Band, Choir Events Scheduled For December

Jimekia Lambert Staff Writer The University of Arkansas’ Marching Band, Fall Choral Concert, Chamber Choir and the Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra and Arkansas Festival Ballet will be hosting events in December.    Tuesday, Dec. 3, the UAM Marching Band will be participating in the Drew County Christmas Parade. The parade will be held in downtown Monticello … Continue reading

Senior Recitals, Jazz Band Concert Scheduled For November

Jimekia Lambert Staff Writer The University of Arkansas-Monticello’s band will be holding a Senior Recital Saturday, Nov. 9, the UAM Fall Jazz Concert Tuesday, Nov. 19 and another Senior Recital Thursday, Nov. 21.    The Senior Recital for Saturday, Nov. 9 will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Visual and Performing Arts Complex Choir Area.  Tenor … Continue reading

Division Of Music Releases 2013 Fall Calendar Of Events

Courtesy of Carolyn Howell University of Arkansas at Monticello     Division of Music and     SEARK Concert Association   Calendar of Events Fall 2013   Sept. 12 Guest Artist Recital Fine Arts Center Thursday Tavi Ungerleider, cello Auditorium National Federation of Music Clubs 7 p.m. 2013 Young Artist Winner SEARK Concert Association   Sept. 14 UAM Jazz Combo II SouthArk Outdoor … Continue reading

Former UAM Jazz Musician To Perform On Cruise Ship

Courtesy of Media Services MONTICELLO — Jazz saxophonist Nathan Carman of Heber Springs, a 2013 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been hired by Suman Entertainment of Miami, Fla., to perform for the Norwegian Cruise Lines ship, the Norwegian Jewel.    Carman will play during seven-day tours of Alaska from Seattle, a 16-day … Continue reading

Band Director To Tour With Legendary Bands

Courtesy of Media Services MONTICELLO — The architect of the nationally-renowned jazz program at the University of Arkansas at Monticello is taking a summer break to tour with a pair of legendary big bands that had their starts in the 1930s.    Gary Meggs, director of UAM’s Jazz Band I, is touring with the Harry James … Continue reading

UAM Band Camps Scheduled

Courtesy of Media Services MONTICELLO — The Division of Music at the University of Arkansas at Monticello will host four summer band camps in June and July.    Camps include a beginner camp June 9-14, junior high camp June 16-21, high school camp June 23-28 and jazz camp July 15-18. Each camp will present public concerts … Continue reading

Jazz Band I Plays At Midwest Clinic In Chicago

By Drew Foote Staff Writer CHICAGO, Ill. – The University of Arkansas at Monticello Jazz Band I played in Chicago, Ill. at the Midwest Music Clinic during Christmas break with nine other bands from all over the world.    The audience consisted of people from all over the world comprising the manager of the Glenn Miller … Continue reading

Jazz Band Performs At Spring Jazz Concert

By Rodney Hill Staff Writer The University of Arkansas-Monticello’s Jazz Band dazzled a large audience at its annual Spring Jazz Concert March 5 at the Fine Arts Center.    The first of three different jazz bands opened up the concert with Instructor of Music, John Webb conducting. The first piece played, “First Time Around,” set the … Continue reading

Jupiter Music Donates New Instruments To UAM Jazz Band For Chicago Performance

Courtesy of Media Services   MONTICELLO — The Jupiter Music Corporation has donated $50,000 worth of new instruments to the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s elite jazz ensemble, Jazz Band I, for the group’s performance at the 66th Midwest Clinic of the International Band and Orchestra Conference in Chicago on Dec. 21.    Jazz Band I, … Continue reading

Division Of Music Receives New Instructor

By Patricia Adams Staff Writer MONTICELLO – The music division at University of Arkansas at Monticello hired on a faculty member for a permanent position. Claude E. Askew, instructor for the music division, joined the staff in 2011 with a 1-year hire contract. Now, after his year as an instructor has ended, Chancellor Jack Lassiter … Continue reading

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