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Centennial Celebration

Since its founding 1919, the Tarleton State University band program has been one of the most visible and integral aspects of university life on the Tarleton campus. 2019 marks the centennial anniversary of the band program, and the year will be capped with a week's worth of celebration to mark the occasion.


Kickoff Concert

Thursday, November 7, 2019, 7:30 pm

Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Auditorium

The Centennial Celebration begins with the Wind Ensemble in concert. Dr. Ben Charles is guest soloist with Michael Daugherty's Raise the Roof for solo timpani. Admission is $5 or free for Tarleton students, faculty, or staff.


Centennial Time Capsule Concert

Friday, November 8, 2019, 12:15 pm

Hunewell Bandstand

Bring your lunch to an afternoon band performance recreating the first Tarleton band concert 100 years ago. Nine Tarleton students, representing the original size of the Tarleton band in 1919, will perform band music as it would have been heard 100 years ago. Admission is free.


Centennial Celebration Tour

Monday, November 11 & Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The Tarleton instrumental chamber ensembles will tour Texas high schools for a two-day event. Performing ensembles include the Flute Choir, Clarinet Choir, Saxophone Quartets, Trumpet Ensemble, Horn Choir, Low Brass Ensemble, and Percussion Ensemble.


Jazz Combo Concert

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 12:15 pm

Hunewell Bandstand

Bring your lunch for an afternoon performance with the Tarleton jazz combos recreating the first Tarleton band performances. Admission is free.


Birthday Bash with The Sound & The Fury

Friday, November 15, 2019, 3:15 pm

John Tarleton Statue

Join Tarleton's marching band, The Sound & The Fury, for an outdoor concert and 100th birthday bash for the Tarleton band program. The performance will be accompanied by a cake and punch reception. Admission is free.


Tarleton Band Centennial Grand Concert

Sunday, November 17, 2019, 3:00 pm

Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Auditorium

Join all of the Tarleton bands for a signature concert marking the band program's centennial. The event will include performances by the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble I, and The Sound & The Fury. All band alumni are invited to perform three selections with the combined bands during the finale of the concert. A banquet will follow in the Thompson Student Center.

Admission for the concert is $10 per person. Banquet tickets are $25 per person. Tickets for both concert and banquet are $30. All proceeds benefit the Tarleton Bands' trip to the 2019 Pearl Harbor Day Parade in Waikiki, Hawaii.

Alumni Concert Finale Participation

Centennial Concert & Banquet Ticketing