By: Chelsea Perry
What kind of instrument do you play on Halloween?
HAHAHA. Haha. Ha. Moving on.
The UPEI Music Society is back in business, hosting their annual Haunted House, a night guaranteed to get you into the spirit(s) of the season. It runs October 26th and 27th from 7PM – 11PM in the Steel Building (UPEI campus).
The event is the departmentâ€™s largest fundraiser, with all proceeds going towards student scholarships.
â€œPulling this off every year is a huge team effort with nearly every student of the Music Department playing an important role,â€ says Ryan Drew, Music Society President and UPEISU Arts rep. â€œIt’s definitely a super busy time for everyone involved, but we have a lot of fun putting it all together each year â€” the students are always full of new and creative ideas!â€
Drew also reported that a donation will be made to the UPEI Chaplaincy Centreâ€™s food bank this year.
â€œThe work that they do plays such a huge role in bettering student life on campus, and they’ve really done a lot for the music students over the years.â€
Olivia MacPhail is a first year student in the program. â€œIâ€™m most excited about helping my department in a fun way to provide more financial aid for the students,â€ she said.
Cost is $8 per person, or $5 for UPEI and Holland College students. If you bring a non-perishable food item, $1 will be docked from the fee.
A bake sale will also be featured at the event.
Parental discretion is advised for young children.
Come on out to creep it real and support your UPEI community!