WMU News

Bronco Bash welcomes students to campus

Aug. 20, 2005

KALAMAZOO--More than 25,000 students, faculty, staff and community members are expected to fill Western Michigan University's Lawson Ice Arena parking lot (Lot #70) for the 2005 Bronco Bash from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29.

The event, now in its 25th year, is a celebration welcoming students to the WMU campus and city of Kalamazoo. It features games, music and nearly 400 booths, where students can peruse the wares of area merchants and get information about WMU departments, student organizations and local volunteer opportunities. The event will kick off with a performance by the WMU Pep Band.

Three other musical groups have been booked this year, including headliner Down the Line, whose members are rising stars on the acoustic rock/pop scene and will perform at 7:30 p.m. Also scheduled to appear are Wilde, an alternative rock band made up of WMU students, and the Uprizin Steel Band, a widely recognized Caribbean/reggae band from Detroit.

Novelty entertainment will be provided by Nextel Nascar Simulators; balloon artist Dave Evans; and members of WMU's ROTC program, who will be offering interactive activities such as climbing wall demonstrations.

Bronco Bash 2005 is being sponsored by Kinko's, WKFR 103.3 FM, WRKR 107.7 FM, WIDR 89.1 FM, Campus Activities Board, Division of Student Affairs, and Student Activities and Leadership Programs.

For more information, visit the Web site at www.broncobash.wmich.edu or contact Student Activities and Leadership Programs by calling Kristen Morin at (269) 387-2115 or Rachel Bennett, Megan Dietrich or Stephen Fountain at (269) 387-0083.

Go to downthelineband.com for more on Down the Line.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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