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Photos: Bloomington Delta Music Club performs, connects musicians

<p>The Bloomington Delta Music Club&#x27;s newly label equipment sits in preparation for the club&#x27;s jam session on Nov. 13, 2021, on the table at senior and co-president Elliot Obermaier&#x27;s house. Elliott Obermier says BDMC&#x27;s purpose is to provide the all encompassing musical aspect of a performance growth, and a network to find other musicians to play with.</p>

The Bloomington Delta Music Club's newly label equipment sits in preparation for the club's jam session on Nov. 13, 2021, on the table at senior and co-president Elliot Obermaier's house. Elliott Obermier says BDMC's purpose is to provide the all encompassing musical aspect of a performance growth, and a network to find other musicians to play with.

Junior and co-president of Bloomington Delta Music Club, Ollie Grcich, prepares for the jam session by labeling the club's equipment on Nov. 13, 2021. Grcich labels the equipment in the club's colors: blue and orange. Willow Thompson
Members of the Bloomington Delta Music Club team carry equipment to the jam performance on Nov. 13, 2021, in Bloomington. In addition to hosting meetings once a month, the club tries to have jam sessions and other events a few times each month so musicians feed their passion for music. Willow Thompson
Junior and co-president Ollie Grcich carries a Bloomington Delta Music Club box to the jam performance on Nov. 13, 2021, at Ollie Grcich's garage. Just like most clubs on campus, members have to pay dues in order for the club to purchase speakers, mixers, microphones and much more in order for events to happen. Willow Thompson
Elliot Obermaier, left, Ollie Grcich, middle, and Elle Hodge, right, discuss how the jam performance will play out on Nov. 13, 2021, in Bloomington. The club allows and encourages a variety of music to be played during the sessions. Willow Thompson
Members of Bloomington Delta Music Club gather for the jam session on Nov. 13, 2021, in Ollie Grcich's garage. During jam sessions, the musicians are able to play off each other's performances. They focus on the sound and enjoy mixing up the rhythm of the song. Willow Thompson
Freshman Ahnay Hering plays the guitar during the jam on Nov. 13, 2021, in Bloomington. Hering has been involved with music for a while, he just released his first Extended Play on various streaming services. Willow Thompson
Sophomore Ethan Corral plays his guitar during the Bloomington Delta Music Club's jam session on Nov. 13, 2021, in Bloomington. The club was founded in the fall of 2019. Willow Thompson
Senior Zack Berger plays on Bloomington Delta Music Club's drum set during its jam session on Nov. 13, 2021, in Grcich's garage.Due to its size, the drums were assembled in the garage prior to the jam session. Willow Thompson
Sophomore Nitya Kavuluri sings with Sophie Hruskocy during a Bloomington Delta Music Club jam performance on Nov. 13, 2021, in Bloomington. The singers read the lyrics of the songs off their phones during the jam session. Willow Thompson
Junior and the media chair of Bloomington Delta Music ClubElle Hodge talks to Vivienne Vadynee during the club's jam session on Nov. 13, 2021, in club president Ollie Grcich's garage. Vadynee sang a solo toward the beginning of the session. Willow Thompson
Senior Elliot Obermaier gathers the members of the Bloomington Delta Music Club to discuss on Nov. 13, 2021, in Bloomington. The club was originally going to focus on blues, but today the team likes to include all different types of genres and musicians. Willow Thompson
Illinois State University sophomore Max Russo plays the saxophone during the jam on Nov. 13, 2021, in Ollie Grcich's garage. He wants to start a club similar to Bloomington Delta Music Club at Illinois State. Willow Thompson

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