win partnerships with Enactus. Bennett is associate professor and chair for the Division of Accounting, Business, and Economics at CMU. Students (from left) Jordan Meyer and Keely Zimmerman were among those attending the Northwest Arkansas Enactus Partner Summit, along with their sponsor, Julie Bennett (right). Not pictured: Sophie Wilensky.

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