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Annual Aftershock to Celebrate Quake Day of Service, Jim Reynolds' Inauguration

Public Invited to Free Concert Saturday on Collett Mall

April 24, 2013

The high-energy band The Company will be performing cover versions of popular dance music from the past 40 years Saturday (April 27) evening, from 5 to 9 p.m., on Wilmington College’s Collett Mall.

The event, which is open to the public, is known as Aftershock. It is an annual spring celebration at which students, faculty and staff enjoy music, food, festivities and fellowship following a day of community service known as The Quake.

This year marks the 20th edition of The Quake, as students will spend the afternoon in voluntary service at nearly two dozen locations throughout the community.

Complementing the milestone year of The Quake is an opportunity at Aftershock for students to congratulate Jim Reynolds, who was installed as WC’s 18th president at an inauguration ceremony last month.

Dinner featuring Beaugard’s Southern Bar “B” Que and side dishes from the College’s Sodexo Campus Services will be available under a tent from 5 to 6:30 p.m. It’s free of charge to WC students on the meal plan, $5 for other WC students, faculty and staff with a College I.D., and $10 for the general public.

(LEFT) Ramona Gibbs-Blaine

Aftershock will be moved indoors in the event of inclement weather.

The College invites community members to bring lawn chairs and blankets for The Company’s concert.
The band, which will perform on the city stage, features 1985 Wilmington High School graduate Ramona Gibbs-Blaine on lead vocals.

Gibbs-Blaine and Paul Kindt (keyboards/saxophone/vocals) formed The Company — affectionately known as “tCo” — three years ago. It is a six-piece high-energy funk/R&B/pop cover band that has quickly made a name for itself in the Cincinnati area.

Covering dance music of the last 40 years, its repertoire ranges from Chaka Khan, Prince and Michael Jackson to Usher and Rhianna, from Stevie Wonder and Midnight Star to No Doubt and P!nk.

Following her graduation from WHS, Gibbs-Blaine performed in various groups in the Dayton and Cincinnati area. In 2001, she was the lead singer at the newest Jeff Ruby restaurant, Carlo & Johnny, until 2005 when she joined Off The Hook, a band that also featured Kindt.

Gibbs-Blaine’s day job is as director of student services at Daymar College in Bellevue, Ky. She has a 14-year-old son, Colin.