University of Mobile’s RamCorps Traveling the World One Concert at a Time

Amber Kelley Arts, News

MOBILE, Ala. – From playing at Preview Days on the University of Mobile campus to New York City to France – RamCorps is on a mission to play loud and proud.

RamCorps is one of the University of Mobile’s more than 20 traveling ensembles in the Roger Breland Center for Performing Arts. RamCorps is a high-impact visual brass and percussion band.

At the beginning of the summer, RamCorps traveled to New York City where they performed for Fleet Week at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

RamCorps just returned from their trip to France where they played approximately 30 shows. They were invited to perform at a BandaFolie’s music festival in Bessines-sur-Gartempe, France.

Kenn Hughes, associate professor of music, associate dean and music chair for the Alabama School of the Arts, and director of RamCorps, says the France trip was a great way for students to “share their faith, experience international culture, appreciate the work and talent from other bands, and to grow and be challenged both spiritually and musically.”

Thomas Rawls, senior, was among 29 students who went on the trip to France. He says it was great to spend time with bands from different countries and experience different cultures.

Rawls says, “It was incredible to get to share the differences in our upbringing and societies, all the while focusing the conversations on my relationship with God and how He has changed my life.”

This 2019-2020 academic year, RamCorps will perform at eight marching festivals, including the K-Love Cruise, Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center in Washington, D.C., and more.

For information about booking RamCorps, email ramcorps@umobile.edu.

For more information about the Roger Breland Center for Performing Arts or other ensembles, visit umobile.edu/asota.

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About the University of Mobile

The University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in 76 academic programs. Founded in 1961, the University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

For more information about the University of Mobile, visit the website at www.umobile.edu or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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Amber Kelley

Amber Kelley

Amber Kelley is the marketing communications specialist for University of Mobile. Amber received her Bachelor of Science in Communication from UM. As marketing communications specialist, Amber writes press releases and other content for UM. She is passionate about serving in her youth group at Redemption Church. She enjoys spending time outside, reading a good book and watching romantic comedies on Netflix.