Elementary Students Visit Arkansas Tech

Hundreds of area elementary school students will visit Arkansas Tech today and tomorrow to attend the Julie Crowley Memorial Kids Concert.  The free concert is designed to introduce the students to music.

Throughout the concert, members of the Arkansas Tech Band of Distinction will showcase many of the instruments used in the band.  Organizers say the fourth graders in attendance also have the opportunity to see each instrument, hear several instruments being played and learn the history of the instruments.

Tau Beta Sigma, the band service sorority, organizes the concert each year in order to show area youngsters that music can be fun.

In addition to learning about each instrument, the students attending the concert will be treated to performances by several instrumental ensembles featuring Arkansas Tech band students.

Organizers say this year there will also be performances by several vocal ensembles including a barbershop quartet.

To find out more about the concert, contact the Department of Music at 479-968-0368.