Raging Red's Adventures So Far!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

A Little Bit of Service!!

So, Every Club on campus is required to do 1 service project a semester. But as Raging Red, being who we are, and being such a large group, we decided we could give a lot more. We've done some pretty awesome stuff, ranging from game nights at a local nursing home to float decorating, we enjoy serving and giving back to our community. Our most recent project has been to help build and decorate a royalty float for this years Washington County Fair! The float is kept out in a hanger at the old airport, so we've spent many an hour up there pulling staples, building a Liberty Bell for this year's "Let Freedom Ring"  theme, securing yards and yards or petal paper, glittering a giant crown....the list goes on and on. This has been the greatest project this semester, we've had so much time to bond and get to know other sides of one another, all while contributing to a great cause and a fantastic group of people who put so many hours into planning the fair each year. Here's a picture of the half-finished float!


Friday, March 30, 2012

A Little Bit of Music

Here is a Video of "Just for Now" written by Roene DiFiore, as well at a tribute to her :] Enjoy!!

A Little (BIG) Legacy :]

In recent weeks, Raging Red had the opportunity to perform for, and promote the new Roene B. DiFiore Center for Arts and Education, here in Saint George. "Mrs. D," as she is known by her loving students, left a huge imprint at Dixie State College with her love of music and Dixie Spirit. I never met her personally, as she died when I was just 1 year old, but just being near the music dept. at Dixie State and meeting with the Program Bureau veterans, I can feel her presence there. Below is the link for the facebook page for the RBD Center--it has such a great cause in educating and uplifting young children! Take a look at their page in the Info section, and you can see a wee bit about Mrs. D and her influence on the college, the students, and the spirit of both. She wrote this beautiful, touching song, now sung at every Graduation ceremony, called "Just For Now."

Thank You Roene DiFiore, for leaving a legacy so strong, that students like me, over 20 years later, are still affected.




Sunday, March 4, 2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Little Bit of Touring

This past weekend, Raging Red went on two day  tours!

Thurs the 23rd--we met at 7:30 in the morning at the pod where we keep our sound system and props :] we were assigned our parts for setting up the sound system (I was assigned mic clips for each of the mic stands) and went to work!  :] We set up in the recital hall of the fine arts building and began our 4 hour rehearsal.
      The president of the Athletics club (one of the members of student government reviewing our bill) came to watch our rehearsal and see what we are all about! He got to see a little of our show, and we got to tell him just why going to China as a group is so important to us. It was great
   After much sweating and singing and dancing and staging--we were ready to hit the road! That day were performed twice at Coral Canyon in Hurricane :D

Friday the 24th--We set off for Fossil ridge intermediate early in the morning, and got there with plenty of time to do our walk through and set up sound. When we were finished we went out to the lunch room and hung out with the kids until it was time for our show. I loved this school because the age group was a little older and the kids could actually understand the humor of my Solo (Taylor the Latte Boy by Kristen Chenoweth!) They were an awesome audience :D we had a fabulous time!
             Right when the first show ended--My dad and his fiancee Linda and my husband KASEY walked in!!! I hadn't seen Kasey in a week, so, being the mega-graceful person that I am, i ran and jumped on him in my excitement and smashed his face in with my shoulder :p

The rest of the tour was AWESOME, and we have such a good time singing and dancing together, throwing all our love and energy at whoever is on stage at the time.
Raging Red really is a family, and going to China to add to our family is a HUGE deal to us! We are so excited for the opportunity and I am working INSANELY hard to raise the funds.

Here's a Link to Taylor the Latte Boy in case you've never heard it! It's hilarious! Kristen Chenoweth is Comedy gold!!



Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A Whole Lot of AWESOME!!

Just a few WAY cool facts about the Beijing National Library before the goings-on of Raging Red today :]

--It is the largest Library in Asia, and one of the largest on the entire world!
--In 2007 is had over 26.3 MILLION volumes on its shelves!
--Among these volumes, there are 35,000 from the Shang Dynasty. Now, the coolest thing about this is, the Shang Dynasty was so long ago, that the volumes are written on Oracle Bones and Tortoise Shells!! How freakin cool! I REALLY hope I get to see those.
--Volumes carried at the Library contain 115 different languages!

SO cool!

Moving on to Raging Red's Tuesday after the Holiday weekend:

Awesome attendance! Though a lot of people were bleary-eyed and had to use a little extra concealer, everyone was excited to be back and the energy in the room was great :D There was a little bit of nervousness, since Merrilee told us we'd be running the entire show that we'll be performing on our tours at the end of this week! There were some "ooooooOOoooOoo yay!" moments and some "EEK!" moments, but overall it went really well! Hoping to post a video soon!

Also, today Raging Red proposed a Bill to the college, in hopes up raising some funds to go toward out amazing oversea trip! They are reviewing our proposal and will give us an answer next week. Keep your fingers crossed for us!!!

Thanks again to Aaron Carr for being my first Donation! Thanks so much for supporting me!!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

A Wee Bit of Research

I did a little research on one of our Chinese performance locations today :] Here are a few interesting facts about Qingdao University!

--The University's library contains over 3.5 MILLION volumes
--Courses are offered in 11 main academic disciplines: philosophy, economics, law, literature, history, natural sciences, engineering, management, medicine, education, and military.
--95,000 students are in attendance there! That's almost 10 times the number of students at Dixie State!
--The campus covers over 3.8 square kilometers, has over 100 research labs, and is affiliated with 12 teaching hospitals!
--Over 2 THOUSAND professors teach there
--Qingdao has over 40 exchange programs with universities in almost as many countries!!

I can't wait to visit this most amazing campus, and to see what college life is like for a Chinese student compared to my own. My world is expanding, and it is the GREATEST feeling. I want to see what's out there, and China is the first big step!