A plan has been formulated for Hardin-Simmons University that would allow us to protect the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and community while helping to slow the spread of the Coronavirus known as COVID-19 and to ensure the continued education of our students.
(ABILENE, Texas)–The College of Fine Arts is marching into the semester with big plans. The season began Saturday with the second annual High School Band Day, and School of Music students look forward to a jam-packed semester of entertainment.
School of Music Faculty Recital: Sept. 16 at 7:30 a.m. in Woodward Dellis Recital Hall. The recital will have performances by Dr. Jeffrey Cottrell, Mr. Bill Harden, Dr. Christopher Hollingsworth, Dr. Leigh Ann Hunsaker, Mrs. Lauren Puckett, Ms. Brittany Tawater, and Dr. Robert Tucker.
Janet Moreno’s junior recital will be held Sept. 20 at 7:00 p.m. in Woodward-Dellis Recital Hall.
HSU All-School SING!: Oct. 18 at 6:00 p.m. and Oct. 19 at 8:00 p.m. in Behrens Auditorium. SING! is an annual event on campus with competing acts from many social clubs on campus, and non-competing interacts from the vocal music students and other on-campus groups. The acts receive points based on costuming, choreography, quality of sound, and originality of the script. Of the competing shows, one show will be awarded a grand prize for having earned the most points.
University Concert Band Fiesta: Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Behrens Auditorium. The Concert Band will be performing music featuring Latin American and Spanish influences.
Oktubafest: Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Woodward-Dellis Recital Hall. Directed by Dr. Jeffrey Cottrell, associate professor of low brass, music theory and composition, Oktubafest is a concert celebrating German heritage and brass instruments developed in Germany such as the tuba and euphonium.
Current students of Hardin-Simmons University are familiar with the HSU cheer team and Spurs dance team who lead the student body in supporting the school’s athletic teams, yet few know the colorful history of the university’s original pep squad. The HSU Cowgirls, founded by Miss Willie Ray McDonald in 1925, promoted school spirit and entertained masses across the Big Country for 49 years.
Hardin-Simmons University and its dedication to excellence has produced numerous outstanding graduates. On Feb. 28, HSU and its Board of Young Associates celebrated the three newest Outstanding Young Alumni award recipients during a banquet in the new Houston-Lantrip Center for Literacy and Learning.