The fourth day of Welcome Week kicked off on Aug. 25 with a small concert at the amphitheater as part of ETSU’s Campus Organization Roundup.
Run With It, a pop-rock band out of Kansas City, performed several covers from bands such as Twenty One Pilots, Imagine Dragons and the Weeknd as students passed to and from class.
The band didn’t monopolize the spotlight, though, as many clubs and organizations had booths set up that grabbed students’ interest. Among these organizations were the ETSU Philosophy, History and Appalachian Study Departments who offered helpful information to aid students who may be undecided.
Also present was a Study Abroad program representative, who hoped to broaden the minds of students by encouraging foreign academic exploration.
The presence of Run With It brought awareness to Buctainment, an on-campus organization that brings performances, movies, events and musical acts to campus. Run With It was invited to perform at campus by Buctainment.
The organization fair had been set up along the sidewalk next to the D.P. Culp University Center.
Even though the event took place from 9:30 a.m. to approximately 1:30 p.m., during school hours, the event saw decent student turnout, especially as students exited or prepared to go to class.
Freebies such as brochures, pamphlets, applications, candies and other simple small giveaways were offered as small incentives for listening.
Run With It members Miguel, Daniel, and Ben were excited to accept the invitation to share their music with campus life. Four years ago, the band joined together and hoped that they could emphasize one simple idea, that “art can and will inspire the world.”
Reaching out to people and spreading positivity and hope was one of their desires as well as connecting and allowing people to relate through their music.
Buctainment gave the energetic performers a chance to spread their message and gave students some quality entertainment.
By around 2 p.m., day four of Welcome Week had ended and all of the club and organization booths were down, but it had been a success.