September 21, 2015
WHAT: The Texas Tech University Bands are celebrating their 90th anniversary with a weekend of special performances. The Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will perform a 90th anniversary concert featuring alumni as guest conductors and soloists. The Goin’ Band from Raiderland will perform a halftime show during the Texas Tech vs. TCU football game representing the eras under former directors Dean Killion, Keith Bearden and Christopher Anderson and current director Duane Hill.
WHO: Guest conductors for the 90th anniversary concert are Christopher Anderson, fine arts director of Lubbock Independent School District and associate director of bands at Texas Tech from 2003 to 2009, and Tamey Anglley, assistant director of bands at Stephen F. Austin State University and 2009 alumna of the Texas Tech School of Music. The guest soloist is Andy Smith from the Chicago Lyric Opera and 2010 alumnus of the Texas Tech School of Music.
The Goin’ Band from Raiderland (originally The Matador Band) performed at the first Texas Tech football game in October 1925 and is the oldest student organization on campus. It was the first marching band to travel to an away football game. Today, the band boasts more than 400 members each season.
CONTACT: Sarah McKoin, director of bands, School of Music, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-8848 or firstname.lastname@example.org.