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Musical a gift from Sandall to Hastings College

Hastings College alumnus Colin Sandall's musical Coffee Shop debuted on Thursday, April 9. Colin began writing the musical in 2005, while still at Hastings, and finished it in 2007. An early version of the musical debuted in 2007 with HC's Music Theater Ensemble. Dr. Chip Smith, Professor of Music, asked Colin if the Hastings College group could put it on again. Colin has reworked part of the musical for this year’s performances. Colin, a music student, who loved music composition and music theater, had a dream to write a full length musical. He had always wanted to do something big before ...Read more

Dobbins finds direction in Virginia

Hastings College alumnus Chris Dobbins recently filled the Director of Instrumental Activities position at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. His responsibilities will include conducting th e University Wind Ensemble, teaching music theory, and leading the University-Shenandoah Symphony Orchestra. Although Chris never thought he would live in Virginia, he is excited about the opportunities this job has presents him outside the classroom and in the classroom. For example, Chris and his family love to hike. With the Appalachian Trail only seven miles from Lexington, the ...Read more
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