Saint Martin’s Hope Concert to support mission service trip

March 13, 2012

HopeLACEY, WASHINGTON—Aiming to bring hope to others, student performers from Saint Martin’s University will take to the stage and showcase their talent at the 2012 Hope Concert. The concert will take place Wednesday, April 4, 7:30 p.m. at Marcus Pavilion, 5300 Pacific Ave SE. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. All proceeds from the concert will be donated to the University’s annual mission service trip, which offers approximately 15 students the opportunity to explore the realities of poverty and homelessness in America and work for a more just society. 

Under the direction of Darrell Born and Brad Schrandt, students from the Saint Martin’s University Chorale, Jazz Combo and Pep Band will perform a wide range of selections. Individual talents will also be showcased through several solos and duets.

“The Hope Concert has become a beloved annual tradition for Saint Martin’s,” explains Born, chair of the fine and performing arts department at the University. “Every year, our students join together to perform in a spirit of service, generosity and compassion. It is a celebration that truly reflects the character of our community.”

Italian sodas and fair trade items will be available for purchase to support the mission service trip.

For more information about the Hope Concert, please call Saint Martin’s Department of Music at 360-438-4506 or Campus Ministry at 360-438-4381.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational university located on a 380-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Everett College, Centralia College and Tacoma Community College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at

For additional information:

Susan Leyster
Director of campus ministry
Saint Martin’s University

Sarah Holdener
Director of community relations and event management
Office of Marketing and Communications
Saint Martin’s University