Tarleton Symphonic Band presents ghostly selections in Sunday concert


Tuesday, April 23, 2019

STEPHENVILLE, Texas —The Tarleton State University Symphonic Band presents its Spring 2019 program, “GODZILLA EATS STEPHENVILLE?? – and Other Things That Go Bump in the Night” at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 28, at H. Wells Fine Arts Center Auditorium in Stephenville.

Admission is $5 or free with a Tarleton ID.

The program features selections that remind us of the “ghosts, goblins and long-legged beasties” we often thought inhabited our closets and dark spaces under the bed.

The University Symphonic Band, under the direction of Dr. Gary Westbrook and Mr. Chris Moix, will perform “Spellbound” by Jack Wilds, “Nevermore” by Brian Balmages, “Shadow Rituals” by Michael Markowski, “Incantations”by Robert W. Smith, and “Godzilla Eats Las Vegas” by Eric Whitacre.

In addition, two student conductors, Mattie McMeens and Fabian Weirich, make their debuts, leading the ensemble in performances of “Impact”by Randall Standridge and “Abracadabra” by Frank Ticheli, respectively.

Tarleton, founding member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven education marked by academic innovation and a dedication to transform today’s scholars into tomorrow’s leaders. It offers degree programs to more than 13,000 students at Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, RELLIS Academic Alliance in Bryan, and online, emphasizing real-world learning experiences that address societal needs while maintaining its core values of tradition, integrity, civility, excellence, leadership and service.

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A founding member of The Texas A&M System, Tarleton State is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 16,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.