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Beaufort musician goes to Olympics

Marc Fisher of Beaufort is one of 60 Clemson University musicians who traveled to London to perform at various venues around the city during the Summer Olympic Games
Clemson’s Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble are performing at Olympic venues to showcase their talents and American music to people from all over the world.
Fisher, who is majoring in production studies in performing arts, is a member of the jazz ensemble.
Through planning, hard work and fundraiser support, the students were able to formally accept the invitation. As London celebrates this global event by facilitating entertainment programs at Olympic Live Sites across its 33 boroughs, the tour allows Clemson students to be featured performers on the entertainment program being staged for millions of visitors and locals who will be in London during the games.
“This is a unique opportunity for our band students not only to travel abroad and learn about new cultures, but to bring the Clemson spirit to people from all over the globe,” said Mark Spede, Clemson’s director of bands.
Not only will the musicians perform, but they will learn about British culture and history on days set aside for sightseeing. The group will visit such places as London’s West End, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Piccadilly Circus and will have the opportunity to attend Olympic events.

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