By Sharonda Harris
In honor of CSUSB’s Homecoming, students enjoyed a percussion packed musical performance that incorporated a bit of home improvement tools.
Students were able to attend a free Homecoming concert featuring the band Recycled Percussion on Tuesday Feb. 22 in the Den on campus.
Recycled Percussion rattled tin cans, drummed down gigantic ladders, and even incorporated power tools with large firework-like sparkles on the stage.
“I thought that the band was amazing. They got everyone up and dancing, singing along, and cheering. It was also great how the band was so patient with the crowed to sign autographs, take pictures, and just talk to some people. I can’t wait to see them again,” said student April Standifer.
Recycled Percussion was featured on “America’s Got Talent” a few seasons back. The band consists of drummers Justin Spencer and Ryan Vezina, guitarist Jimmy Magoon, and DJ Pharaoh.
One CSUSB student is actually friends with the members of Recycled Percussion and was able to help make the concert a reality at CSUSB.
Sameya Roocke, student and Rec center promotions supervisor said, “I speak with Justin quite often and he and the band have really enjoyed playing for our school. They actually canceled their Vegas show for the night to play for us. That was a huge favor to me.”
All of the week’s events were held to crank-up Yotes-pride and commemorate CSUSB Homecoming.
These spirited events were sponsored by Keep It On Campus, (KIOC,) a committee comprised of more than 30 departments on campus including the ASI, Rec Center, Student Leadership and Development, Housing, and Health Center, just to name a few.
Roocke explains the purpose of KIOC; “We meet monthly to discuss events and new ideas to improve student spirit as well as weekend events and other fun ways to keep students on campus for more than just class.”