We know you've been talking about doing it . . . this is the year to do it! Put your busy life on hold the weekend of October 17 - 19 and come to Graceland Homecoming "Honoring the Past, Securing the Future."
We have a pretty spectacular weekend planned including a wonderful Homecoming play and the 2nd Annual Graceland's Got Talent Student and Alumni Talent Show. Don't forget the choir concert, football game, and Airband. You won't want to miss it!
Do not delay! Click on "Area Lodging" to the right to arrange your lodging for the weekend. Then get on the phone and work social media to contact your three best Graceland friends to join you in Lamoni for Homecoming 2014!
Want to know more? Check our Homecoming website, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 866-484-3837.
Thirty years ago Air Band made its debut on Graceland's campus. Just what is Air Band? Men and women houses are paired up and prepare a 5 minute, choreographed presentation acting out a popular movie, hit song, or combination of both. This year's house pairings and themes are:
|Stewart Manor & Solah||"Peter Pan"|
|Orion & Shalom||"Grease"|
|Agape & Hanthorne||"The Incredibles"|
|Paloma & Tiona||"Forest Gump"|
|Khiya, Closson & Aponovi||"Beauty and the Beast"|
|Sariah & Powell||"Mary Poppins"|
|Cheville & Amici||"Monsters Inc."|
|Faunce & Dimora||Undecided|
Five judges select a winner based on quality of routine, choreography, chosen music/theme, and the audience's reaction. The winning houses earn points in the Homecoming house competition. The overall winning houses for Homecoming week win a cash prize. The event is sponsored by COSA.
This is a serious competition among the students. Many hours of planning, producing, and practice goes into the event. Some houses start working on their production during the summer. The costumes, sets, props, and choreography really showcase the creativity of Graceland's students!
Join in the fun and cheer on your favorite house! This uniquely Graceland Homecoming event is Friday night at 10:30 p.m. in Closson Center.
Last year's debut of Graceland's Got Talent . . . Homecoming Edition was such a big success we're bringing it back this year! The show features the talents of Graceland alumni, friends, and students and we need your help to make this year's show another success! Do you sing, play an instrument, or tell jokes? WE WANT YOU! Please let me know so I can get you on the schedule! Email email@example.com or call me at 866-484-3837.
This Homecoming Must-See event is Saturday night at 9:30 p.m. in the MSC Main Room.
In the fall of 1964 five students from Gunsolley Hall started a rock band eventually named The Fabulous Morticians. It was quite an undertaking since Graceland did not allow dancing on campus at that time. The Morticians were invited to perform for the first official dance held on Graceland's campus in the spring of 1968.
Fifty years later, The Fabulous Morticians will be back on a Graceland stage to perform for you during Homecoming 2014! You will not want to miss this special concert scheduled for Saturday night, October 18! Admission is free and no tickets are necessary.
The group has quite a history which includes being inducted into the Iowa Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. Read all about the group and its members on their website, www.thefabulousmorticians.com.
The Graceland University Theatre department has announced that the 2014 Homecoming production will be a musical, "Into The Woods." The musical is based on a book by James Lapine with music and lyrics written by Stephen Sondheim which made its Broadway debut in 1987.
"Into the Woods" intertwines the plots of several fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm. The main characters are taken from "Little Red Riding Hood," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Rapunzel," and "Cinderella.” The musical is tied together by an original story involving a childless baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family, their interaction with a witch who has placed a curse on them, and their interaction with other storybook characters during their journey.
Tickets will be available in September. Updates will be posted on this website as more information becomes available.