Lindenwood faculty, staff band to perform at pavilion quad on Friday


Members of the band Borrowed Notes at Ameristar Casino on Nov. 10, 2017. The band has played campus events like Sibley Day, the Christmas Walk and will play at the pavilion quad on Friday.
Photo provided by Christopher Scribner.


A band made up of Lindenwood faculty and staff members will be performing on campus at the pavilion quad on Friday afternoon.

The band, called Borrowed Notes, is made up of Ricardo Delgado, dean of the School of Sciences; Michael Stein, professor emeritus of sociology; Stephen Sherblom, professor of education leadership; Christopher Scribner, professor of psychology; Rachel Blair, administrative assistant in the School of Sciences and Elaine Ragland, administrative assistant in the School of Humanities.

Stein said in an email that “Borrowed Notes personnel” have been together for nearly two years.

“That consistency – and being able to regularly meet throughout the year has, I believe, payed off.”

Something that Stein enjoys about being with Borrowed Notes has been “exposure to songs written in the twenty-first century.”

“My bandmates could tell you that I am pretty much stuck in the past, but Rico and especially Rachel have exposed me to songs of the twenty-first century and it’s been great fun learning them,” Stein said.

Delgado, who plays the bass in the band, said in an email that “previous incarnations” of the group have performed at campus events including many Sibley Days and some psychology conferences.

“We’ve played at a few events for the university since last year as “On The Test,” including a reception for incoming freshman parents and the Butler Sibley dinner, an event for donors. The joke of that name was we could say that students paid more attention to us if we could say that we were “On the test.”

Delgado enjoys playing in the band as a way of de-stressing and as a creative outlet. 

“I make most of the instruments I play, so I have an additional way to express myself,” Delgado said.

According to the Lindenwood Digest, Borrowed Notes will perform from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday is open to the Lindenwood community. People are invited to bring their lunches to eat and enjoy the music.