University officials announced Friday that Dr. Wayne
Dorothy, HSU Professor of Music and Director of Bands, would no longer serve as
the director of HSU Bands.
Dorothy, who has directed HSU Bands since 2001, will continue
his service to HSU as a faculty member through a newly created faculty position
in HSU’s School of Music.
“We are thankful for Dr. Dorothy’s 17-year service in his
role as Director of Bands and will immediately begin the search for a new
full-time director of HSU’s prestigious and iconic band programs,” said Dr. Rob Tucker, Dean of HSU’s
College of Fine Arts.
“The World Famous” Cowboy Band has been a staple of national
and international rodeos and parades, presidential and gubernatorial
inaugurations, and other community events since its founding in 1923. With its colorful
western attire and trademark “cowstep” HSU’s Cowboy Band has delighted
audiences far and wide with an engaging and entertaining style reflective of the
spirit of the American West.
Steeped in more than 110 years of tradition, HSU’s Concert
Band is the University’s oldest, and largest, musical ensemble. Members of this
band include students representing a variety of majors across campus who
participate in campus concerts as well as performances for various audiences
both locally and across the Unites States.
More information about HSU’s Cowboy and Concert Bands can be
found at www.hsutx.edu. Candidates interested in the opening can visit
HSU’s Human Resources webpage at www.hsutx.edu/employment.