Community festival involves current, former students

South Plains College students had a noticeable presence at the Cotton and Crude Festival, hosted by the Levelland Chamber of Commerce, Saturday, in downtown Levelland.

Not only were students featured as the opening act for Cory Morrow that night, but they also provided free live music at the gazebo on the downtown square during the street fair, and had a float in the parade that morning.

SPC Country Jukebox was the opening act for the concert that evening for Cory Morrow. The Levelland Chamber of Commerce even promoted the fact that two SPC students play in the band for Cory Morrow on a Facebook post that noted the two band mates made a special request for Taco Villa during their visit.

During the day, students with the commercial music program provided free live music for the community on the downtown square. Ensembles featured included: Erin Wolff & Soul Foundation, Joe Trevino, Lainie Nelson, Allora Leonard, and the Tumbleweed Trio.

During the parade, SPC students placed second with their float, which promoted the upcoming TexHex Haunted Halloween Spooky Spectacular, an event hosted by SPC Student Life. The public is invited to come out for games, activities, and of course, candy! The event will be held Friday, October 27 in the student union building on the Levelland campus.

That evening, SPC Country Jukebox kicked off the musical festivities downtown, opening for Jenna Paulette and Cory Morrow. The band included: Dawson Morrow on bass, Dolf Guardiola on drums, Asher Wall on guitar, Riley Solberg on vocals and acoustic guitar, Lainie Nelson on vocals and acoustic guitar, Mya Sanchez on vocals, Jane Throneberry on fiddle and vocals, and Brent Wheeler.

Wheeler, associate professor of commercial music, said they hosted auditions for the spots in the Country Jukebox and that the group had only four weeks to rehearse prior to the festival.

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