Concert series jams in quad again to lighten student life

City College’s Associated Student Government has brought back afternoon concert series, as some might remember from spring.

This is the first year that the ASG has been able to organize a program that promotes local bands by having them come on campus and showcase their talents as an entertaining way to ease the stresses of school for the students and help provide a little relaxation time in between classes.

“I like it! I can hear the bands start playing during my class in the A-Building … I’m glad that there are people on campus that are trying to make City a more versatile school with fun activities,” said Sara Hunter, a City College student.

Associated Students Senator Sal Filipelli is the primary organizer of the Concert Series. Filipelli, a musician himself, was working on his third album when he was approached with the idea for the concert series in fall 2010. The series launched the following semester.

“Each band is hand-picked by myself and occasionally by Chris Leyva who is facilitating the event with Black Cherry Music Group.  Both of us have a large assortment of acts who we have worked with over the years.  Bands are pretty anxious to get on campus,” Filipelli said.

Scheduled Mondays and Wednesday, bands and musicians perform at noon in Gorton Quad. Posters around campus are posted for more information about each performance.

A number of students anticipate spending their breaks viewing musicians they have never heard before.

“I find the entertainment a nice way to relax and not think of school for a while. I get to listen to unknown bands and expand my playlist a little,” said Maricela Lopez, a City College student.

All shows are free and open to students and the general public.

“As an ASG event, these concerts are geared towards the students, and the students and cafeteria staff love the shows.  So do countless unmentioned people of many different backgrounds all over campus,” Filipelli said.

More information: www.asgconcertseries.com or contact the ASG office directly by calling (619) 388-3353.