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WCJC event features student bands

The pop band ALTHOUGH will perform Thursday at WCJC’s Pioneer Student Center. Group members are WCJC students and include, from left, Justin Lewis of Sugar Land, Chris Glass of Ganado, Roddrinskee Johnson of Houston and Carlos Jordan of East Bernard.

Indie rock band Fail Mary will perform at Thursday’s “College Music Showcase,” which kicks off at 8 p.m. at the Pioneer Student Center on the Wharton campus. The duo includes, from left, Connor D. Jones of Ganado and Chris Glass of Ganado.

Pop, indie rock and good old rock-and-roll music will be on the menu when Wharton County Junior College students take the stage during the upcoming “College Music Showcase.”

Scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at the Pioneer Student Center on the Wharton campus, the event will feature two student bands: ALTHOUGH and Fail Mary. Both groups are comprised of current or former WCJC students.

The showcase is presented by the WCJC Office of Student Services and organized by Alex Gardner, WCJC’s men’s residence hall supervisor. Gardner produced the inaugural music showcase last fall as a means of highlighting student talent.

“I thought it would be a great outlet for students to share their abilities and gifts with other classmates,” Gardner said. “I’m hoping the event will foster camaraderie and appreciation for what WCJC has to offer. We want this to enhance the on-campus experience.”

ALTHOUGH plays original music as well as popular favorites from artists like Justin Timberlake and Beyonce. The group includes Roddrinskee Johnson of Houston on lead vocals, Chris Glass of Ganado on drums, Carlos Jordan of East Bernard on keyboards and Justin Lewis of Sugar Land on bass guitar and background vocals.

Fail Mary is an indie rock duo based in Wharton. The band formed in 2014 and consists of singer/guitarist Connor D. Jones of Ganado and drummer Chris Glass, who also plays with ALTHOUGH. Fail Mary released an EP in 2015 entitled The City Skyline. Musical influences include Joy Division, The Killers and Artic Monkeys.

The “College Music Showcase” is scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at the Pioneer Student Center on WCJC’s Wharton campus. The event is open to the public and free of charge for WCJC students and employees. The public is asked to contribute a $2 donation with proceeds to benefit the Wharton Share Food Bank.

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