Mines News

Release Date Wednesday, November 14, 2018

SD Mines Hosts Annual Winter Concerts

The Cathedral is a wonderful space to celebrate the spirit and sounds of the season. The acoustics provided by the large ceiling and high walls exemplify the hard work and practice of SD Mines students in the music program.

The community is invited to four winter music concerts performed at the SD Mines Music Center and the Cathedral by students in the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology music program.

The Fall Orchestra Concert featuring classics by composers Haydn, Holst and Tchaikovsky will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the SD Mines Music Center (Old Gym) on Friday, Nov. 16.  The Fall Band Concert will take place at 8 p.m. in the SD Mines Music Center on Monday, Nov. 19. The band concert, “Tributes and Triumphs,” celebrates 2018 anniversaries, including the end of WWI, the music of Leonard Bernstein, as well as pop culture classics. At the School of Mines, music is interwoven into the science and engineering curriculum, allowing students to flourish in a diverse environment rich with talent, knowledge, and passion.

The annual Holiday at the Cathedral Concerts continue this year on Saturday, Dec. 1, and Sunday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. The 2018 Holiday at the Cathedral Concerts feature the master chorale, university choir, men’s choir, and women’s choir at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cathedral, 520 Cathedral Drive in Rapid City. The SD Mines choirs will be joined by the Black Hills Bluegrass Band and members of the Rushmore Music Festival as they highlight a number of Appalachian Christmas Carols. The Cathedral is a wonderful space to celebrate the spirit and sounds of the season. The acoustics provided by the large ceiling and high walls exemplify the hard work and practice of SD Mines students in the music program.

The concerts are free and open to the public, but donations will be accepted to support scholarships for Mines students participating in music.

Matthew Bumbach, D.M.A., director of choirs, and Haley Armstrong, D.M.A., director of bands and coordinator of musical activities will conduct the performances.

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About SD Mines  

Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls 2,654 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. The SD School of Mines placement rate for graduates is 97 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $61,300. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Snapchat

Contact: Charles Michael Ray, 605-394-6082, charles.ray@sdsmt.edu