Is it possible to fuse country music with Motown tunes? At the University of Science and Arts, Joe Settlemires and his Showband will attempt the musical feat on April 14. The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Davis Hall Theatre.
Although the Showband generally is known for its swing style and pop pieces, this concert brings more of a country flair to the table. And for a good reason: special guest fiddle player Monte Gaylord is joining the band for the special event.
Music senior Thom Proctor promises a unique musical experience at the University of Science and Arts on April 10. Starting at 7:30 p.m., the Alumni Chapel will host his senior composition recital, which doubles as a costume party.
The recital includes 13 original compositions performed on piano, guitar and percussion, as well as choral pieces, improvised music and what Proctor calls “electronic experiments.”
Eating worms and dog biscuits may not sound appealing, but it’s just one way that the University of Science and Arts is celebrating Drop Everything And Read (D.E.A.R.) Day. On April 12, the Education Division invites both children and adults to take part in a Read-Aloud and Taste of Books Hour from 12:30-1:30 in Gary Hall.
Television theme songs meet rousing marches when the Droverspirit Concert Band hits the stage April 11 at the University of Science and Arts. Under the direction of Dr. Dan Hanson, the band will perform several spirited symphonic band classics for its annual spring concert starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Davis Hall Little Theatre.
Fourteen students were inducted into the Hypatia Honor Society March 22 at the University of Science and Arts. Hypatia is the university’s only campus-wide honor society. Students cannot apply for membership; they are hand-selected for Hypatia by a faculty committee. Special guest speaker U.S. Senator Tom Cole addressed the students at the noon luncheon.