Hype Committee

We are the official Hampshire College student group in charge with the planning of Hampshire Halloween and Spring Jam.



Mission Statement

The Hype Committee aims to effectively plan, organise, and host major community events such as Hampshire Halloween and Spring Jam. We intend to reassess and revise the planning processes that were used in the past to achieve our goals of having an all-community inclusive, transparent planning model. Roles will be delegated to members of the group based on individual strengths and skills to ensure that every member is an active participant in the planning of community-wide events. Through the events that we plan, we hope to promote diversity in the arts, conscious and respectful behavior, as well as engaged and exciting community building.

“Spring Jam 2016”

April 30th, 2016


October 30th, 2015
For updates, visit the Facebook Page!

Schedule for the day of Hampshire Halloween:

Main Stage:
5:30PM Opening Ceremony
6:00PM-6:30PM Hampshire Acapella
7:30PM-8:00PM Carroll
8:15PM-8:45PM WYDYDE
9:00PM-9:20PM Shaq
9:35PM-10:05PM Calico Blue
10:20PM-10:50PM Hollis Woods
10:55PM-Costume Contest
11:05PM-12:00AM justin_for_now/myo
12:15AM-1:00AM reLEXed

Library Lawn Stage:
6:00PM-8:00PM Open Mic
8:15PM-8:45PM LuxDeluxe
9:00PM-9:45PM The New Resistants
10:00PM-10:30PM Plague Mod
10:45PM-11:15PM DJ Free Vybz
11:30PM-12:00AM Kiedo
12:15AM- 1:00AM Hotwagner

Other Activities:

6:00PM-12:00AM Live Art Mural: Arts Village
6:00PM-8:00PM NDC Improv & Hampshire College Stand Up: Roos Rohde House
7:00PM-12:00AM Movie Screenings: ASH auditorium
8:00PM-8:30PM Circus Folk Unite! Fire Show
9:00PM-9:30PM Pizza Drop Offs: At Water Stations
8:00PM-11:00PM Haunted House: FPH
12:00AM-1:00AM Midnight breakfast: Dining Commons

Prescott House Office
7:30PM-1:30AM Trick or Treating; Tim Burton Themed Event; Pumpkin/face painting & fortune telling

G/E House Office
Spooky campfire theme; Jack o lanterns, campfire and s’mores, folklore storyteller

Dakin House Office
Daking loading dock: outdoor field day picnic type things

Merrill House Office
Halloween Homecoming; photobooth with props, costume contest


October 31st, 2014
The Hampshire Halloween line-up is here.

This years long awaited headliner: Mykki Blanco “Mykki Blanco is the all-encompassing metropolitan artiste—multi-faceted, multi-talented (poet, rapper, actor and author are just some of her varying vocations), and multi-gendered (Mykki is the womanly side of 24-year-old Michael David Quattlebaum Jr.), the enthusiastic entertainer is armed with an aggressive and impressive flow, a sharp fashion sense, and a rare blend of confidence and humility.” -Interview Magazine

Hampshire is proud to host Mykki for our Halloween blast and we are sure she will put on a wild show. Of all the submissions that we reviewed for potential headliners, Mykki proved to be the most talented, unique, and groovy as well as the one with the most dance-able and catchy music. We are all stoked to see and hear what Mykki brings to the stage on Halloween night.

Please get stoked with us by listening to Mykki’s jams here: https://soundcloud.com/mykkiblanco And check out her beauty and other talents on any of these sites:


The Multiplicities of Mykki Blanco




The rest of our incredible lineup:

5:45 – 6:15: FIG featuring Freddy and the Yetis FIG is the stage- and nick-name of Andrew Figueroa, a Division III student at Hampshire College studying music and Latino identity. For his Division III project, he has composed a cabaret style Hip-Hop theater piece, called The Mixed Race Mixtape, which is showing now at Hampshire College. FIG has played at numerous Hampshire events and continues to excite the student body as we grow and learn together. HYPE is thrilled to have FIG back as a performer and to have them collaborating with another Hampshire-hailing performance: Freddy and The Yetis!

“Hailing from Northampton, MA, Freddy and The Yetis are a fusion band, who draw their compositional style from artists like Zappa and Phish while basking in the jazz and the rock sensibilities of artists ranging from Steely Dan, to Herbie Hancock, to Daft Punk, to The Mahavishnu Orchestra. The group’s unique style is reflected in its’ members, who come from the music departments of Berklee School of Music, UMass Amherst, Hampshire College, and Westfield State.” Described as “a jam band with style”, Freddy and The Yetis have been playing clubs and festivals all over New England for the past two years. HYPE is excited to welcome Freddy and The Yetis to Funk-Up Hampshire Halloween 2014.

6:30-7:00: Varcroft/Norse Varcroft is the stage name for Hampshire College student, Isaac Wade. Varcroft has been remixing great dance and house songs for campus parties for his entire Hampshire career! HYPE can’t wait to have Varcroft pump up the crowd at Hampshire Halloween!

