Campus News 2013

For Immediate Release
September 10, 2013

17th annual Texas Heritage Music Day slated for Sept. 27

The 17th annual Texas Heritage Music Day will feature more than 50 performers and Texas Heritage Music Daydemonstrations from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, on the Schreiner University campus. Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines also will perform at a free community concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Cailloux Student Activities Center.

Special additions to the 2013 Music Day include the return of Doug Baum and the Camel Corp, a visit by songwriter Stephanie Urbina Jones, a tribute to Jimmie Rodgers, the Schreiner choir and a music jam on Thursday, Sept. 26, in the bar at the YO Ranch Hotel. The list of more than 50 performers includes Slim Ritchey and Jitterbug Vipers, Karan Abrahams, George Ensle, Barbwire with John Christopher Way, Fritz Morquecho, Thom Joy Poet, with demonstrations by Billy Carter and the Dallas Arms Collectors (saddles and trappings of the West). Tony Galluci and Clifton Fifer return, along with Saddle Pals, Dale Freiderich and Jesus Train (at 9 a.m.), and surprise guests.

In other music related festivities, on Saturday, Sept. 28, Viva Texicana will kick off in Fredericksburg at the Pioneer Museum, a festival organized by Stephanie Urbina Jones, to honor the Mexican heritage in our state.  

The Texas Heritage Music Day brings students and the community together to experience the power of stories and songs. Combined attendance since 1997 exceeds 35,000 students, teachers and the community. This vision continues throughout the remainder of the school year through THMF's The Bard Project (a unique in-school performance/outreach program) that presents songwriters, performers, storytellers, and demonstrations in area schools, classrooms, and organizations that work with kids at risk. Visit texasheritagemusic.org for more information on these programs and how to donate.

Schools in Kerr and all contiguous counties are invited to contact Kathleen Hudson at 830-792-1945 or kat@texasheritagemusic.org to request transportation assistance to attend THMD. Requests are fulfilled in the order they are received, so please call soon.

For more information about the Texas Heritage Music Foundation and Schreiner University, please visit www.schreiner.edu

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