It’s hard to support a consistent music scene on a college campus. The population is constantly changing because most people don’t intend to stay for more than a few years. As a result any musical project involving multiple people, particularly people of different ages, faces having its lineup scrambled by graduations.
Despite this, college campuses provide opportunities for the young and creative to meet and work with people from different backgrounds with diverse influences and experiences.
The music scene at the College of William & Mary has all these features but with the added disadvantage of a relatively small population to draw from. While Williamsburg’s musical output is more modest than that of a Charlottesville or an Athens, it has managed to produce several bands that have made a splash beyond the confines of James City County.
For the purpose of this blog, I’m going to use the Meridian’s weekly shows as a guide for taking an organized look at the campus music scene, with a focus on other musical events as they occur. I’ll also include a feature on a local musician that’s making waves around W&M with links to upcoming performances & recorded music.
Be sure to stop by the Meridian Coffeehouse on 206 South Boundary Street on Friday, February 5th to see one of William & Mary’s hottest up and coming rappers!
Till I see you again,