By Mark Belcher, News Editor, @markbelcherjr
ST. BONAVENTURE (Feb. 9) – Members of the Campus Activities Board (CAB) announced tonight Breathe Carolina and The Ready Set as the spring 2012 concert band selections.
Melissa Gentile, president of CAB, announced the April 12 concert, after Norman Ng’s magic show in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.
Tickets are set at $10, but the time of the concert is yet to be determined.
“We chose (Breathe Carolina) because they have a lot of energy and we wanted it to be a high-energy show,” she said.
Neither band appeared on CAB’s original survey for students.
Gentile said CAB members decided on a band outside of the survey due to budget cuts.
“Our budget decreased slightly this year, and the prices of our prospective artists increased dramatically within a couple of days,” Josh Maxey, performance chair for CAB, said. “We had to begin searching for artists within our budget, and we are lucky we got two bands for such a low price.”
Emily Steves contributed to the reporting of this article.
Maxey said a newsletter will go out to students today explaining further why CAB looked elsewhere for band selections.