On Saturday, Sept. 29 band students and parents will gather at the First United Bank Center at noon for the annual Buffalo Band Parents’ Day Luncheon.
“I like the experience of Parent’s Day because it gives us marching band members an opportunity to sit down as a family around a table with our actual family and just eat and talk,” Nate Giffin, sophomore Music Education and Performance major, said.
For junior Music Education major, Michael Marin, Parent’s Day is a day to look back at the accomplishments of the year.
“It is intended to be an expression of appreciation from the students to their parents,” Dr. Russell Teweleit, associate professor of Music and Buffalo Marching Band director, said.
“Parent’s Day has always been a great experience,” Marin said. “It’s always interesting to see friends with their families and its nice to show them what all we have done so far in the school year.”
The Buffalo Band Parent’s Day Luncheon is a tradition that began in 1972.
“This event is perhaps the largest such event held at WTAMU each year with an overall anticipated attendance of almost 300,” Teweleit said.
For more information, contact the West Texas A&M Marching Band Face- book page or WT School of Music at 806- 651-2840. Reservations made on or after Sept. 15 and registrants at the door will be charged $18.50 per person. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.
Despite what the name indicates, Parent’s Day is just as important to the students of the WT Marching Band as it is to their parents.