2018 Appalachian State University Homecoming Kick-Off

Wear your Mountaineer attire and kick-off Homecoming weekend with the 2018 Homecoming Parade. The parade will take place on Friday, September 28 at 6:00 p.m. and will travel through the campus of Appalachian and along King Street in downtown Boone.

Visitors to downtown will be able to park in any of the Town of Boone public parking lots, or on King Street. After 5:00 p.m., guests may also park in the Human Services Center parking lot, which is just a short walk to the parade route, and downtown amenities. For optimal parking and parade viewing sights, please arrive in downtown no later than 5:15 p.m.

Streets will close just prior to the parade step off at 6:00 p.m., all traffic lanes through downtown will remain open until that time. For a short period during the parade, traffic coming into town from the west will be rerouted via the Poplar Grove Connector. Access to downtown parking on Queen and Depot streets will be reopened at the Waters Street intersection as soon as the parade has safely cleared the intersection.

After the parade, Head over to Howard Street in Downtown Boone for APPtoberfest and the Homecoming Street Party. There will be live music, a pep rally, and food.

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

For more information on Homecoming weekend, please visit Appalachian State University’s website.

App State Spring Break Sports Camp for ages 6-14


Make the most of the shortened spring break for Watauga County students. Athletics wants to give school-aged children an exciting spring break on campus by hosting an action-packed all sports camp Tuesday and Wednesday, April 3-4, from 8:30-5:00 or 8:30-noon. Day campers will meet many coaches and players and engage in a variety of sports.The cost is $100 for two full days and $63 for two half days with special discounts for Yosef Club members, Junior Mountaineer Kids Club, and siblings.

Day campers will meet many coaches and players representing soccer, track, volleyball, and basketball while engaging in a different sport each day.

For more information and on-line registration, visit our website at

Ages: 6-14

Dates: Tuesday, April 3-Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Times: 8:30am-5:00pm Full Day or 8:30am-12:00pm Half Day

Cost: $100* Full Day, $63* Half Day

Check-in: 8:30-9:00 am

Location: Sofield Family Indoor Practice Facility at Appalachian State University

Children’s Art Classes at Appalachian State University

Spring semester registration is now open for Blazing Easels at Appalachian State University.

Young artists will create art in a variety of mediums including collage, painting, drawing and three-dimensional art using found objects. Participants will explore line, shape, color, texture, value, space and form in a relaxed, inviting small group setting.

Date(s): February – April 2018
Location: Turchin Center fo the Visual Arts Room 3200
Audience: Children, ages 7 -12
Cost: Spring Semester Pass: $55 (11 sessions); Monthly Pass: $24 (Feb & March- 4 classes) $18 (April-3 classes); Single Class: $7. Pre-registration required.

All supplies are included in the class cost.

How to register
Call 828-262-3017, or stop by the front desk to register for any Turchin Center workshop.

Upcoming dates (All times 3:00-4:30pm)

Friday, February 2, 2018

Friday, February 9, 2018

Friday, February 16, 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018

Friday, March 2, 2018

Friday, March 16, 2018

Friday, March 23, 2018

Friday, March 30, 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018

Friday, April 20, 2018

Friday, April 27, 2018

NOTE: Classes will be cancelled for inclement weather if Appalachian State University closes

The BIG Sale at Appalachian State University – August 19, 2017

We wanted to alert you of a big yard sale at Appalachian State University!

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The 16th Annual BIG Sale is sponsored by Appalachian and the Community Together (ACT). It is August 19th starting at 8 am until 2 pm at Legends across from the Red Onion Café on 321. The items being sold were salvaged from ASU student move out and community donations. There is over 70 tons of gently used carpets, clothes, furniture, electronics, kitchen items and more. All available items will be priced at yard sale prices! The sale is open to all.

Proceeds benefit the energy conservation initiatives of 4 local non-profits and a scholarship for ASU students.

Additional information can be found at act.appstate.edu/the-big-sale.

The Steely Pan Steel Band in Concert {Free}

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Families, mark your calendars for an amazing family concert. The Steely Pan Steel Band ® from Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music will be having a free concert on October 21, 2016 at 8:00p.m.

The Steely Pan Steel Band consists of 22 performers and 41 steel drums, including drumset and percussion. The ensemble has gained quite a reputation performing at universities, art festivals and all types of schools throughout the south for over 25 years. This ensemble performs a variety of music from traditional soca/calypsos, to classical, rock and roll, and even traditional Appalachian Mountain music.

Byron Hedgepeth has been directing this dynamic ensemble since 2014. He is well known in the western North Carolina region and the southeast as a percussionist, performer, and educator of Jazz, Latin and Classical genres.

Concert goers will be treated to compositions from Trinidad’s Panorama competition and local fan favorites as well.

Director Byron Hedgepeth said, “We are adding some Panorama tunes that haven’t been performed for a few years and three songs written or arranged by former members of the band.”

