Current buzz on campus: Pentatonix is on its way
By The Collegian on September
BY LEAH HAGLAND
If you’ve been near the music department on campus lately, you’ve
probably heard the latest buzz: Pentatonix is coming to SDSU.
Pentatonix, third season winners of NBC’s The Sing-Off, will
be in concert at the Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Oct. 28, at
7:30 p.m. The Sing-Offis a show that features a cappella musical groups,
and Pentatonix was a huge hit from the first time it walked on stage.
The group consists of four male vocalists and one female vocalist,
all delivering a unique style to their emerging music group. Their
genre focus is broad; Pentatonix likes adding a unique style to current
and popular songs.
Teressa Karl, senior secretary for the music department, cannot believe
the response to the Pentatonix show. Nearly all the main floor center
seats were sold after only two days of ticket sales.
“I have never seen a show go this fast,” Karl said just
before picking up the phone for another Pentatonix fan. Her phone
has been buzzing constantly, and it’s always someone interested
in getting tickets for Pentatonix.
The concert is part of Woodbine Productions at SDSU. Thanks to an
anonymous benefactor, all proceeds from the Woodbine Production series
go directly to South Dakota State music scholarships. This year’s
Woodbine Productions performances include Pentatonix, John Tesh Big
Band Christmas Tour and Sir James Galway, a classical flute player.
Music Department Head David Reynolds said they are hoping to raise
$85,000 through the three concerts this year. The money will benefit
a variety of SDSU students.
“More than half of our music scholarships go to students not
in the music program,” Reynolds said. Many of the scholarship
recipients will be nursing, physics, engineering or other career field
Pentatonix is certainly a dynamic group sure to deliver an exciting
show. The music department is excited about the tremendous response
they have seen so far.
“We fully expect this show to sell out,” Karl said.
If interested in tickets, head up to the second floor of Lincoln Music
Hall. Tickets are $15 for main floor seating and $10 for balcony spots.
For more information on Woodbine Productions and Pentatonix, visit