Norse is the stage name for Hampshire College student Soren Nielsen. He mixes up classic and current popular music into fun dance tunes!

7:15-8: The Skins “The Skins are an infectious Brooklyn-based rock band consisting of siblings Bay Li, Reef, and Kaya Mckeithan, along with friends and dueling guitarists Daisy Spencer and Russell Chell. Although they range in ages from 15-21, The Skins play like old pro’s, offering a soulful interpretation of rock that today’s audiences crave.”

“Their self-titled self-released EP, The Skins, received rave reviews creating buzz from countless blogs, radio stations and labels. Their first in-studio music video recorded received over 10,000 views in its first week on youtube and continues its steady rise each day.”

The Skins, having just signed a major record deal with American Recordings, recently released two new singles: “Kiss Me” and “Maybe”, and have just been voted as Deli Magazine’s NYC Band of the Month.

8-8:15 = FIREWORKS

8:15-9:00: TBMA

HYPE is excited to present TBMA at this years’ Hampshire Halloween! “Emerging from Boston’s competitive music scene, seasoned musicians Joey Fisher and Chris Curran bring a unique mix of talents into the studio to forge a signature sound.” TBMA, or The Bolivian Marching Affair, pump up crowds with heart pounding bass, boisterous remixes, and originals such as ‘Showtime’, ‘Vega’, and ‘Obsessed’. ‘TBMA’s unique sound design identifies them from the rest of the pack and their musical output keeps chugging them ahead. For bass music, TBMA is somebody you need to pay attention to because these guys deliver a diverse range of tunes that keep things real.’ -YourEDM

TBMA’s thrilling dubstep and infectious dance music is sure to turn-up the tent at Hampshire Halloween!

9:15-10:00: AFK Hailing from Dallas, Texas, AFK is the bass music brainchild of 25-year-old Jimmy Blythe. AFK is getting his productions played out by the likes of Rusko, Datsik, Downlink, Calvertron, Crizzly, Excision, Run DMT, and many other legendary names throughout the EDM genre.

For the last few years, AFK has been performing dubstep, trap, and drumstep around the world, and HYPE is more than excited to welcome him to Hampshire College!

Check out AFK’s music here: https://soundcloud.com/afkdubstep

10:15-11:15: Mykki Blanco (see above)

11:30-12:15: Foie Gras “Force-feeding you music for your own good!” Foie Gras is a music group currently located in Amherst, Massachusetts. Foie Gras consists of DJs, producers, music enthusiasts, and Hampshire College students, Finn Liss and
Nick Kane. The group keeps the campus excited all year long with dance parties to their infectious house mixes, and has performed at many other Hampshire events. HYPE is thrilled to welcome Foie Gras back to join the party at Hampshire Halloween 2014.

12:30-1:15: Smarty McFly Smarty McFly is the stage name for 21-year-old producer, DJ and student at Hampshire College, Keenan Villani-Holand. He started making dance music after his high school punk band broke-up, and his high-energy presence and eclectic sets have made him a party favorite around Hampshire’s campus.


April 26, 2014
Hampshire College
3pm – 1am

Official Line-up 2014

4 – 4:45 — SPROUTS
5 – 5:45 — XENIA RUBINOS
6 – 6:45 — DJ LUCAS
7 – 7:45 — QUINCY VIDAL
8 – 8:45 — THE REMINDERS
9 – 9:45 — RETROSPEK
10 – 10:45 — THE SKINS
11 – 12 — ZION I
12:15 – 1 — ZEBRA KATZ

3 – 3:45 — ZUMBA
5 – 5:45 — GOLDBLOC
6 – 6:45 — MOE POPE & PSALM ONE

2:00 – 2:30 — FERN & FERN
2:45 – 3:15 — THE TROUTS
3:30 – 4:00 — AGUA NOZZLE
4:15 – 4:45 — DÉRIVE
5:00 – 5:30 — FIG
5:45 – 6:15 — KIDS CHOICE

Daytime Activities

  • Kettle Corn
  • Bouncy Castle
  • Photo Booth
  • Dunk Tank
  • Cotton Candy
  • Face Painting with QUIPOC
  • Live Painting @ the Music Tents
  • Collaborative Painting: The Seed of Life
  • Tape Art
  • Treasure Hunt!
  • Circus Show
  • Beer Tent (must be 21+)

… And more to come!

Screen On The Green

It is tradition that the day before Spring Jam, the Hampshire Community gets together on the library lawn to watch a movie on a large outdoor screen. With plenty of yummy snacks and drinks!

Help us pick the film by submitting suggestions to hype.hampshire@gmail.com – You have until April 17th!


