Live Performances at Earth Day 2013
The Tides are Georgia Tech's own rock and roll outfit, armed with guitars, a bass, a drum set, a cowbell, and three-part kazoo-infused harmonies. Since their formation in early 2011, they have written over 30 original songs and recorded many of them in the studio at Under the Couch; these recordings can be found here. Most importantly, The Tides have reusable grocery bags, but when they forget those, they always recycle the plastic bags.
HBGJ is a high energy, self-motivated group of rockstars waiting to explode all over the scene. With covers of up-tempo songs such as "Flavor of the Weak" by American Hi-Fi and "First Date" by Blink-182 , this band ignites the crowd and has been known to excite people. This past winter, HBGJ debuted their first original tracks since the band's beginnings and were praised for the songs' ingenuity and ability to titillate the crowd in attendance. Their enthusiastic playing style along with the amount of shreddage that occurs on stage at their shows makes them a perfect fit for any type of party, ever. Whether they are at band parties, local gigs, national gigs, or even weddings, you will be sure to leave saying "Man, those guys shred."
Last semester, Music Director Chris Moore decided to offer a special topics course founded on the live performance rock and pop ensemble experience. In this spirit, the first Georgia Tech Rock/Pop Ensemble, Georgia Tech's Rock Band, was founded. The band currently exists as Corey Drozdowski, 4th Year Mechanical Eng, on guitar, Cameron Kolar, 4th year Architecture, on vocals, Archie O'Neal, 2nd year Electrical Eng, on bass, Christopher Kingsbury, 4th year Nuclear and Radiological Eng, on drums, and Elisabeth Deeb, 4th year Mechanical Eng, sound engineering.
Tawny Powell - Poetry
Tawny Powell is an avid hugger. She laughs in the face of uncertainty and leaves poems under-bellied, not belying a city's footsteps, she brings forth both raw earth and shadows in her poems. Born and raised in Worcester, MA, she now resides now Atlanta, embracing the culture's performance heavy ways while trying to stay true to her paged roots. Though new to the stage, she embraces it wholeheartedly with the fearlessness of a child and calm of an ocean. That is to say, she might wave at you. Cast stones. Or tidal-wave-drown you. Poetically, that is.
Think the planet’s
problems are too big for you to make a difference?
Never underestimate your own powers! You won’t
believe the amazing things that can happen when
you and your friends combine to work as a team
and get things done!
With the help of my special team, The Planeteers, we’ll continue to work for a cleaner, greener future that celebrates diversity and cultures from every corner of the globe. We applaud YOUR efforts as a Planeteer to make our planet home, sweet home. It’s the only home we’ve got! We have to cherish it with our OWN unique powers.
THE POWER IS YOURS! With respect, CAPTAIN PLANET
Reynard the Fox
The furry loveable red fox will be here again to remind everyone that all of the forest creatures share this planet with us and depend on us to protect the environment for them, as well as for ourselves. Reynard's handler, Kevin Pittman, is a Georgia Tech graduate and current employee of OIT. In his spare time, Kevin runs his own entertainment business, 'Kevin Pittman and his Forest Friends', doing fairy tale style puppet shows and costume character greetings with his own cast of handmade animal puppets and costume characters. Kevin's characters have appeared all around the Greater Atlanta area, most notably at the Marietta Arts and Crafts Festivals, the Atlanta Parent Family Block Party, and the Children's Healthcare Festival of Trees.
Bag Monster is a visual reminder of the impact that plastic bags have on the environment. The Bag Monster costume is made up of 500 plastic bags - the amount that the average American uses each year. Be on the lookout for bag monsters that may be lurking at your home! Do you have a stash of plastic bags piling up in a cabinet or drawer? Please make sure they are properly recycled, then take a reusable bag with you when you go shopping. Most grocery stores have plastic bag recycling bins, either right outside the store or in the entryway.
Previous Earth Day Performers
Georgia Tech's Earth Day Celebration
Friday, April 19, 2013
(10am - 3pm)