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Park Band to perform tonight for GEEK Fest 2017

The Park Band will be out on the Square tonight in celebration of the Sorrell College of Business’ 2017 GEEK Fest.

“This evening will be the last event of our GEEK week with the Park band,” said Tara Morelock with the Sorrell College of Business at Troy University. “We’re very excited to be partnering with the City of Troy. We have some exciting things happening downtown with the ‘IDEA Bank’ moving into the old bank building downtown on the Square. We’re looking forward to the partnership beginning Friday evening and we encourage students to enjoy the band and our wonderful downtown and all the city has to offer.”

“We are excited to partner with the Sorrell College of Business GEEK Fest 2017 in bringing The Park Band to Downtown Troy,” said Leigh Anne Windham with the City of Troy. “We thought it would be a lot of fun to kick off the first TROY home game weekend with a band party. The Park Band always draws a big crowd when they play. Their music is enjoyed by people of all ages.”

The business college has celebrated a busy GEEK week already.

Both Wednesday and Thursday, current business majors and undecided students could find out more about the college and about majoring in business at a meet and greet with the college’s student advisory board. Thursday, the School of Accountancy held its annual ‘Accountancy Day’ with scholarships given to over 40 students, alumni inducted into the accountancy hall of honor and a mini career fair for students to meet with potential employers.

One of the biggest events of the week was a press conference in the former Regions building by Judson Edwards, dean of Sorrell College, as well as other Troy University, City of Troy, and Troy Bank and Trust officials officially announcing the IDEA Bank. The Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Accelerator (IDEA) will be a crucial location for business majors focused on hands-on experimentation while providing a clear link between Troy University and downtown Troy.

This morning, students can grab donuts and coffee and speak with Edwards at Donuts with the Dean, which will be held in the Bibb Graves atrium from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The concert tonight will begin at 7 p.m. The event is free and the public is invited to attend. Tables and chairs will be provided, but guests are encouraged to bring their own tailgating chairs as well. Reunion Troy will also have a tent at the concert for information on Alabama’s bicentennial celebration and a photo booth.