Student Council approved two new clubs this week: Tabletop and the Kenyon Musicians Society (KMS). Tabletop is a club centered on games, including the card, board,and role playing varieties. KMS grew out of a tradition of jam sessions and informal meetings and hopes to expand to larger events.
Founder Jason Cerf ’15 sees KMS as “a non exclusive environment for musicians on campus, a place for them to come and play music, to just hang out and appreciate music.” The group began their informal session at the start of the fall semester and has since performed several times at the Village Inn. Cerf hopes “to perform in more places, in a lot more different styles.” KMS will emphasize a low pressure atmosphere; Cerf stressed that “by definition KMS is not a band,” and thus avoids the responsibilities and pressures of one. KMS meets Wednesdays and Fridays in Waite Rehearsal Hall in Storer Hall.
Tabletop Co-President Dakota Curry ’16 described the club’s goal as bringing the enjoyment of various games “to the campus as a whole.” The group, advised by President Sean Decatur, will try to expand beyond small groups of players to larger events. The club’s organizers plan to “reach more people that we don’t personally know,” according to Co-President Colton Flick ’16.
The group plans to play mostly card and board games, though their choices will be “dictated by who shows up and what they want to do.” Tabletop’s first meeting will be this Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Gund Commons.