A Message from the Hype Committee:

Hello Hampshire Community,

We hope all is well. We are issuing this statement in regards to the negative commentary on the Hampshire Halloween Facebook event page. After discussions within Hype and with other invested Hampshire community members, Hype has decided that we cannot silence students for voicing their opinions because we believe in the freedom of speech, however we have erased the comments on the event page that were disrespectful to both our performers and members of the Hampshire community. We welcome your constructive feedback concerning components of Hampshire Halloween through a more appropriate venue such as the Hype email (hype.hampshire@gmail.com) or in person at one of our meetings (Tues. @7pm and Thurs. @5pm) We hope see you all on October 25 at Hampshire Halloween!

Thank you,



Official Line-Up 2013

DJ/ Hip-Hop Tent (8pm – 1am)

8-9 – LuieGo X eGOmaniAKs

9:15 – 10:15 — D’hana

10:30 – 11:30 — Don Johnston

11:45 – 1 — Foie Gras https://soundcloud.com/foie-gras-music

Band Tent ( 6pm – 11pm)

6 – 6:45 — Who’ Da Funk It? http://whodafunkit.bandcamp.com/

7 – 745 — Kids Choice http://kidschoice.bandcamp.com/

8 – 8:45 — And The Kids https://andthekids.bandcamp.com/

9 – 9:45 — Midnight Snack http://midnightsnackmusic.bandcamp.com/

10 – 11 –Dion

The campus will officially close at 5pm. Anyone not on campus before 5pm must have EITHER a Hampshire College ID or a Hampshire Halloween ticket to enter campus. Non-Hampshire students on campus must exchange their ticket for a wristband by 5pm–they can be exchanged at the Bus Circle or at the Eric Carle Museum after 4:30pm.

MIDNIGHT BREAKFAST will be kindly served by Bon Appetit in the dining commons at 12:30am.
Join us for some yummy, hot food served by our own President Jonathan Lash!

Hampshire Students

All Hampshire students receive free admission to Hampshire Halloween 2013.  Wristbands are placed in each student’s mailbox the morning of the event.
Bringing guests:
Every student gets only one voucher– we cannot replace lost vouchers. Every student may invite up to three guests.
Vouchers must be filled out completely with each guest’s name, e-mail, & phone number BEFORE YOU GET IN LINE TO PURCHASE or they will not be accepted.
Tickets are $20 each, and can be charged in the bookstore with a student ID or paid in cash at the CLA office. These will be sold from October 17th-24th at 4:30.
Guests must have a ticket in hand when they arrive. Every passenger in the car must have a ticket. You cannot meet your guests at the gates to hand them tickets!

Five-College Students

The HYPE Committee has released one-hundred and fifty (150) tickets to each campus.  Sales are run through either the Student Activities Office or the Box Office from October 17th to 24th, or until tickets are sold out.  Tickets are twenty dollars ($20).  When tickets run out, you may only come to Hampshire Halloween 2013 as an invited guest of a current Hampshire student.
Tickets will be sold at the following locations:
Office of Student Engagement
Campus Center 106

Campus Center
Room 114

Student Union
Room 208

Student Programs
Blanchard Campus Center
Room 327

Other Activities


Go listen to some spooky and fun Halloween tunes at 6PM by the Graffiti Wall

NDC Improv Comedy Group:
Check them out by the Graffiti Wall at 6:30PM

Check them out behind the RCC and after the Fireworks in the Pavilion at 5:00PM

Hey Ride
Beginning at the Bus Circle after the Fireworks

5pm – 10pm @ the Yurt
Hampshire College DJ Collective
Line-up coming soon…

Horrible Horror Movies: ASH 7pm – 1am
1. Troll 2–94 min
2. Plan 9 from Outer Space–79 min
3. Killer Klowns From Outer Space–88 min
4. Sharknado–86 min

Prescott House Office:
Zombie Prom Photo Booth! (available for you to take home right away!)
Undead Corsage making!
Monstrous Music!
Cider Donuts!

Greenwich/Enfield House Office:
Psychic Night
Do you have questions? Do you seek answers? Do you want to know more about your future? Come to the G.E. House Office on Halloween night to have a 15 minute session with Psychics. There will be two professional psychics from Inspirit Crystals. Also, there will be food

Dakin House Office:
Halloween Town!
There will be snacks, cookie decorating, candy, Halloween Town movie showing, and other stuff

Merrill House Office:
October Harvest: Pumkin carving/design/art
Merril Masquerade: make your own Halloween mask at our crafts table
Candy Casino:Black Jack but with candy
Also: candy,cookies, hot chocolate, chips and snacks! 


    • We will be discussing the game plan for the next two months leading up to Hampshire Halloween. Fireworks? How to choose performers? How many performers? Tents? Food? Candy? Hayride? THE CHOICE IS YOURS.


  • Email hype.hampshire@gmail.com for submissions–this is your chance to have your favorite bands/artists perform @Hampshire Halloween 2013
    • What you need:
    • Performer Name
    • Performer Contact Info (email or phone)
    • Performer Cost
    • At least three sample tracks