ArtPrize Nine to kick off with Laker Marching Band, GVSU Dance Co.
September 20, 2017
The air in downtown Grand Rapids will be filled with the thundering sounds of the Laker Marching Band and cheers for the GVSU Dance Company as the two ensembles help kick off ArtPrize Nine.
The ArtPrize kickoff event will take place Wednesday, September 20, from 7-8 p.m. at Rosa Parks Circle, located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids.
The 220-member Laker Marching Band will begin the festivities with a performance at the Eberhard Center on Grand Valley's Pew Grand Rapids Campus at 6:15 p.m. before marching in cadence across the Blue Pedestrian Bridge through downtown to Rosa Parks Circle.
The band and Dance Company will then perform a second time under the direction of President Thomas J. Haas.