The Cowsills, a singing family specializing in “popular music for all ages,” will headline this year’s Concordia Winter Carnival Show on Saturday Jan. 25, at the Memorial Auditorium.
Also appearing will be comedian Fred Smoot, who appeared on last fall’s College Spectacular.
This line-up is a replacement for the show with Spanky and Our Gang and the First Edition who cancelled after the booking had been announced.
The Cowsills have had a number of national hit records since their first smash a couple of years ago, “The Rain, The Park, and other Things,” “We Can Fly,” “Indian Lake” and a current release called “Poor Baby.”
Tickets for the show, priced at $3, $3.50 and $4, will be on sale on campus through tonight; thereafter they will be available at Daveau Music in Fargo and Moorehead.
Those who already have tickets for Spanky and Our Gang will be able to keep the same seats for this show and receive a refund on the difference in price; if they wish they can also get a complete refund.
This show will be the climax of Winter Carnival festivities planned this year around the theme “Midwinter Madness.”
Besides the familiar snow sculptures traditionally around campus, those frequenting the campus will see early signs of preparation in the beards which Cobber men will be hopefully growing for a beard contest.
Activities will begin on Saturday, Jan 18, with a morning of intersociety Olympics. Queen candidates will begin their own competition the next night with a talent show, at which all will perform.
The following Monday will see finalists being chosen for the queen contest. They later will attend a dinner with the contest judges, who include Mrs. Blanich of the Don-Lu Charm School; Mrs. Dobervitch, a teacher at Fargo South High School; and Jim Adelson, television personality from Channel 4 of Valley City.
“Musical Madness,” and evening of music provided by groups from various societies, will be presented on Thursday, Jan 23, in the East Complex lounge.
The 1969 Winter Carnival queen will be crowned at ceremonies Friday evening. A reception for the queen and her court follows the coronation.
Saturday night the Cowsills and Fred Smoot will appear.
An all-college worship service is planned for Sunday with a band concert that evening.
Karen Thielman and Myron Albertson are in charge of planning the event under the auspices of Nu Sig and Delta Rho societies.