Old vs New Music

By: Dayton Bissett Older music is better than newer music. When I say older music, I mean ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and even some ‘90s. Music that actually has instruments that the artists play with their hands and their mouths. Music that requires true vocal talent and not auto-tuned, altered voices. Music that just seems more […]

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Farewell Dr. Rogers

After decades of instruction Western’s music department will say a final farewell to percussion instructor Dennis Rogers. Rogers came to Western in 1978, shortly after spending nine years teaching at the University of Missouri, Kansas City Conservatory. Although Dean of Fine Arts Robert Willenbrink was not at Western when Rogers was hired, he is grateful […]

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Midday Melodies capture audience

Despite the chilly weather, the Missouri Western Pep Band lit the Kelly Commons on fire – with music, that is. Midday Melodies is an event that just started this year to showcase Missouri Western’s musical talent and to use the Kelly Commons space. The Blum Union is meant to be a place for students to gather […]

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