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SEPTEMBER
 
Thursday 1
Art Gallery Opening: Michael Longhofer, MFA
Mary Moody Northen Hall Formal Gallery
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Monday 5
Labor Day
WT Open
No classes
 
Tuesday 6
Richard Fountain Guest Piano Recital
Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Thursday 8
John Shanks Faculty Recital
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Friday 9
James Barger Faculty Recital
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Tuesday 13
Helen Blackburn Faculty Recital
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Tuesday 20
Faces of Feminism: Mural Project Talk Back
With featured speakers: Giselle Alvarado, Dr. Lisa Garza, and Jon Revett
Moderated by Dr. Amy Von Lintel
Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall
12:30 - 1:15 p.m.
 
Thursday 22
Old Main Society
Legacy Hall
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
 
Wednesday 28
Texas Association of Journalism Educators (TAJE)
Region 1 High School Journalism Workshop
Legacy Hall
8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
 
Thursday 29 - October 1
WT Theatre presents "Brooklyn: The Musical"
Happy State Bank Studio Theatre
7:30 p.m.
On a ravaged street corner in Brooklyn, NY, a ragtag group of street singers perform their sidewalk fairy tale. With Rhythm and Blues they tell the musical tale of a young French girl’s search for the father she never knew, in the city she was named after. Brooklyn explores the fine line between truth and fairytale and the delicate relationship between Family, Fame, Faith, and Fate.
 
Friday 30
Subscription Series: From Our Hearts We Honor, A Season of Recognition
Night Blow!: We Honor Dord Fitz
featuring glass artists Jason Christian and Jay Thrash
A Subscription Series Membership only event. Memberships are $250 for the season.
For inquiries about joining, please contact Joe Bill Sherrod at 806-651-3252.
Mary Moody Northen Atrium, Glass Studio and The Formal Gallery
event begins at 6:30 p.m. (an invitation only event)
 
 
 
 
OCTOBER   (top of page)
 

Saturday 1, Sunday 2 and 9
Thursday 6 - Saturday 8
WT Theatre presents "Brooklyn: The Musical"
Happy State Bank Studio Theatre
Performances on 1, 2 and 9 at 2:30 p.m.; Performances on 6-8 at 7:30 p.m.
On a ravaged street corner in Brooklyn, NY, a ragtag group of street singers perform their sidewalk fairy tale. With Rhythm and Blues they tell the musical tale of a young French girl’s search for the father she never knew, in the city she was named after. Brooklyn explores the fine line between truth and fairytale and the delicate relationship between Family, Fame, Faith, and Fate.

 
Saturday 1
Night Blow 2016
Mary Moody Northen Hall

WTAMU Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities presents Night Blow 2016, featuring guest artists Jason Christian and Jay Thrash. The evening will consist of the guest artists blowing glass, as well as multi-art dimensions highlighting dance, theatre, and music. For more information, please contact Chad Holliday at 806-651-2834 or cholliday@wtamu.edu.
 
 
Monday 3 - Friday 7
Homecoming Week
 
Thursday 6
Orchestra Concert featuring music from Debussy, Petite Suite and Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5
Mary Moody Northen Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Friday 7
Sunset Center First Friday
7:00 p.m.
 
Monday 10
Buff Allies: Shanna Peeples
JBK Legacy Hall
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
 
Tuesday 11
UK Debaters
JBK Legacy Hall
6:00 p.m.
 
Friday 14
Midterm
 
Monday 17
Advising Party: Communication
Mary Moody Northen Hall Atrium
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 
Tuesday 18
Advising Party: History
Mary Moody Northen Hall Atrium
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
 
Advising Party: Music
Mary Moody Northen Hall Atrium
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 
Wednesday 19
Advising Party: Art, Theatre and Dance
Mary Moody Northen Hall Atrium
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 
Thursday 20
Choir Concert
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Thursday 20 - Saturday 22
Will James Society Gather
Panhandle Plains Historical Museum
Friday and Saturday morning sessions at PPHM; Saturday night banquet and western swing band at 5:30 p.m.
RSVP to Bonney MacDonald at bmacdonald@wtamu.edu
 
Friday 21
Communication Hall of Fame Banquet
JBK Legacy Hall
5:30 p.m.
 
Tuesday 25
Trombone Choir Concert
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Wednesday 26
Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble Concert
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Thursday 27
Subscription Series: From Our Hearts We Honor, A Season of Recognition
Advancing the American West, WTAMU and PPHM Collaborate: We Honor Dr. Garry L. Nall
featuring inaugural lecture from nationally acclaimed American historian, Patricia Limerick
A Subscription Series Membership only event. Memberships are $250 for the season.
For inquiries about joining, please contact Joe Bill Sherrod at 806-651-3252.
Panhandle Plains Historical Museum, east lawn and Hazlewood Lecture Hall
5:30 p.m. (an invitation only event)
 
Friday 28
Day of the Dead
JBK Legacy Hall
7:00 p.m.
 
