YEY !! PULSE !! Skidmore’s only “Found Object Percussion Group“- They bang on stuff and it sounds so good !!
My housemate, Cheyenne’12 is a part of Pulse and according to her they do not have a set schedule. From what I know Pulse is in high demand and often get asked to play for events last minute so they play for SGA organized events, for other programs on campus, and for their own shows.
They are expected to have their annual Spring semester concert on April (oh its April now ! ) the 20th or the 21st.
Check out some of their stuff. Found a few videos from ’07, ’09, ’10, and ’11. Enjoy !
Remember Stomp, the Broadway percussion group? Maybe some of you are a tad bit young to remember, so go ask your older siblings or parents if they remember. Maybe they’re still around I’m not sure. If you don’t know them, hey check them out now. No really, open up a new tab ! ….. (waiting, waiting, waiting)
Cool huh? Well Skidmore has it’s very own banging on stuff that “once was loved then was garbage and now is an instrument” group, PULSE. It’s pretty cool. No, its really cool. Watching their shows are just so much fun; it’s just about impossible to stay still. You have to do that like “uh this is a great beat” head bob thing or burst out into dance. Many of the students are already musicians and are in band/s but others have never touched an instrument in their life and just enjoy making a crap ton of noise, I can sympathize with that. Funny story, I actually tried out for Pulse as an eety weety lil’ freshman during the period of my life when I wanted to join just about everything I could fit into my schedule. But, yea, I auditioned and didn’t make it. Sad, I know, now I know what those American Idol contestants feel like (“wait, whahh? whatya mean I’m not good enough?! My mom told me I have the voice of an angel”). I learned later that the executive board committee then pretty much recruited anyone who auditioned that wasn’t afraid to kind of just get in there and play (during one of the audition stages we got in a circle and people were expected to get in the middle and pick an object to play). Like I said I was an eety weety lil’ freshman so I never “just got in there”. I was too shy 🙁 womp womp. But no worries because now I am not longer a shy froshy I am a bold senior ! and about the need to fulfill my obsession with banging on things and making noise, I just decided to bang on my dorm furniture and drive my roommate nuts. No, just kidding….maybe.
Check out Pulse performing below.
Skidomedy teamed up with Pulse for a pre performance skit.
Skidmore College by no means is a “suitcase” campus. On Friday afternoons students are not eagerly looking at the clock waiting to be dismissed so they can pack their suitcase and go home. There is so much to do on campus and off campus that students enjoy sticking around for the weekends. I myself like to joke how I have not been home since I first arrived at Skidmore. On campus, every night of the week there is an event going on anything from lectures to concerts and parties. Saratoga is a great location. It is a town that can survive on its own, it does not need Skidmore students to flourish. There are tons of restaurants– everything from Italian to Asian cuisine, adorable shops, an art district, a mall and the list goes on. What is amazing is that all this continues during the summer. Summer Saratoga includes performances at the Saratoga Arts Center, Arts Festival, and the racetrack. And for the outdoorsy types, the Adirondack mountains are about 20 minutes north; a great place to do some hiking, camping and even snow sports.
SO MUCH TO DO. YOU WILL NOT GO HOME … EVER !! warn your parents.