Don’t Study for Exams, Eat and Be Merry!!


Amber Scherer is a member of the Oberlin Conservatory Council of Students, a four-person elected body representing students within the Conservatory.


Do you ever have an itching for heated competition in an indoors table soccer tournament? Please look no further! The Oberlin Conservatory Council of Students presents the first official Oberlin Conservatory Foosball Tournament.


This Saturday, December 15th, from 6 - 8 pm, twelve teams will duke it out for the honor of becoming Oberlin’s first Foosball Doubles Champions. The tournament will then take a break and resume at 9:30 pm, as the few remaining teams vie for gold.


The Conservatory Council of Students (CCS) will provide free Lorenzo’s pizza, chips and dips, and drinks for all! If you would like to join the tournament, please contact Amber Scherer at If you don’t want to play, but simply spectate, you are also welcome to join the event on the first floor of the Robertson building.


On an equally fun and more holiday-spirited note, CCS is also organizing the Oberlin Children’s Holiday Concert this coming Sunday! Continuing a now two-year tradition, CCS invites all Oberlin students, faculty, staff, and community members to the musical event of the semester.


At 4 pm this Sunday, December 16th, there will be live music (a quartet of four clarinets playing “Santa Baby,” for some reason?), a string quartet you can conduct, and as ever, pizza from our overlords at Lorenzo’s Pizzeria. I can’t forget to mention the one hundred donated goods from Blue Rooster, more baked sweets made by Oberlin students, an instrument petting zoo, and face-painting! All of this commotion will be held in the Warner Concert Hall Lobby (visible through the large glass windows facing the Conservatory koi pond).


The main event is reserved for 5 pm, inside the concert hall. Dozens of Conservatory and College musicians have volunteered to perform orchestral works, the equally famous “Waltz of the Flowers” from the Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky and “Sleigh Ride!” In all seriousness, these musicians are giving up hours of their reading period to rehearse and perform, for others’ enjoyment. The Children’s Concert is intended to embody the holiday spirit, in that sense, so we can all join in the fellowship of good food and music.

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