Texas Tech University - La Ventana Yearbook (Lubbock, TX)

 - Class of 1968

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I J» Much concentration and the beat goes on. Paul Ellsworth directs the orchestra In rehearsal. ORCHESTRA t v;;; H Swingin ' Symphony Any selection from the grandeur of Beethoven and Bach to the spice of Lil ' Abner was in the 1967-68 rep- ertoire of the Texas Tech Symphony Orchestra. The 75 member group is con- ducted by Paul Ellsworth, who gradu- ated from Columbia University and studied at Northwestern University, American Conservatory of Chicago and Hillsdale College. Under such able direction, the Tech Orchestra served the school with five concerts, including an opera, available to the student body without charge. Total attendance for the year, including the tour audiences, was about 6,000. On its tours, the orchestra repre- sented the cultural aspects of Texas Tech through the performance of the great musical literature available to the symphony orchestra. During the year, the orchestra also played in concerts for public schools in the Lubbock and surround- ing areas. These performances were part of its recruiting program. The Tech Orchestra was selected to represent all college orchestras at the Texas Music Education Associa- tion Convention in February in Aus- tin. After its appearances at concerts in San Antonio, the orchestra was in- vited to appear as an official unit for Texas Tech at the Hemisf air next spring. Tyme 17

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the the Tech two a fall and spring are held each fifty-member top TECH CHOIR Versatile Voices The singing voices of the Tech Choir promoted harmony on the bus- tling Tech campus. Directing the singers were Gene Kenney, Associate Professor of Music, and his assistant Charles H e 1 m e r, graduate student. Richard Knox, Lubbock junior, served £is choir president. Training ground for Choir is membership in groups of Tech Singers. The groups each boast about 70 members who performed at both concert. Auditions Spring for the choir. The choir season began before classes started with their performance at Freshman Orientation i n Septem- ber. Throughout the year, the group was asked to sing at various Tech func- tions such as the Century Club Ban- quet for Alumni held in November. Spring was highlighted by their performance at the annual All College Recognition Ceremony. April was tour month as the Tech choir travelled around West Texas singing at public concerts and at various high schools. The Tech Choir finished its success- ful season by honoring the seniors in song at the June graduation ceremony. Within the Tech Choir, the " cream of the crop " is a group called the Madrigal Singers. About ten singers are chosen each year for mem- bership in the group. The Madrigal Singers sang at fac- ulty club meetings during the year. During Christmas, they caroled at Hemphill-Wells dressed in colorful Elizabethan costumes. In March, they sang at the Foreign Language Banquet and then toured the Dallas area, giv- ing numerous concerts. i Gene Kenney directs choir during rehearsal for the All College Recognition progra.n Choir mennbers concentrate on harmony and tone. 11 Posture and breath control are important. After hearing the pitch, some numbers are performed a capella. 16 Tyme



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Frank E. McWilliams Mac McWilliams Jerold Neuenschwander John P. Pugh Gary G. Rackley David L. Riker Richard D. Snider Jimmy Stroop Ronald F. Williams Boyce W. Wyrick 18 Tyme Joel T. Leach, faculty sponsor David M.-Tarrance Richard R. Vaughn Gary A. Walvoord Everett C. Warner, Jr PHI MU ALPHA The Music Men " The Music Men " of Phi Mu Al- pha, professional honorary music fra- ternity, keep Tech " in tune " with mu- sic. Their main project this year was the sponsorship of a high school stage band festival in March. Nineteen high school . bands from North and West Texas entered and J. Ted Bartley Thomas B. Bennett Jerry Caddel Royce R. Coatney Verney W. Coberly Richard S. Colvin Bill Cosby Richard L. Craft Mark B. Crouch Tony Durrell Gary E. Edwards Joe D. Francis Mike T. Gafford Gary L. Garrison Randy D. Hays Kenneth H. Hoize Duane R. Ireland Jon E. Irwin Mike Jacks Clyde L. Long, Jr. Thomas C. Marsh Robert B. Mayes Michael McCommon Sidney M. McKinney received ratings. Phi Mu hopes to ex- tend the festival to include all Texas schools, and hold it annually. Phi Mu secured for the judges of the festival: Gene Hall, Dean of Music at Stephen F. Austin ; Mark Anthony, Lubbock jazz trumpeteer; Phil Hewitt, Paschel High School Band Director; and, as guest clini- cian, Ed Shaughessy, drummer for " The Tonight Show. " The Wind Ensemble, a band of thirty to forty Phi Mu members, pre- sented a fall and spring all-school concert. In May,, the fraternity hosted the University Sing-Song. They pro- vided music for the show with their Wind Ensemble and stage band. Barbershop songs, as well as popular songs, were crooned by the Phi Mu Alpha Glee Club at the an- nual all girls ' dormitory serenade. The club gathered at every female dorm on campus to honor the girls with songs.They also sang for Presi- dent Grover Murray during th e i r tour. For these activities and devotion to music, the Tech chapter of Phi Mu Alpha was named " Outstanding Chap- ter " at the province convention dur- ing the fall. The workshop held in Lubbock hosted chapters from E a s t- ern New Mexico and West Texas. Tom Bennett served a s presi- dent of Phi Mu Alpha. Other officers were: Robert Mayes, vice-president; Gary Garrison, recording sec- retary; Mark Crouch, corresponding secretary; Ricky Vaughn, treasurer; Ken Holze, warden; and Rick Colvin, pledge trainer. Their common bond is an interest and talent in mu- sic.

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