Local bands help UNA students with expenses

By  | April 12, 2013 | Filed under: News, UNA Feature
The Local Saints

The Local Saints

FLORENCE– Ashton Mabe, a University of North Alabama senior and organizer of the UNA Entertainment Department fundraiser that was held on the night of April 11th. In preparation for this event, Mabe has been stretching herself in several directions. However, once the fundraiser began, she was able to sit back and relax for an interview with The Quad-Cities Daily.

The benefit was run and organized by students.The Department’s scholarship fund was the beneficiary.  The scholarship is for the Department’s students who are interning out of state.

ashton mabe

Ashton Mabe – UNA Entertainment Department

“It will cover mostly moving costs,” Mabe said. “Because that is what frightens students and keeps them from beginningtheir careers. Especially in the Entertainment Industry, people are moving anywhere between three hours to possibly days away.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

scm electrix

SCM Electrix

The Show featured three local bands. First on stage was Floater. followed by The Local Saints and then SCM Electrix.

Not only did three fantastic local bands show up and put on an excellent show, the southern based beverage company Double Cola made an appearance. Giving away free drinks and other various goods, as well as taking up donations for the fundraising event.

 

 

 

 

The Entertainment Industry Department moved into the Mane Room on West Tombigbee Street, in order to give students the opportunity to have more hands-on experience.  Such as last night’s show.

The Entertainment Industry Department offers undergraduate degrees in the business and technology of entertainment.

Donations to the department and to this scholarship fund can be made and arranged by calling the entertainment department’s office at 256-765-4342.

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