26th Annual Schwetzingen Day brings spring to UWP

April 10, 2003

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PLATTEVILLE-A University of Wisconsin-Platteville spring tradition, the 26th Annual Schwetzingen Day, will bring music, food and fun to the northwest patio of the Pioneer Student Center Wednesday, April 30, from 9:25 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

This free and open to the public event, sponsored by the UWP Department of Fine Arts, will feature 10 musical ensembles, including wind ensemble, symphony band, two jazz ensembles, two jazz combos, University singers, chamber choir, pep band and concert choir.

The annual event, a UWP tradition for the advent of spring, is named after the German town of Schwetzingen. A music historian, Charles Burney, arrived in Schwetzingen several years ago where he was delighted to learn the streets were filled with music.

The late Roland Anfinson, then chair of the UWP music department, brought the spirit of that German town to Platteville 26 years ago.

The UWP music department invites everyone join in the spring tradition, said Fine Arts Chair Department Daniel Fairchild. Campus organizations join in each year selling a wide variety of food and more, he added.

In case of rain, the event will be held in the PSC Pioneer Crossing. For further information, please call 608-342-1123.

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