Concerts & Events

DEC 13

7:30 pm

Wind Ensemble Concert

Mississippi Bandmasters Association at Natchez

JAN 11

9:00 am

Double Reed Day

Band and Choral Rehearsal Hall

JAN 17

8:00 am

Mississippi Vocal Symposium Institute

Schedule and Guest Artist Concert

Band and Choral Rehearsal Hall

JAN 17

7:30 pm

Mississippi Vocal Symposium Institute

Guest Artist Concert

First Baptist Church, Starkville-MS

Departmental News

African drumming at Belle-Shivers Middle School


African drumming at Belle-Shivers Middle SchoolProfessor Bob presented a hands-on musical experience in African drumming on December 5th for fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students at Belle-Shivers Middle School in Aberdeen, MS.  The students learned basic techniques for playing African drums, bells, rattles and other percussion instruments.  The students played in-the-moment improvisations based...

Jason Baker and Clifton Taylor to Present Concerto at State Conference


MSU faculty members Jason Baker (marimba soloist) and Clifton Taylor (conductor) will present Taylor’s “Concertpiece for Marimba and Wind Ensemble” with the Starkville High School Wind Ensemble” on Thursday, December 12 at the Natchez City Auditorium as part of the Mississippi Bandmasters Conference. Baker commissioned this piece and gave the premier with the MSU Wind Ensemble in 2017. It was...

African Drumming for World Tour Day at Madison Middle School


November 22 was World Tour Day at Madison Middle School. Seven different groups of 6th graders attended Dr. Bob’s center to experience African drumming. One group was selected to play for the closing all-school assembly. The purpose of the program was to provide a culmination/celebration to conclude the Social Studies unit on the seven continents of the world.  The students dressed as tourists...