My.EOU Portal Current Students Faculty/Staff
Photo by Laura Hancock / EOU students performing with 45th Parallel are Tayde McAndie on piano, Joey Lucius on drums, Stephen Peterson on trombone, Max Irons and Arthur Wohlleben on trumpet, Logan Greenwell on alto sax and Carlie Nutt on tenor sax. Luke McKern, assistant director, joins them on the electric bass.
EOU file photo / African Drumming Ensemble
LA GRANDE, Ore. March 10, 2017 – Eastern Oregon University’s 45th Parallel and African Drumming ensembles are presenting their winter concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 17 in McKenzie Theatre in Loso Hall.
The African Drumming Ensemble, directed by Luke McKern, opens the show with several traditional West African selections. Its membership includes students and community members.
Next on stage is 45th Parallel, a group featuring six horns, plus a rhythm section and vocalists. The ensemble, directed by Dr. John McKinnon and Dr. Matt Cooper with assistance from McKern, will perform works by Sun Ra, Charles Mingus, Joe Henderson, Horace Silver, Lee Morgan, Stevie Wonder, as well as repertoire from the “Great American Songbook” and the jazz-rock group Steely Dan.
Admission to the concert is free. Donations to the EOU Foundation’s General Music Scholarship fund will be accepted at the door.
Visit eou.edu/music to learn more about EOU’s program.
« Senior exhibition: “Recollections” | A predator’s role in the ecosystem »
May 8-16 is STEM Week and the GO STEM Hub at EOU is leading the way in hosting learning events for kids and families. Read more
EOU's fully online MBA program was ranked #6 in the state for best value. Read more
During Sexual Assault Awareness Month, EOU's Privileged Campus Advocate educated students about the role of consent in online interactions.Read more