Hokies took the stage at Carnegie Hall on April 11, when 165 Virginia Tech students and several of their School of Performing Arts professors performed at the iconic concert venue.

Members of the Virginia Tech Wind Ensemble and the Virginia Tech Combined Choirs — the Chamber Singers, Tech Men, and Women’s Chorus — all performed at the concert, dubbed Hokies at Carnegie Hall. The students represented all seven of the university’s undergraduate colleges.

On their way north, the students stopped in Fairfax, Virginia, to present a concert at the George Mason Center for the Arts.

Dwight Bigler, director of choral activities at Virginia Tech, conducted the Combined Choirs, while Jonathan Caldwell, a visiting assistant professor of music, conducted the Wind Ensemble.

“To perform in Carnegie Hall was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our students,” said Caldwell. “On the world’s most famous stage, our students put on a magnificent performance and I could not be more proud. I just feel fortunate to have been a part of it.”

On their way to New York City, the students first stopped in Fairfax, Virginia, to perform a preview concert at the George Mason Center for the Arts. Here, Jonathan Caldwell conducts the Wind Ensemble.
Before their Carnegie Hall performance, the students had a chance to explore the Big Apple.
The Orange Effect meets Broadway. Pictured from left are Tech Men members David Maeng, Owen Hansen, Dominic Carolla, Aaron Marinkovich, and Jeremy Ilang-Ilang.
Choir members help members of the Wind Ensemble unload instruments near Carnegie Hall.
Two faculty performers — cellist Alan Weinstein and soprano Ariana Wyatt — walk to Carnegie Hall accompanied by Patricia Raun (far right), a theatre arts professor and former director of the School of Performing Arts.
Stephanie Williams and Stefan Povolny, members of the Wind Ensemble
A member of the Women’s Chorus stands triumphantly in front of Carnegie Hall.
Members of the Women’s Chorus pose together before the start of the concert.
Robert Bloomquist and Sarah Karalus, performers with the Wind Ensemble, proudly display their artist tags.
Mary Haugh, a member of the Chamber Singers
The requisite selfie in front of Carnegie Hall