Homecoming 2005 Date Set – October 22nd

SAVE THE DATE of October 22nd, 2005 for our Homecoming Reunion 2005.

The kickoff will not likely be set permanently, as we well know from many years experience, until the Monday before the game, but it’s great that we at least know what date was selected so early this year.

Mark your calendars right now!  Look forward to seeing you all join us this year!

Final concert of the 2004-2005 academic year!

SBCB 2005-04-21 Small: Small poster for 2005.04.21 Symphony Band and Concert Band concert(Updated with program details)

The final concert in the Centennial Celebration academic year comes on Thursday, April 21, in Catlett Music Center’s main venue, Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall. Attendees will hear the Concert Band, directed by Michael Boone with guest conductors Michael Raiber and John Si Millican. The Concert Band features many Pride members, performing a program of contemporary wind literature that includes Fisher Tull’s Introit, Alfred Reed’s The King of Love My Shepherd Is, and John Zdechlik’s Celebrations.

That’s followed by the Symphony Band, under the direction of Brian Britt and guest conductor John Pasquale. The Symphony Band is a smaller group performing some difficult literature, including Roger Nixon’s Fiesta Del Pacifico, and Charles Ives’s Old Home Days (with guest conductor John Pasquale). The program closes with the March from Paul Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis, a piece so difficult that in some states, boxes of antihistamine read “Do not drive, operate heavy machinery, or perform the Symphonic Metamorphosis while taking this medication.”

The concert begins at 8:00 PM, April 21. Admission is free, so if you’re free, come support current OU student musicians in their final performance of the academic year. (There may be a recital with band performances we can tell you about shortly, and if so, we’ll update.) Click on the poster to download a printable PDF version for yourself and share it with your friends!

Wind Symphony in concert Monday night!

Wind Sym 2005-04-11 small: Poster for OU Wind Symphony concert, 11 April 2005 The OU Wind Symphony performs live in concert Monday April 11, so don’t suffer a Monday night of reruns on TV! The program includes Bach’s Come Sweet Death in memory of the late Dr. Frederick Fennell, Saint Saens’s Marche Militaire Francaise, David Del Tredici’s In Wartime, and Elgar’s famous Engima Variations.

Click on the picture to download your own PDF poster for this 100th anniversary season Sutton Series concert. The performance is in Sharp Hall, Catlett Music Center, at 8 PM. Admission to all Sutton Series concerts is $8 for adults, and $5 for students, faculty, staff, and senior citizens.

Check out the OU School of Music calendar for more performances. The Symphony Band and Concert Band perform next week, and we’ll post details shortly.