Continuing to spread the Trailblazing spirit throughout campus and beyond, Raging Red, Dixie State University’s premier song and dance performing team, has made adaptions to fit the constraints of a pandemic while still reaching a widespread audience.
“Because of COVID-19, Raging Red has had to find ways to make connections and continue performing while striving to maintain good health, social distancing and respecting the safety of those around us on and off campus,” said Sailor Mylroie, Raging Red marketing intern. “We plan to create as much digital content as possible, which will be available for viewing on our social media platforms.”
Nathan Potter from Huntington, UT was selected to be part of Raging Red for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Selected after an extensive audition process, the 24 student performers will represent DSU at engagements on campus, throughout the community, and even at a global level as they assist the University in recruiting efforts.
“Being on Raging Red has a lot of opportunities to serve and make a difference in the world around me,” said Sadie Brinkerhoff, Raging Red stage manager. “It means giving back to my friends, campus and community.”
Raging Red began in 2009 under the direction of Merrilee Webb. During her tenure, Raging Red recruited throughout Utah and the Western United States. Performance tours also took them to China, Japan, New York City and Hawaii.
Now, with current Director Geoff Reynolds, Raging Red continues to carry out his vision for the performers – to create art that matters and inspires, uplifts and tells the human experience. “This year’s talented cast has geared up for distanced live performances and is making a virtual splash,” Reynolds said.
To learn more about Raging Red, or to inquire about booking them for an event, visit ragingred.dixie.edu.