SAU Band gets $2,000 from Plum Creek Foundation Grant

Plum Creek gives $2000 to SAU Band

The Plum Creek Foundation recently gave the Southern Arkansas University Band reason to toot their horns with a $2,000 donation to help the program update its collection of instruments. SAU has invested over $2.1 million in its Department of Music through the construction of a state-of-the-art teaching facility which houses the Mulerider Marching Band, jazz […]

Free SAU Percussion concert offers something for everyone

SAU Percussion Concert 2011

The Southern Arkansas University Percussion Ensemble is offering a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in SAU’s Harton Theatre. “This concert will include a wonderful variety of styles and sounds. Featuring music and instruments from all across the world, there is truly something for every taste,” said Director of Percussion Michael Britt, […]

Bands will perform McBeth’s works

The Southern Arkansas University band department has announced its first combined performance of the season to take place at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, in Harton Theatre. The Concert Band, conducted by Sarah Mickey, and the Wind Ensemble, conducted by J.P. Wilson, will perform a concert of standard and contemporary wind band literature. The bands […]

Veterans Day tribute planned

MAGNOLIA – The Veterans Resource Center at Southern Arkansas University will host a Veterans Day tribute ceremony at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, in front of Harton Theatre on the SAU campus. Veterans from SAU and the community as well as student service members will be recognized. There will be a moment of silence […]

“Duo Montagnard” will perform recital Saturday

MAGNOLIA — The Department of Music at Southern Arkansas University will host a guest recital featuring “Duo Montagnard” at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 12, in Oliver Recital Hall. Duo Montagnard features Dr. Matthew Slotkin on guitar and Dr. Joseph Murphy on saxophone. The pair joined together in 2002 and has performed over 130 concerts in […]

Plans made for 27th annual Celebration of Lights

MAGNOLIA—Community members are invited to join faculty, staff, and students from Southern Arkansas University for the 27th annual Celebration of Lights. The event takes place on Thursday, December 2, immediately following the Magnolia Christmas parade. During the Celebration of Lights, multiple student organizations will light the campus for everyone to enjoy. The event, sponsored by […]

World-renowned marimbist to perform at SAU

MAGNOLIA—-World-renowned marimbist She-e Wu will be performing at Southern Arkansas University on Wednesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Reynolds Center Grand Hall. The David R. Gillingham piece “Concerto for Marimba and Percussion Orchestra” will be performed by Wu and the SAU Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Michael Britt, in addition to a […]

New band hall hosts open house March 8

MAGNOLIA — Southern Arkansas University will host an open house for its new band hall from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 8. The open house will include several performances by members of the band as well as comments from Southern Arkansas University President Dr. David Rankin. Faculty and students have been practicing and […]