By Christen Pastrana
Students at Five Towns College headed to the Downbeat on the evening of October 7th to watch and see the new faces of FTC talent. Known as the Freshman Showcase, led by student activities leader Taliek Hill, the freshman had the opportunity to perform in front of their fellow students.
The showcase first started off with emcee Jeff Kramer introducing the performers and judges. Students in the downbeat were required to wear masks, unless they were performing. There were many lights and songs playing in between performers to set the vibe for the night.
Jeff Kramer talked about what it was like to be a freshman and host the showcase. “I feel very honored and privileged to have hosted such an exciting and wonderful event for the FTC community and I am very humbled by this opportunity and greatly look forward to events akin to this,” said Kramer.
Sam Winter worked on the live sound crew for the event. “It’s great to be doing the sound for an FTC event. I’m excited to hear all the talent that the students here have to offer, ” said Winter.
FTC Assistant Dean for Campus Life Mike Cavalli shared his thoughts on the successful evening, “Performance is at the heart of FTC and freshmen get exposure to either hosting or being on stage. Students learn the importance of performing and get to perform in front of sophomore, juniors, and seniors, which is really nice.”