Asbury Reunion Is Music to Our Ears

WILMORE, Ky. —With manicured lawns, crowds full of friendly faces, white picnic tents and endless purple, Reunion at Asbury University is a feast for the eyes. But what does it sound like? 

Here are a few things that will be music to our ears during Reunion 2017: Together! (June 22-25).

Online pre-registration for Reunion 2017 has closed, but you can still register on site! On-site registration will open on Thursday, June 22 at 3 p.m. in the Kinlaw Library.

Family Fun

Enjoy the sounds of Reunion at Asbury University: laughter, music, fireworks, Chapel services and much more!

The sound of children laughing — is there anything better? Not in our book! Bring your laughing little ones to Reunion, where they can enjoy a full range of age-appropriate activities through the Reunion Youth Program. With bubbles, stories and games for the toddlers, swimming, rock climbing and movies for the kids and a canoe trip for teens, the Reunion Youth Program has something for everyone!

Alumni Ensembles

Asbury alumni and students will share their talents in multiple musical performances throughout Reunion weekend. Here are just a few of the musical opportunities coming up:

  • Classmates from the Messengers Class of 1992 — Kurt Jahnke ’92, Rob Lewis ’92, Wayne Younger ’92 and Andy Bowen ’92 — will reunite as a vocal ensemble during the Old-Fashioned Hymn Sing on Friday night.
  • Scherzo, an a cappella ensemble made up of current students and alumni, will perform a mini concert after the Old-Fashioned Hymn Sing (Adam Schell ’18, Josh Bowman ’18, Glenn McClothlin ’18, and Andrew Wittenberg ’17).
  • The Women’s Choir (comprised of alumni who participated in various vocal ensembles at Asbury) will perform a concert on Sunday at 9 a.m. 
  • The Titan Class of 1967 will sing “Jesus, The Very Thought of Thee,” led by Sandy Rains ’67 West, during Chapel on Sunday. 

Many other alumni will also provide special music and accompaniment during Chapel services on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We can’t wait to hear from them!

Enjoy the sounds of Reunion at Asbury University: laughter, music, fireworks, Chapel services and much more!

Fireworks

Expect to hear oohs, aahs and the crackle of fireworks on Saturday night. The quintessential summer experience will be even better when it’s shared with good friends at Asbury University. Gather in front of Asbury’s Miller Center for Communication Arts and watch the fireworks show illuminate the landmark Wilmore water tower and the baseball and softball fields of Asbury’s Kirkland Complex.

The Asbury March

At some point during Reunion, you’ll probably hear a rendition of the “The Asbury College March,” written in 1916 by Irene McCague Ihde, a music professor. Listen to this recording, sung by the Men’s Glee Club in 2002 (conducted by then President Paul A. Rader). 

Old-Fashioned Hymn Sing 

On Friday evening, Hughes Auditorium will ring with favorite hymns during the always-popular Old-Fashioned Hymn Sing. If you’ve never experienced this event, make it a priority — there’s nothing like singing great hymns of the faith surrounded by Asbury alumni of all ages. You’ll also have the chance to celebrate with recipients of the A-Award, Distinguished Young Alum and Volunteer of the Year Award recipients. Make some noise at this celebratory event!

Chapel Services

The sounds of Chapel at Asbury University will be available online! Whether you’re able to make it to Reunion or not, you can enjoy talks from Dr. Terry Faris ’67, Rev. Lisa Friedeman ’77 Ausley and Captain Andy Miller III ’02, as well as prayers, special music accompaniment and more from dozens of alumni. From class hymns to guest speakers, Chapel at Reunion is an auditory feast you won’t want to miss!

 

To view a full Reunion schedule, to register, and to see who’s coming, visit: asbury.edu/Reunion.

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