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Clint Barrick and Sarah McKoin discuss the band's upcoming season
Kaysie Ellingson

On this episode of The Front Row, we’re joined by Dr. Sarah McKoin, Texas Tech University Director of Bands, to learn more about what this year's band season will bring to the Lubbock community.

Give us an overview of the year of the bands.

This coming academic year is actually exciting. The wind ensemble got accepted to play at CBDNA (College Band Directors National Association) regional, which is at the University of Houston. So we will be doing that in March.

As the season changes we are looking forward to the KTTZ-FM Fall Fund Drive beginning October 20th.  We have some great thank you gifts to offer for your contribution.  Texas Tech Public Radio appreciates our listeners and your investment to bring countless hours of compelling radio to our community.  We can only bring you our wonderful radio content with your support. 

Ashley Tompkins
Kaysie Ellingson

Ashley Tompkins, Public Relations Coordinator for Moody Gardens, joins The Front Row following Hurricane Harvey.

Is Moody Gardens still in business after all of the weather?

Yes, we were very fortunate that we did not have any damage there at Moody Gardens. Our animals are doing great. Our pyramids are still there so we were very fortunate. We understand that a lot of people along the coast and in Houston are just not being able to recover from Hurricane Harvey. We’re hoping to be a little break for them at some point.

Galen Wixson playing the cello.
Kaysie Ellingson

Galen Wixson, President and CEO of Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, joins us on this episode of The Front Row to discuss their upcoming performance season and also gives a special performance of his own.

Your new season, titled “Imagine: Our Music, Your Canvas,” strikes a connection between art and music. Is that what you had in mind?

Permian Basin Writer's Workshop website

On this episode of The Front Row, Glenn Aaron discusses the upcoming, three-day Permian Basin Writer's Workshop that will be help at Midland College Sept. 15-17.

How did you form the Permian Basin Writer’s Workshop?