President Takes a Twirl with the Baton

PLAINVIEW – The Wayland Baptist University School of Music will wrap up its spring season with two special events this week, one of which will include Wayland President Dr. Bobby Hall manning the conductor’s baton.

The Pioneer band will perform its annual Concert on the Lawn Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. The public is invited to bring a lawn chair and enjoy the concert outdoors in the Harral Auditorium plaza. If the weather is bad, the concert will be moved indoors. The Wayland choirs will perform a variety show on Thursday at 7 p.m. in Harral Auditorium.

Dr. Hall will serve as a guest conductor during the band concert which will feature a variety of works from different genres in what Director of Bands Dr. Carl Rowles says is modeled after the “world-famous traveling bands from the 1920s and 30s.” The band will perform sections of traditional music, light music and popular music. Solo performances will feature Dr. Sandra Mosteller playing “Flight of the Bumble Bee” and Dr. Joe Vandiver playing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”

Director of Choirs Dr. Steven Weber said the “WBU Choral Variety Show” will be a fun evening of entertainment. Students will showcase hidden talents, singing pop and Broadway favorites as well as performing humorous skits. Faculty members will also take part in the musical frivolity.

Admission to both events is free of charge. The School of Music will accept donations to the Friends of Music organization that provides scholarships for music students.