The Otterbein University Marimba Band :: Mardi Gras

The Otterbein Marimba Band, directed by Dr. Jack Jenny, helped the residents of Friendship Village of Dublin begin the Lenten season in a celebratory mood.

The four-piece band, consisting of three Otterbein students, Peter Huston ’16, Seth Sprang ’18 and Garrett Lind ’19, along with Jenny, an instructor in the Department of Music, performed at Mardi Gras night Feb. 9 at Friendship Village, an independent senior living center in Dublin, Ohio.

“It was a unique evening of music and education,” said Beth Baker, resident services director at Friendship Village. “So many of our residents are no longer able to get out and this type of community outreach is so valuable to keep them engaged with life. Music is the international language and its rhythms and melodies are seldom forgotten ….”

Read more:
http://www.otterbein.edu/Spotlights/otterbein-marimba-band-students-helped-celebrate-mardi-gras-at-friendship-village

Mardi Gras celebration; man hitting a drum

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