Denton Mayor Proclaims One O'Clock Lab Band Day
On the evening of November 19, 2013, Mayor Mark Burroughs of Denton Texas designated that day as One O'Clock Lab Band Day in an official proclamation ceremony at the Denton City Hall. The current One O'Clock Lab Band as well as Steve Wiest, John Murphy, Assistant Dean Raymond Rowell, Katy Kinard and Craig Marshall were in attendance along with Floyd Graham's daughter Pati Haworth. Graham founded of the Aces of Collegeland, the fore-runner to the One O'Clock. Council person Pete Kamp was instrumental in arranging for the proclamation.
A Cappella Choir Celebrates 75th Anniversary
On November 19, current conductor Jerry McCoy led the A Cappella Choir in celebrating its 75th season with Blessed are they…, a concert that commemorated several anniversaries. In remembrance of President John F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his death, the choir presented Herbert Howells’ beautiful Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing, commissioned for Kennedy’s memorial service and now considered a masterpiece of 20th-century choral music. And in honor of the 100th anniversary of Britten’s birth, the choir sang his festival cantata Rejoice in the Lamb.
Fall 2013 Keyboard Events Honor Heiberg and Rogers
The College of Music dedicates its fall faculty and guest artist piano concerts to the cherished memories of two former UNT professors who passed away during the summer.
UNT Presents "Sounds of the Holidays" Dec. 7
Get into the spirit of the season this December 7 at Sounds of the Holidays: An Evening with North Texas Jazz. For only $3, you’ll hear the famed One O’Clock Lab Band (Steve Wiest, director) play favorites like “Frosty the Snowman” and “Sleigh Ride” in original arrangements by UNT students, as well as historic jazzy takes on Christmas like the Ellington/Strayhorn version of Tchaikovsky’s Nutracker Suite. The Jazz Singers (Jennifer Barnes, director) get in on the action with tunes including “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Silent Night.” Two concerts for roughly 1,400 sixth grade students from Denton ISD will be performed Dec. 6. These concerts are made possible by UNT’s Professional Development Institute and offer every sixth-grader in Denton the opportunity to participate.
UNT Wind Conductors Honored at State Convention
UNT's three College of Music wind conductors were recognized for their achievements at the Texas Bandmasters Association Convention held in July in San Antonio.