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Being involved on campus gives students memories, skills

Sky Barron, Reporter

May 2, 2019

 Whether it is joining an organization on campus, pledging for Greek life, or trying out for a position in the band, student involvement is what helps the students gain skill sets for future careers and make the college life a memorable experience. According to Keith Lamb, vice president of student affairs, rese...

Award-winning performers celebrated at honor recital

Mia Heck, Reporter

May 2, 2018

To celebrate award-winning performers, the Didzun Honors Recital was hosted in Akin Auditorium on May 1. “This is just a little representation of the success they’ve been having and I couldn’t be prouder,” Martin Camacho, dean of the college of fine arts, said. “I just could just go on about...

Low-brass ensemble performs at first Octubafest

Brittany Hill, Reporter

November 1, 2017

The Department of Music introduced the first Octubafest performed by the Low Brass Ensemble to an audience of 50 people in Akin Auditorium Oct. 30. Christopher Vivio, ensemble conductor, said, "This is our firstOctubafest. It's something that was created to showcase ensemble. We hope to expand and...

Golden Thunder band displays new uniforms

Golden Thunder band displays new uniforms

Craig Tidmore

September 19, 2017

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...

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

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

Robin Reid

May 3, 2017

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 against...

Not all drums make a bang

Not all drums make a bang

Caleb Sneath

November 7, 2016

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 in the piece,”...

Staff editorial: It takes a village

Staff editorial: It takes a village

The Wichitan

October 28, 2015

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 one...

$111K donation to fund band uniforms

$111K donation to fund band uniforms

Emma Labedis

September 12, 2015

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 an ...

Involvement could mean difference between employment, unemployment

Courtney Gilder

February 21, 2015

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...

40 years of holiday cheer kicks off with three concerts

40 years of holiday cheer kicks off with three concerts

Courtney Gilder

December 2, 2014

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 east Hardin lawn....

Extraordinary coincidence leads two professors to form band

Extraordinary coincidence leads two professors to form band

Ethan Metcalf

November 13, 2014

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 ...

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

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

Jessalyn Castro

September 23, 2014

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 di...

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