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  • California band Big Tree makes stop at Wilmington University for 'green' performance

  • Wilmington University will host a lively, pre-Earth Day celebration next week with festivities that will feature a performance from the five-piece, California-based, indie pop/folk band, Big Tree.
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  • Wilmington University will host a lively, pre-Earth Day celebration next week with festivities that will feature a performance from the five-piece, California-based, indie pop/folk band, Big Tree.
    The celebration, organized by the WilmU Green Team and the Department of Student Life will also include popcorn and other refreshments along with games and green activities, some of which will offer small prizes.
    Big Tree was first invited to play at the University in 2011 at a vegetable-oil-as-fuel demo. They were touring college campuses in their "green" van at the time.
    In 2012, a music marketing company described Big Tree as "a band of massive sounds, funky danceable chords and hypnotic vocal harmonies." Their stop at WilmU is part of an East Coast tour to promote their new, self-released album, Little EP, that also includes stops in Worcester, Massachusetts, Brooklyn, New York and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The band moved to Berkeley, Calif., from Brooklyn more than a year and a half ago and has since become part of the Bay area's burgeoning music scene.
    More information on Big Tree can be found at http://bigtreesings.com.
    Wilmington University's pre-Earth Day celebration has been scheduled for 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 in the Pratt Student Center on the New Castle campus.
    For more information on the Earth Day celebration, contact Tom Hurd at 302-295-1180 or thomas.w.hurd@wilmu.edu.

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