3rd Annual A Cappella Concert to Benefit UMaine Alternative Spring Break

Contact: Rebecca Workman, (207) 664-8999

ORONO — The University of Maine’s Alternative Spring Break will host its third annual benefit concert Thursday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. in Room 100 of the Donald P. Corbett Business Building.

The event will feature five of UMaine’s student a cappella groups, including the premier all-female group Renaissance and the all-male Maine Steiners. The event is open to the public with a $5 admittance fee at the door.

Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is in its twelfth year of operation at the University of Maine.  The organization is a non-profit, substance-free service organization that has helped hundreds of UMaine students become involved in local, national and international community service. A student-run organization, ASB works each year to send student volunteers and their faculty advisors across the country for service-learning volunteering trips.

In previous years, ASB has worked with organizations such as Boys and Girls Club of America, Habitat for Humanity, and area-based Hurricane Katrina relief initiatives. In the greater Bangor area, ASB members have volunteered their time with the Ronald McDonald House, Crossroad Ministries and Hands of Hope. This year, ASB will be sending out eight domestic service trips to focus on issues ranging from intercity poverty in Atlanta, HIV/AIDS awareness in New Orleans and children with terminal illnesses in Florida.

For more information, contact Rebecca Workman, student coordinator, at (207) 664-8999, or email: Rebecca.workman@umit.maine.edu.