One of Chickasha’s largest annual powwows is scheduled April 7-8 on the oval at the University of Science and Arts. Students in the Inter-Tribal Heritage Council (ITHC) are planning the event, which is non-exclusive and open to all members of the community.
Special guest dancers from across Oklahoma will be featured. The two-day event kicks off Friday evening at 8 p.m. as the Mithlo family of Apache performs the Dance of the Mountain Spirits.
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Three concurrent events guarantee to stimulate the eyes, ears and brainwaves of thousands of students from all over the state. Art, music and academic competitions return to the University of Science and Arts on April 6 for the annual Spring Triad.
With a history of more than 3,000 high school students in attendance, in addition to the greater USAO and Chickasha communities, the event is expected to draw record numbers.
On the subject of writing song melodies, composer Robert Schumann once said, “in order to compose, all you have to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of.” For composer and educator Dr. Stephen Weber, the trick was to write songs that incorporated things that other people had already said.
Two students are sharing the spotlight at their upcoming University of Science and Arts senior recital. On April 4, oboist Annica Canady of Choctaw and soprano vocalist Rachael Sweeden of Oklahoma City will present a joint public performance in the USAO Alumni Chapel at 7:30 p.m.