Special Halftime Performances Planned For Feb. 21 Doubleheader

Ferris State University basketball fans will be treated to a special performance on Saturday, Feb. 21, as the Saline Fiddlers will be performing live inside FSU's Jim Wink Arena during halftime of both the Bulldog women's and men's basketball contests against Lake Superior State in Big Rapids, Mich.

Saline Fiddlers The women's game versus LSSU tips off at 1 p.m. (EST) with the men's game to follow at 3 p.m. (EST). Tickets for the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) doubleheader will be sold at the door starting one hour prior to tipoff.

In addition to performing live at halftime, the Saline Fiddlers will also be performing later the same day as part of the area's Festival of the Arts event inside Williams Auditorium on the FSU campus at 7 p.m. (EST).

Since 1994, the Saline Fiddlers have undeniably set the standard for extracurricular music programs in the United States. The group began with a simple idea: introduce an alternative style of music education to public school students. It has grown into a model of instruction and motivation that is being emulated across the nation. Yet more importantly, it is a brilliant example of what young adults can and will achieve if given a direction and the opportunity to explore, and pursue their own interests.

The Saline Fiddlers astound audiences every time they take the stage. They are fully equipped, amplified and present an energetic, polished stage show that includes music, song and dance from the traditions of American folk fiddle, bluegrass, jazz, western swing and Celtic music.

The Saline Fiddlers represent the positive side of today's youth while reflecting the rural traditions of Saline, Mich., and ultimately the country. The performers, all students at Saline High School, earn their places through competitive auditions based on musical ability and personal integrity. Each Fiddler balances academics, sports, school organizations, church activities, jobs and social lives with this demanding commitment to music.

The Saline Fiddlers' history includes more than 1000 performances all over the United States and several foreign countries. They have been honored to perform three times at the White House and twice on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center, as well as at the State of Michigan's Presidential Inaugural Ball in January 2001.

The Fiddlers' tours have brought them from the east coast to the west coast, down south and up north too. The Saline Fiddlers maintain a year round performance schedule, averaging 80 performances each year.

For more information on the Saline Fiddlers, please visit More information on the Festival of the Arts can be found on the FSU website at