As part of their Friday Forum Series, Northern Public Radio WNIJ News featured the growth of the NIU Huskie Marching Band and interviewed band director Tom Bough.
Cliff Alexis, recently retired from the NIU School of Music, has been selected to receive the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago’s highest honor.
The Hummingbird Medal Of The Order Of The Trinity is “awarded for loyal and devoted service beneficial to the state in any field, or acts of conspicuous gallantry or other outstanding humane action.” Alexis is a native of Trinidad and Tobago and is one of the world’s leading steelpan clinicians, tuners, arrangers and performers. He was the co-founder of the NIU steelpan studies program and has been an invaluable part of the School of Music for more than 30 years. (more…)
The 38th annual DeKalb Corn Classic 10K race has a new route, part of which goes right through the NIU campus, and on-course entertainment, which includes the world-famous NIU Steelband and the bigger and better Huskie Marching Band.
The celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of famed American composer Leonard Bernstein a number of NIU School of Music groups will be incorporating his work into some of their fall concerts. (more…)
The Avalon String Quartet, the artists-in-residence at the Northern Illinois University School of Music, is moving its annual Chicago series of concerts to Ganz Hall at Roosevelt University for the 2018-2019 season.
When you think of college football, inevitably you picture a crisp fall day full of changing leaves and bright sunshine, tailgating fans and players running onto the field with glistening helmets. But it’s not just what you picture, it’s what you hear. College football, more than any other sport, means the distinctive sounds of marching bands. (more…)