Saturday 29
Jeremy Lewis Faculty Recital
Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall
2:00 p.m.
 
Saturday 29
Opera Recital
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Sunday 30
Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble Concert
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Monday 31
Halloween
 
 
 
NOVEMBER   (top of page)
 
Tuesday 1
Saxophone Chamber Ensemble Recital
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
 
Wednesday 2 - Saturday 5
NATS
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Thursday 3
Guest Artist and Poetry Reading featuring George Bilgere
Blackburn Room
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
 
Sunday 6
Trombone Studio Recital
Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall
5:00 p.m.
 
Wednesday 9
Concert Band
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
6:00 p.m.
 
Wednesday 9
Symphonic Band
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
8:00 p.m.
 
Thursday 10 - Saturday 12
Thursday 17 - Saturday 19
Sunday 13, Sunday 20
WT Theatre presents "The Crucible"
Happy State Bank Studio Theatre
Performances on 13 and 20 at 2:30 p.m.; All other performances at 7:30 p.m.
Word spreads quickly in the town of Salem, Massachusetts as seventeen-year-old Abigail Williams declares, “she made me do it!” Church leaders, farmers, known pillars of the community, are being accused of witchcraft and speaking with the Devil. The Crucible
is a tale of fear, vengeance, ignorance, guilt, and loyalty as a group of girls join together and bring a community to its knees, testing the faith and humanity of all its inhabitants.
 
Friday 11
Guest Artist Recital
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Saturday 12
Harrington String Quartet
Schumann Piano Quartet
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Sunday 13
Trumpet Studio Recital
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
3:00 p.m.
 
Tuesday 15
Fine Arts and Humanities Book Fair
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 
Wednesday 16
Guest Author George Bilgere
Blackburn Room
7:00 p.m.
 
Thursday 17
Jarrod Williams: Guest Artist Tuba Recital
Mary Moody Northen Hall
TBD
 
Tuesday 22
Jazz Band "Swingin' in the Holidays" concert
Mary Moody Northen Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Wednesday 23
No classes
 
Thursday 24
Thanksgiving
University Closed
 
Friday 25
University Closed
 
 
 
 
DECEMBER   (top of page)
 
Thursday 1
Percussion Ensemble
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Sunday 4
I Heard the Bells: A Holiday Musical Celebration
Christmas Concert directed by Dr. Mark Bartley and Dr. Sean Pullen
Featuring combined efforts of WTAMU Orchestra, WTAMU Chorale and Ascension Academy Choir
Free admission; tickets required
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
 
Subscription Series: From Our Hearts We Honor, A Season of Recognition
I Heard the Bells, A Holiday Musical Celebration: We Honor Dr. George and Ruth Eason
featuring inaugural lecture from nationally acclaimed American historian, Patricia Limerick
A Subscription Series Membership only event. Memberships are $250 for the season.
For inquiries about joining, please contact Joe Bill Sherrod at 806-651-3252.
Panhandle Plains Historical Museum, east lawn and Hazlewood Lecture Hall
2:30 p.m. (an invitation only event)
 
Monday 5 and Tuesday 6
Music Student Showcase Recitals
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
4:00 p.m.
 
Wednesday 7
Concert Band
TBD
6:00 p.m.
 
Symphonic Band
TBD
8:00 p.m.
 
Thursday 8
Last Class Day
 
Friday 9
Dead Day
 
Saturday 10
"Jingle Bones" Trombone Concert
Mary Moody Northen 1010
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 
Saturday 17
Graduation!
3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
 
Monday 19
January Intersession First Class Day
 
Friday 25
Merry Christmas!
 
Thursday 31
New Year's Eve
 
 
 
 
JANUARY   (top of page)
 
Friday 1
Happy 2017!
 
Thursday 12 - Saturday 14
UIL - ATSSB All-Region Band
8:00 - 5:00 p.m.
 
Monday 16
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
WT Closed
 
Tuesday 17
Spring first class day
 
Friday 20 - Saturday 21
UIL - TMEA All Region
 
Friday 27
Music Career Day/Auditions
 
Friday 27
Faculty Grand Recital
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
FEBRUARY   (top of page)
 
Wednesday 8 - Saturday 11
TMEA
 
Thursday 9 - Saturday 11
Thursday 16 - Saturday 18
Monday 19
WT Theatre presents "House and Garden"
A comedy for two theatres: Happy State Bank Studio Theatre - and - Branding Iron Theatre
Performance on 19 at 2:30 p.m.; All other performances at 7:30 p.m.
Alan Ayckbourn’s diptych of comedies about love, lust, marriage and mayhem spill over into both of WTAMU’s Theatres as House performs in the Branding Iron Theatre while, at the same time, Garden performs in the Happy State Bank Studio Theatre. Supported by an immense crew, fourteen actors will make entrances and exits in both theatres to present the outrageous characters and ridiculous situations of Ayckbourn’s chaotic British comedy.
 
Sunday 14
Happy Valentine's Day!
 
