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

 - Class of 1968

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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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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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Melva P. Asberry Patricia A. Ball Mary Ellen Barkley Sarah M. Coleman Judy C. Crow Sylvia J. Curry Barbara H. Dix Diane Enger Mary J. Estes Glenda J. Fanning Sue E. Hillis Janet F. Holnnes Linda K. Hutchins Susan L. Ivie Barbara J. Jeffress Janet K. Jenke Janice G. King Sara Jane King Jan Landers Sharon B. Morrison Dorinda J. Nail Linda R. Paige Sara A. Peek Judy F. Penn MU PHI EPSILON The Singing Sisters " Music is our business . . . our only business! " This could well be the motto of Mu Phi Epsilon, international pro- fessional music sorority for music majors, minors, and music specializa- tion students. Membership requires second se- mester freshman standing with a 2.5 overall average and 3.0 in music. Since its campus founding in 1952, Mu Phi Epsilon ' s main business has been service to the Tech department of music. Led this year by President Sylvia Curry, the sorority has had many and varied activities. Ushering at all stu- dent and faculty recitals sponsored by the music department was one of the club ' s regular services. They also helped at Tech Choir and Symphony concerts throughout the year. During the fail, the members spon- sored an All Women Music Major reception to introduce new students to Mu Phi Epsilon. In the spring, a piano concert and tea was held for all eligible and interested freshman girls. In December, the campus echoed with the silvery sounds of Christmas music as the members of Mu Phi Epsi- lon sang in the Torch Light Parade ceremony at the annual Carol of Lights. An original project of Mu Phi ' s has been to hold wedding music clinics to experiment and introduce proper music for that special ceremony. A mock ceremony and reception was staged using the appropriate musical selections. In the spring an exchange recital was held with West Texas State. Tech ' s Epsilon Phi chapter traveled to Canyon and conducted a student recital. In return, Tech was hostess to a West Texas student recital in Lubbock. Mu Phi was also hostess for the Biannual International Convention held in Dallas in August. Other officers besides Miss Curry were Gailyn Seljos, vice-president; Janice King, recording secretary; Bar- bara Dix, corresponding secretary; Janet Holmes, treasurer; and Nancy Wilson, Chorister. Peggy Lynn Saulsbe rry Jaclyn J. Scott Gailyn A. Seljos d " Becky Shoemaker Susan M. Vaughn Judy Watkins Nancy J. Wilson i Tyme 19

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