The Campus Concert Committee is ready to take on the year with a new name and big plans.
Previously, the CCC has put on shows featuring Guster, Ben Folds, Jack’s Mannequin and Lupe Fiasco, as well as artists from the University of Dayton, to raise money to donate to the American Cancer Society and the Boys and Girls Club of Dayton.
Graduate assistant Brittany Arthur said she is proud to advise the organization.
“I hope that students realize the hard work and time that CCC puts in to hold concerts on campus,” Arthur said.
According to the president of the organization, Kristen Iannarino, a junior exercise physiology major, the recent name change from Charity Concert Committee to Campus Concert Committee is due to a reconstruction of the group.
“We would like to maintain the charity aspect of the committee, however, based on our allotted funds this year we will be unable to give a monetary donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Dayton,” she said.
In order to keep the uniqueness and essential charity roots of this committee, Iannarino said that the organization continues to volunteer with BGC and will donate concert tickets to the participating kids.
This spring, the new name is not the only change that is taking place in the organization. Iannarino said that their goal is to deliver an exceptional larger-scale concert to UD students.
“We hope to draw larger numbers to this show than ever before by lowering ticket prices and moving the concert to a more main campus location,” she said.
“Keep an eye out for another amazing concert,” Arthur said.
The annual CCC Battle of the Bands concert will take place in the Kennedy Union Pub early next semester.
There are six UD bands lined up to audition to compete for a spot to open for the headliners of the main concert in the spring.
“This year’s Battle is looking to be bigger and better than ever,” Iannarino said.
“We think we are doing great work this year and can’t wait to announce our plans for the spring show,” she said.
Last year, Customer Service and the Gem City Horns won the contest and performed at UD Arena as openers for popular artist, Lupe Fiasco.
“The crowd that we had was upbeat and energetic,” said Jordan Douglas, a senior management information systems major and a member of the band. He said bringing out their personality in the show contributed to their experience as performers.
“We are excited to come back for the crowd and for the opportunity to learn more about UD’s upcoming bands,” Douglas said.
For more information, visit udayton.edu/campusconcertcommittee, like the Campus Concert Committee Facebook page or follow the organization on Twitter under @UDaytonCCC.