Upcoming concert to showcase “major growth” of campus band and student conductors

Andrea Hammack Staff Writer Troy University’s campus concert band is set to put on its fall concert on Monday, Nov. 18.  The concert will feature a wide variety of band selections from the 1900’s through recent years and will be directed by graduate assistants within the School of Music.  Jordan Guy, an administrative graduate assistant from Read More

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Student discusses benefits of sharing in a friend’s music and letting shotgun choose the song

Draven Jackson Arts and Living Editor Whether you’re picking up your friend for a night out, or just driving around with the windows down feeling the cool air hit your face, what’s the one thing you almost always do? If it’s turning on your Spotify playlist and cranking up your favorite song, then you’re just like Read More

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Troy’s percussion ensemble to hold concert in preparation for upcoming international convention

Lirona Joshi Staff Writer The Troy University Percussion Ensemble has been invited to perform at the New Music Literature Showcase Concert for the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Nov. 13-16. To help prepare, the ensemble will host a preview concert in Troy on Sunday, Nov. 10. According to Adam Blackstock, a Read More

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New IAC art exhibit showcases pieces created from the “sticks and stones” found in nature

(PHOTO/ Chris Wallace) Larry Strickland (above) has created his “Sticks and Stones” exhibit from nature, using driftwood, bone, copper, and other materials that he makes “representative of life’s cycle.” Andrea Hammack Staff Writer The International Arts Center (IAC) is hosting a new exhibition, “Sticks and Stones,” featuring artist and Troy University alumnus Larry Strickland.  Strickland serves Read More

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Trop Trivia: Halloween Spooktacular

1. What is the word for “fear of Halloween”?  a) Samhainophobia b) Somniphobia c) Omphalophobia 2. Where is typically believed to be the birthplace of Halloween?  a) England b) China c) Ireland 3. Where did apple bobbing originate?  a) Ancient Greece b) Ancient Rome c) Spain 4. How many pounds of candy corn are made every Read More

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