Northwestern's Upcoming Jazz, Holiday Tuba Concerts Set

November 30, 2021

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s instrumental music program has a couple of events scheduled for early December. The jazz ensemble will perform a concert on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. while a Holiday Tuba concert is set for Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. Both concerts will take place in Herod Hall Auditorium at no charge.

Dr. Michael Black, director of bands and assistant professor of music, said the jazz ensemble has been working hard all semester to prepare for this concert.

“We have several students who have learned new instruments, and it’s been amazing to see how quickly they have caught on,” Black said. “We will be playing a mix of standard jazz charts and some holiday favorites.”

The Holiday Tuba concert is an open invitation to all high school and university students, employees and community members to join them on euphonium or tuba. There will be a rehearsal from 3-4:30 p.m. in Herod Hall Auditorium.

“This is a great opportunity for our music education students to step up to the plate and take charge of an event,” Black said explaining that this concert will be planned and performed under the direction of senior music education major Jeffrey Cher-Aime of Nassau, The Bahamas.

 “Our concert ‘The Return’ is to symbolize the return of music even though we are still going through our Covid-19 era,” Cher-Aime said. “At Northwestern, music didn’t go away, it kind of went into hiding. But this will be the first time we can offer concerts with a full audience, so that’s why I called it ‘The Return.’”

For more information, contact Black at (580) 327-8191 or Additional information on Northwestern’s bands and instrumental music program may be found at


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