Musical ensemble

Performance day, from an insider


Henry Darragh

Henry Darragh


Graduate student Henry Darragh wrote a short piece for the University of Houston Daily Cougar about last week’s performance. It’s a view from the inside as a student performer in the MSM Jazz Orchestra, and it’s quite entertaining! Here’s a highlight:

The Moores School Jazz Ensemble is the department’s second biggest band, and in the past few years has gotten so good that it plays a full set to open up for the jazz concerts. I have consumed lots of Topo Chico by this point and added to the iced coffee, I had to make this tough decision: last-minute (literally) bathroom run. I make this decision contingent on the fact that the solo section of the MSMJE’s last tune is long enough to allow me to run down the hall before our downbeat.

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Collage 2010

It’s that time again. This Thursday evening at 7:30pm, The Moores School of Music will feature the musical talents of each of its major ensemble groups. The Collage concert tradition kicks off the new scholastic year with a bang and you can attend for FREE. Every major performing ensemble will be featured, so you will have a chance to hear the symphony orchestra, choral groups, operatic pieces, marching band, chamber ensemble and of course, the Jazz Orchestra. This way, if you hear something you like, you can be sure to check it out in the regular season. As usual, the Jazz Orchestra will open the evening’s festivities, so be sure to be on time!

For more information, visit the official MSM website here. Click here for directions.