Christmas Fest coming to Tech

Dec 6, 2013 | General News

Louisiana Tech’s Office of Multicultural Affairs is gearing up for its 21st annual Christmas Fest Tuesday, Dec. 10.
Preschool, elementary, middle, high school and college students will perform music of the season beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Tonk, located in the Student Center.
Adam Collins, coordinator of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, said local school choirs, bands, ensembles and other groups are invited to participate in the Christmas Fest.
“The idea is two-pronged: to expose local youth to the campus and also give them a forum to showcase their talents,” Collins said. “The icing on the cake is that faculty, staff, students and community members get to commune together while enjoying seasonal performances and supporting our youth. As such, the aim of a long-standing program such as Christmas Fest is to provide a festive, cultural conduit for bringing people together.”
Collins said around 150 to 200 individuals usually attend the event, which allows people to come and go.
“Between acts, we do Christmas trivia with mostly Tech-related prizes given to the child who provides the correct answer,” Collins said. “The kids get really excited about this. Hands go up before questions are read completely. It is fun!”
Students who will perform at the free event are from Gibsland Head Start, A.E. Phillips Laboratory School Choir, Cedar Creek High School Girls Ensemble, Grambling Middle-High School Band, Louisiana Tech Concert Choir and Tech’s Souls on Fire Gospel Choir.
For more information, contact Collins at 318-257-3479.