WT's student, faculty musicians in spotlight for 37th annual Showcase of Music
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By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer
A full range of West Texas A&M University student and faculty musicians will show off their talent Friday at the 37th annual Showcase of Music.
Ensembles both small and large will perform at the concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets are $10 and available at the door, at the WT music office (Room 202 of the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex) or at Tarpley's Music, 3800 W. Interstate 40. Call 806-651-2840.
The concert will feature the concert band, the symphonic band, the symphony orchestra, Chamber Singers and combined choirs, as well as a brass quintet, a saxophone ensemble, a percussion ensemble and a trumpet ensemble. Pre-show performances at 7 p.m. in the center's lobby will feature additional student musicians.
Proceeds from the evening benefit student scholarship funds.
"Since its inception, we have raised over $875,000 for student scholarships," said event chair Doug Storey, a clarinet professor. "The thing I think is really cool about that is that over half of that is in donations of $50 or less."
The evening also will include the presentation of the School of Music's Distinguished Alumni Award to Charles Nail, retired band and orchestra director at Permian High School. The WT grad retired in 2004 after leading his bands and orchestras to several statewide honors.