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Spring Triad Draws Thousands to USAO

Morning winds and rain couldn’t stop more than 2,000 area students from flocking to the University of Science and Arts for the annual Spring Triad event. The Triad, composed of the Montmartre Chalk Art Contest, Scholastic Meet and Droverstock music festival, drew students from nearly 80 schools across the state to the USAO campus April 6.

Concert Exhibits Western Appeal April 14

Is it possible to fuse country music with Motown tunes? At the University of Science and Arts, Joe Settlemires and his Showband will attempt the musical feat on April 14. The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Davis Hall Theatre.

Although the Showband generally is known for its swing style and pop pieces, this concert brings more of a country flair to the table. And for a good reason: special guest fiddle player Monte Gaylord is joining the band for the special event.

Senior Recital Doubles as Costume Party April 10

Music senior Thom Proctor promises a unique musical experience at the University of Science and Arts on April 10. Starting at 7:30 p.m., the Alumni Chapel will host his senior composition recital, which doubles as a costume party.

The recital includes 13 original compositions performed on piano, guitar and percussion, as well as choral pieces, improvised music and what Proctor calls “electronic experiments.”

USAO Celebrates National D.E.A.R. Day

Eating worms and dog biscuits may not sound appealing, but it’s just one way that the University of Science and Arts is celebrating Drop Everything And Read (D.E.A.R.) Day. On April 12, the Education Division invites both children and adults to take part in a Read-Aloud and Taste of Books Hour from 12:30-1:30 in Gary Hall.

Droverspirit Concert Presents TV Music, More

Television theme songs meet rousing marches when the Droverspirit Concert Band hits the stage April 11 at the University of Science and Arts. Under the direction of Dr. Dan Hanson, the band will perform several spirited symphonic band classics for its annual spring concert starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Davis Hall Little Theatre.

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