Friday, October 19, 2012

Gonzaga University Bea Pigs Rock ‘N’ Roll Band

Fr. Patrick Conroy, S.J. used to be a leading member of the GU Bea Pigs rock ‘n’ roll band. In a time before retired Jesuits occupied Cardinal Bea House, Jesuit scholastics filled its halls with classic tunes such as “Build Me Up Buttercup” and “Brown Eyed Girl.” “We used to do Three Dog Night, the Manhattan Transfer, lots of songs that took three/four part harmonies because we had a lot of guys who could sing,” Conroy said. His favorite genre consists of music from the late ’60s, early ’70s, but he loves to strum a good tune on his guitar that gets people singing. There also was, of course, some studying going on in Bea House. Conroy ultimately graduated from the studies philosophy for scholastics, beginning what would become another chapter of Jesuit formation in his life.
Link (here) to read a rather good and interesting article at Gonzaga University

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