two students in formalwear, images of musical performers and text: in recognition of black history month the black student union presents the black ball, a magical masquerade

Join Us for a Magical Masquerade

Friday, February 24, 2023
6:30 to 11 p.m.
Pierce College Puyallup

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The year of 2023 marks the return of celebrating Black Excellence at Pierce College through food, music, and dance with the relaunch of the 4th Annual Black Ball! This year's Magical Masquerade will be a relaunch of the annual Black Student Union event to host a fun evening of dinner, music concert, and dance for students, staff and faculty to recognize Black History Month at the Puyallup Campus.. Through a partnership between the Fort Steilacoom campus' Black Student Union and the Puyallup Office of Student Life, we will be centering the vibrant cultures and rich traditions of our African American and African students during Black History Month. We will be working with a mix of regional talent, local vendors and BIPOC-owned businesses to provide services ranging from catering, florists, entertainment, and décor to make this event a success for the surrounding community and our student body.

Featuring Guest performances by T-Ray the Violinist, Kazual and DJ Alkstar.


Students and Guests (one guest per student)

Dinner, Concert and Dance: SOLD OUT

Concert and Dance: $5 ($10 for guests)

Staff and Faculty

Dinner and Concert: $30


  • 6:30 p.m.: Check-In
  • 7 p.m.: Dinner
  • 8 p.m.: Concert
  • 9 p.m.: Dance
  • 11 p.m.: Event Closing


For students from the Fort Steilacoom campus in need of transportation to the Puyallup campus, we have scheduled a private charter bus that will have two pick up and drop off times for the first 40 people who sign up.

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Bus Schedule

Pick Up

1st Pick Up (40 people max)

  • 6 p.m.: Pick up at Fort Steilacoom Parking Lot B - HEC Building     
  • 6:15 p.m.: Departure
  • 6:45 p.m.: Arrival at Puyallup campus Parking Lot A - CTR Building

2nd Pick Up  (40 people max)

  • 7 p.m.: Pick up at Fort Steilacoom Parking Lot B - HEC Building      
  • 7:15 p.m.: Departure
  • 6:45 p.m.: Arrival Puyallup campus  Parking Lot B - AAH Building


1st Return Trip  (40 people max)

  • 10 p.m.: Departure from Puyallup - Parking Lot B 
  • 10:30 p.m.: Arrival at Fort Steilacoom Parking Lot B - HEC Building

2nd Return Trip  (40 people max)

  • 11:15 p.m.: Departure from Puyallup - Parking Lot B 
  • 11:45 p.m.: Arrival at Fort Steilacoom Parking Lot B - HEC Building


T-Ray the Violinist

t-ray the violinist standing outside, holding a violin

T-Ray The Violinist is a passionate and resilient visionary who has taken his unique violin performance outside of its stereotypical arena. He has transformed it into a catalyst, that moves the crowd and moreover simultaneously inspires people to chase their dreams. Growing up to the sounds of 90s RnB, Hip-Hop & Jazz and developing as an artist in New Orleans influenced him to fuse together his sonic experiences to create his own genre, eclectic fusion. Throughout his professional career thus far he has graced the stages of the Essence Music Festival, Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Voodoo Festival, tour London, UK and has been privileged to work with the likes of Tank and The Bangas, Big Freedia, Hill Harper, Con Funk Shun, Sheryl Underwood and Chef Garvin of The Food Network. T-Ray The Violinist is an artist at the forefront of a movement with an incomparable sound.


members of kazual

KAZUALMANIA has begun! Kazual (pronounced 'casual') is one of the hottest and freshest Acapella Troupes to hit the market! They offer the complete package - they sing, dance, write and produce, engaging audiences across the country through touring and their ever-presence on National TV. Kazual blends harmonious styles and eclectic mixes of R&B, Hip-Hop, and Dirty Pop with choreographed dance. Their national spotlights include NBC's "America's Got Talent", The Maury Povich show's "Next Big Superstars of Tomorrow", BET, MTV, and wins on New York's legendary Showtime at the Apollo stage. Kazual's unique tones can remind you of the group Boyz II Men; this is one group you don't want to miss!