 
Friday 17
Subscription Series: From Our Hearts We Honor, A Season of Recognition
Passionate Piano: We Honor Grace Hamilton and Dr. Carl Johnson
A Subscription Series Membership only event. Memberships are $250 for the season.
For inquiries about joining, please contact Joe Bill Sherrod at 806-651-3252.
Mary Moody Northen Hall
6:00 p.m. (an invitation only event)
 
Friday 17
Piano Festival Guest Recital
TBD
7:30 p.m.
 
Saturday 18
Piano Festival
TBD
 

Monday 20 - Friday 24
Communication Week!
Week's festivities TBD
 

Monday 20
Communication Week!
COMM Week Featured Speaker: Comm Studies Alum, Eva Harder

TBD
TBD

 

Friday 24 and Saturday 25
Opera Concert
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.

Sunday 26
Harrington String Quartet
Program TBA
Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Dr., Amarillo
3:00 p.m.

Sunday 26
Orchestra Concert
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.

 
 
 
MARCH   (top of page)
 
Friday 3
Showcase of Music
Amarillo Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts
7:00 p.m. Pre-show; 7:30 p.m. Mainstage Performances
Showcase of Music extravaganza featuring School of Music ensembles - $10 General Admission, $5 Students
Call 806-651-2840 for tickets
 
Thursday 9 - Saturday 11
Dance: American College of Dance Association (ACDA)
TBD

 

Friday 10
Symphonic Band Concert
Mary Moody Northen Hall
12:00 p.m.

 
Monday 13 - Friday 17
Spring Break!
University Closed
 
Thursday 23
Subscription Series: From Our Hearts We Honor, A Season of Recognition
A Collaboration with Amarillo Museum of Art and Amarillo Opera: We Honor Lilith Brainard
A Subscription Series Membership only event. Memberships are $250 for the season.
For inquiries about joining, please contact Joe Bill Sherrod at 806-651-3252.
Amarillo Museum of Art
5:30 p.m. (an invitation only event)
 
Monday 27
Advising Party - Communication
Mary Moody Northen Atrium
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
 
Tuesday 28
Advising Party - History
Mary Moody Northen Atrium
11:45 - 1:00 p.m.
 
Advising Party - Music
Mary Moody Northen Atrium
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
 
Wednesday 29
Advising Party - Art, Theatre and Dance
Mary Moody Northen Atrium
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
 
Friday 31
Last Day to Drop
 
 
 
APRIL   (top of page)
 
Saturday 1
Band Clinic
TBD
TBD
 

Thursday 6
Percussion Ensemble
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.

 
Friday 7
TSO
 
Friday 14
Good Friday
No classes
 
Sunday 16
Happy Easter!
 
Tuesday 18 - Wednesday 19
UIL - Choir Contest
 
Thursday 20 - Saturday 22
Thursday 27 - Saturday 29
Sunday 23, Monday 30
WT Theatre presents "Chicago"
Branding Iron Theatre
Performances on 23 and 30 at 2:30 p.m.; All other performances at 7:30 p.m.
Amidst the roaring twenties, chorus girl Roxie Hart finds herself on death row for murdering her lover. Once inside, she meets Velma Kelley and the two sing and dance their way through their cell block troubles, both vying for the spotlight and the headlines. Chicago shows us how far these women will go to reach their American Dream: fame, fortune and acquittal.
 
Thursday 20
Subscription Series: From Our Hearts We Honor, A Season of Recognition
BIT Presents "Chicago!"
We Honor Rene Clemente and the Agnes Varis Trust
A Subscription Series Membership only event. Memberships are $250 for the season.
For inquiries about joining, please contact Joe Bill Sherrod at 806-651-3252.
Branding Iron Theatre
5:30 p.m. (an invitation only event)
 
Friday 21
Harrington String Quartet
World Premiere: String Quartet by Samuel Jones, commissioned by HSQ
Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Dr., Amarillo
7:30 p.m.
 
Saturday 22
WTAMU Symphony
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Monday 24
MCOM Awards Night
Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall
TBD
 
Tuesday 25
COMM Awards Night
Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall
TBD
 
Friday 28
Opera Gala
TBD
7:30 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
MAY   (top of page)
 
Monday 1 - Tuesday 2
Music Student Showcase
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
4:00 p.m.
 
Tuesday 2
Honors Recital
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Wednesday 3
Concert Band
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
6:00 p.m.
 
Wednesday 3
Symphonic Band
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
8:00 p.m.
 
Thursday 4
Dead Day - No classes
 
Friday 5
WTAMU Storytelling Festival
Featuring storyteller Eldrena Douma

Branding Iron Theatre
TBD
 

Saturday 13
Graduation
2:00 and 6:00 p.m.

 
Friday 19
TSO
 
Monday 29
Memorial Day
University Closed
 
 
 
JUNE   (top of page)
 
Thursday 8 and Friday 9
Thursday 22 and Friday 23
Thursday 29 and Friday 30
NSO