Notre Dame Bands to celebrate Black History Month

Author: Arts and Letters


The University of Notre Dame Bands will celebrate Black History Month with two concerts on campus Feb. 17 and 18 (Friday and Saturday) in conjunction with Junior Parents Weekend.

The Notre Dame Concert Bands will perform at 5p.m. Feb. 17 in the Leighton Concert Hall of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. The diverse program will feature both traditional and contemporary selections, including pieces dedicated to the Tuskegee Airmen and in memory of Rosa Parks.

Bill Nicks, drummer and adjunct faculty member, will join the Concert Bands for a medley of Motown songs Feb. 18 at 2p.m. in Washington Hall. Nicks has previously performed with Patti LaBelle and the original Temptations. The Notre Dame Jazz Bands also will perform, paying tribute to Ray Charles and other significant black composers and musicians.

Both concerts are sponsored by the Notre Dame Department of Music. They are free and open to the public, but tickets are required. To reserve tickets for the Feb. 17 concert, call the performing arts center ticket office at 574-631-2800. To reserve tickets for the Feb. 18 concert, call the LaFortune Student Center box office at 574-631-8128.

For more information, visit the Department of Music.

Originally published by Tim Masterton at on February 03, 2006.