The lively “Birthday Party” by Len “Boogsie” Sharpe opens the performance. Sharpe was considered a child prodigy of the steel pan. Written in 1992, “Birthday Party” won second place in a Panorama competition. Arrangements of “Glory,” “Under the Sea” and “Whey de Pan Man” by former Steely Pan director Scott Meister also will be performed.

Jonathan Scales’ arrangement of “I Just Can’t Wait to be King” from the Disney cartoon “The Lion King” also is on the program. Scales, an alumnus of the band and Appalachian, is a successful steel pan performer and composer based in Asheville. The band will perform a version of “Reptilia” by the rock band The Strokes, arranged by steel pan band member and Hayes School of Music senior Jonathon Sale. Sale is this year’s recipient of the Steely Pan Steel Band Scholarship.

Other compositions on the program are the traditional pan tune “Tamboo Bamboo to Steel,” “Rubber Band Man,” “Pan2” by Appalachian alumnus and Los Angeles-based percussionist Chris Wabich and “My Paradise” by Ellie Mannette, who is considered “the father of the modern steel drum.”

Appalachian State University Athletics will host a Miami Pep Rally on Sept. 16


In preparation for Appalachian State University football’s historic sold-out home contest against five-time national champion Miami (Fla.), Appalachian State athletics will be hosting a Miami Pep Rally in Peacock Parking Lot on Friday, Sept. 16 from 6-10 p.m.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to kick off what should be a truly incredible weekend in Boone with this event and the game on Saturday against Miami,” Director of Athletics Doug Gillin said. “This will be a historic time for the University and the community, and the Miami pep rally will be a fantastic way for fans to get excited about the game.”

In partnership with the Town of Boone, Boone Area Chamber of Commerce, University Foundation and the Chancellor’s Office, the pep rally will be free for all to attend and will include appearances from head coach Scott Satterfield and team captains Marcus Cox, John Law, Parker Collins and Kennan Gilchrist, as well as live performances from “Soul Benefactor” and “Arson Daily.”

“Appalachian athletics has deeply loyal fans of all ages. This is an excellent opportunity to build on that excitement and bring our campus and town together to celebrate the Mountaineer spirit, support Appalachian’s student-athletes, enjoy the challenge of competition and show pride for our university,” Chancellor Sheri N. Everts said. “GO APPS!”

The event will also include food vendors, photo booths, a bouncy house and more for fans of all ages to enjoy throughout the evening. Fans should note that the entire Peacock Parking Lot will be closed for pedestrian traffic only and alcohol tailgating policies will be in effect for the entirety of the Pep Rally.

Parking will be available in the Rivers Street Parking Deck, Stadium Lot, Schaefer Center Lot and along King Street. Gameday towing will still begin at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 so no vehicles should be left parked overnight.

6-7:30 p.m. – “Soul Benefactor”
7:30-8:15 p.m. – Miami Pep Rally (including guest speakers: Coach Satterfield, Team Captains and more)
8:15-10 p.m. – “Arson Daily”’

Mountaineer fans are also encouraged to visit the downtown area, just walking distance from Peacock Parking Lot, for shopping and eating at the local restaurants and stores of Boone.

A reminder that demand for the historic Sept. 17 showdown against Miami (Fla.) has lived up to the hype and after just an hour of being open to the general public, all seating inventory available for sale at Kidd Brewer Stadium officially sold out. Fans are still encouraged to experience game day at “The Rock” with single-game tickets still remaining for home games against Old Dominion (Sept. 10), Georgia State (Oct. 1), Idaho (Oct. 22), Texas State (Nov. 5) and UL Monroe (Nov. 19).

Fans can purchase single-game tickets online by visiting appstatesports.com/tickets, visiting the athletics ticket office, which is located inside the Holmes Center or by calling (828) 262-2079.

Fans can also still enjoy the perks that come with being a Yosef Club member by joining for the 2016 membership year, which runs through Dec. 31, 2016. Yosef Club membership comes with access to exclusive seating and parking for Appalachian State football season ticket holders (at certain membership levels).

$5 Family Movies Offered at Appalachian Summer Festival

Appalachian State University is pleased to notify you of a new summer programming resource available for young people this July and August, as part of their annual summer arts celebration, An Appalachian Summer Festival.

The Young People’s Global Film Series features highly acclaimed films from around the world that are entertaining, inspiring and educational.
The starting time for each film is 1pm, and the location is the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, located at 733 Rivers Street in Boone. Admission is $5 each, which includes the movie ticket as well as a cold drink and a snack.
Dates, titles, and video trailers are as follows:

Thursday, July 7Oddball and the Penguins

Thursday, July 14On the Way to School

Thursday, July 28Belle and Sebastian

Thursday, August 4Marie’s Story
If you have any questions that are not answered by viewing our website, or if you’d like to make a reservation, please feel free to call Anna Gaugert at 828.262.6084, ext.107.