The Alumni Hall of Fame and Scholarship Gala Masquerade Ball Video Transcript
We see the outside of the Bel Air Events building. The words, “The Alumni Hall of Fame and Scholarship Gala, Bel Air Events, June 2018” are shown on the screen along with the IU Kokomo tab.
We can hear the emcee shouting, “Please take your seats… yes, let’s have a round of applause for all of you being here!” And the crowd cheering.
Text on the screen reads “A Night of Fun” before
We see sparkly and sequenced masks lying on a table. We see cards with names on them for seating arrangements. We see an up close of a red and black mask. We see cards on tables that each say different local companies that donated for the event, including Nipsco, Cole Hardwood, Community Howard Regional Health, FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Community Foundation of Howard County, Wildcat Creek Golf Course, RACI Realtors Association of Central Indiana.”
Emcee Rob Johansen speaks to the crowd, “I’m Rob Johansen and I’m going to be your emcee for tonight and I’m going to begin the evening by making a sweeping entrance down the stairway!” The crowd cheers. We see Rob with a mask on at the top of a staircase as he speaks and begins to descend dramatically. We see a montage of musicians. We see a shot of sheet music on a music stand. We see hands playing a musical keyboard. We see a foot playing a bass drum pedal. We see hands playing the bass guitar. We see the decorated tables with black tablecloths, red napkins, centerpieces with feathers, and programs.
We see a photographer taking a posed picture of a couple in masks. We see people sitting at their tables and mingling with one another.
The words, “A Night of Fine Dining…” appear on the screen. People stand, cocktails in hand, in a circle talking with friends and colleagues.
The words, “A Night to Mix and Mingle” appear on the screen.
A couple dances with wide smiles on their faces. The words, “A Night of Dancing” appear on the screen. More couples and groups of friends dance together.
A band is performing. The band performs on the stage with all kinds of instruments and microphones.
The words, “And Full of Entertainment” appear on the screen. Mark Canada speaks at the podium with Rob Johansen standing to the side. As an act, Rob takes the podium from Mark and performs a believable fake punch, including a fake, loud punching sound. Mark pretends to have been hit. Rob shakes his hand as if it hurts from punching.
Chancellor Susan Sciame-Giesecke is on the stage, hugging and congratulating esteemed guests and friends.
The words, “A Night to Recognize Those Who Shine…and Those Who Share” appear on the screen.
The Chancellor, Ben Liechty, and the newest Alumni Hall of Fame inductees are presented their awards on stage.
The words, “All in the name of Helping Students Reach their Dreams” appear on the screen
The student speaker, Flor Valdes, smiles as she speaks into the podium.
A photographer takes a group photo. People continue to dance on the dance floor.
We see a close-up shot of four glass awards for the Hall of Fame inductees.
The words, “It’s Never too late to Give Back.” appear on the screen.
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