Golden Thunder band displays new uniforms

A warm, September Saturday night sets the tone as the Golden Thunder band marched onto the field. As they moved into position, it's easy to notice there is something different about the band this year. They are showing their true colors. There is no mistaking that the band on the field is for the … [Read more...]

Wind ensemble performance, Fascinating Ribbons, wraps up Celebration of Scholarship

The Department of Music University Wind Ensemble performed four pieces, closing out the Celebration of Scholarship, Thursday April 27. The 36-member band filled the stage in Akin Auditorium. The band members were dressed in all black, their brass and woodwind instruments making a stark contrast … [Read more...]

Not all drums make a bang

The audience of nearly 100 in Akin Auditorium Nov. 3 sat in an almost reverent silence as the percussionist balanced the flowerpot atop the drum.“It was certainly unconventional. I've seen a lot of concerts, a lot of percussionists, but I've never seen flowerpots before, but I think it worked well … [Read more...]

Staff editorial: It takes a village

In today's world, it's the heroes who make the headlines. The athletes, the leaders, the trailblazers. It's easy to let one person take the spotlight for a team's success, a new invention, or a world-changing compromise. However, the success of a group or project is very rarely on the shoulders of … [Read more...]

$111K donation to fund band uniforms

The band will be receiving new uniforms next spring, through a $111,000 donation from the James N McCoy Foundation."The McCoy Foundation was very generous and donated money going toward the purchase of new band uniforms," Matthew Luttrell, director of bands and orchestras, said. "The program needed … [Read more...]

Involvement could mean difference between employment, unemployment

Involvement is something that has been preached to us since we came to Spirit Days or Mustangs Rally. Every time somebody new got on stage, it was about finding our niche on campus. Find something that fits your interests or create a new group on campus. I finally understand why getting involved … [Read more...]

40 years of holiday cheer kicks off with three concerts

Setting up Fantasy of Lights from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. Toys from the Toy Story movies came to life and danced to the series' classic “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” as hundreds of onlookers walked through the opening reception of the 40th anniversary Fantasy of Lights display Nov. 24, on the … [Read more...]

Extraordinary coincidence leads two professors to form band

Nathan Jun, associate philosophy professor and coordinator of the department, wanted to start a band. "I came to this conclusion some time toward the end of last year that I wanted to play music again," Jun said. "I wanted to be in a band in an effort to improve my quality of life." While Jun … [Read more...]

Fans, players, band have different experience at AT&T Stadium

The first home football game Sept. 13 boasted one of the largest turnouts for tailgating, but many Mustang football fans said they got even more excited for the Lone Star Conference Football Festival game at AT&T Stadium last Saturday night. "The atmosphere, lights and big screen make a huge … [Read more...]

Percussion students perform for live audience

Percussion students put on a show for msu community from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. Three groups of percussion students performed for an audience of about 75 in Akin Auditorium April 10. "Tonight is our evening of percussion and steel pans which is our once-a-semester concert for these … [Read more...]