Behind the doors of the new KEDT building and through the glass window of the broadcasting room, the Del Mar College low brass ensemble played beautiful music that escaped through any radio tuned to 90.3 FM.
Day 3 in KEDT’s grand opening festivities involved students from the DMC music department with Donald Pinson, assistant professor of trombone and low brass. The experience was different for students who are accustomed to a concert setting.
People celebrate the grand opening of the new KEDT building at Del Mar College’s Center for Economic Development.
“It feels amazing,” said Eric Shandy, a trombone player at DMC. “I never imagined playing on the radio. … It’s more calm (than playing in a concert).”
Other colleges also have played during the grand opening at DMC’s Center for Economic Development. KEDT Vice President Myra Lombardo said the grand opening is a great opportunity for the community to see what KEDT is doing and will help KEDT pave the way for future events they’ll hold for the community.
The last event on Saturday, Family Fun Day, offered lots of fun for families in the community.
Roger Warknock from Portland Texas helps himself to some coffee.
The event included outdoor performances by children, pictures with Curious George, Storytime with Mr. Kippy, a musical instrument petting zoo, concert ensembles honoring late KEDT-FM announcer Chris Ortiz and more.
“It will be competitive … with so much going on,” Lombardo said. “We’re expecting a great turnout.”