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April 30, 2009

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
News and Information
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769

MEDIA ADVISORY: Tyler Community Band to Perform Anniversary Concert at UT Tyler

The Tyler Community Band will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a concert Tuesday, May 5 at The University of Texas at Tyler’s R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center.

The public concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

The program features John Sousa’s march, “Fairest of the Fair,” in honor of the late Richard Highfill, who founded the ensemble and previously served as a UT Tyler music faculty member and Tyler Independent School District Robert E. Lee High School Marching Band director. 

Special guest conductors for the evening are Ronald Todd, director of bands at Morton Ranch High School in Katy; and Mark Crim, director of bands at East Texas Baptist University.   

Dr. Jeffrey Emge, UT Tyler associate professor of music and UT Tyler Wind Ensemble and Tyler Community Band director, will serve as head conductor.   

For more information, contact Hannah Buchanan, 903.565.5769.
 

 
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