Donors give $200,000 to honor ‘father’ of SAU Bands

April 2, 2015

Richard O Oliver Band Hall at SAU

Thanks to a successful fundraising campaign that garnered more than $200,000 in donations, Southern Arkansas University will be dedicating the band facility in honor of SAU’s first band director, Richard Owen Oliver, at noon on April 18, 2015. The dedication will take place at the 14,377 square-foot band rehearsal facility that opened in 2008, which… Read More

SAU Bands to perform first concert of the season

March 13, 2015

JP Wilson leads Symphonic Wind Ensemble Spring 2014

Southern Arkansas University’s Band Department will host its first performance of the season at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 16, at their band facility near the SAU tennis courts. The concert is free and open to the public. The community is encouraged to come enjoy standard and contemporary wind band literature, and to support the… Read More

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

May 9, 2014

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… Read More

Free SAU Percussion concert offers something for everyone

April 28, 2014

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,… Read More

Bands will perform McBeth’s works

March 2, 2012

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… Read More

Veterans Day tribute planned

October 28, 2011

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… Read More

“Duo Montagnard” will perform recital Saturday

March 10, 2011

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… Read More

Plans made for 27th annual Celebration of Lights

November 8, 2010

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… Read More

Southern Arkansas University Band Students and Alumni attend 34th Annual University of Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium in Norman, Oklahoma

September 30, 2009

A group of Southern Arkansas University students and alumni traveled with Sarah Mickey, instructor of music and assistant director of SAU bands, to the 34th Annual University of Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium, which took place at the Catlett Music Center in Norman, Okla. from June 25-27. More than 300 people participated in the event which consisted… Read More