ULTRA Club’s Big Band Dance set Feb. 3 at Tarleton ballrooms

Tarleton ULTRA Club Presents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 15, 2016

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—It’s not too early to mark your calendar for the annual ULTRA Club Big Band Scholarship Dance on the campus of Tarleton State University.

Themed “Fly Me to the Moon,” the 2017 dance is set for 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, in the Barry B. Thompson Student Center Ballrooms. Volunteer musicians and Tarleton students will play traditional jazz and swing music, including arrangements from big band greats such as Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington.

Tarleton ULTRA Club Presents

The performance will be the last one for guests to watch Assistant Professor Greg Ball conduct the ULTRA Club Big Band. Ball plans to retire from Tarleton in May, after 27 years as director of the university’s jazz bands.

“I became involved with the ULTRA Club Big Band shortly after coming to Tarleton,” Ball said. “I’ve always been amazed at the dedication of the volunteers in this group. Several of them have been involved longer than I have, and turnover is rare. I will miss making music with this group.”

Tickets go on sale Jan. 23, in Room 105E of the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center, and will be available at the door, beginning at 7:30 p.m. the night of the dance. Admission is $15 for adults and $8 for students. For more information, call 254-968-9639.

Proceeds from the ULTRA Club Big Band Dance support scholarships for Tarleton’s fine arts students. To learn more about the ULTRA Club, visit www.tarleton.edu/ultra.

Tarleton, a member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven educational experience marked by academic innovation and exemplary service, and dedicated to transforming students into tomorrow’s professional leaders. With campuses in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online, Tarleton engages with its communities to provide real-world learning experiences and to address societal needs while maintaining its core values of integrity, leadership, tradition, civility, excellence and service.

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Contact: Dr. Teresa Davidian
254-968-9245
[email protected]

A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at 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.