The Caribbean Coyotes celebrate Mardi Gras

On Mardi Gras, the University of South Dakota bands celebrated with a performance in the fine arts building. The USD steel band named the Caribbean Coyotes and USD’s Jazz Band performed. Dr. Darin Wadley directs both of these bands. “Mardi Gras is a worldwide celebration,” Wadley said. “In Trinidad, it is their main steel band […]

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South Dakota New Music brings unique sound to Colton Recital Hall

Eight composers and 11 performers made up the South Dakota New Music performance Monday night inside of Colton Recital Hall. The show welcomed an in-person crowd and was livestreamed on the Department of Music’s website. In total, there were three world premieres, including a piece made by assistant professor Paul Lombardi, who was the artistic […]

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USD professors perform Ragtime for students and community

The Dakota Ragtime Trio performed at the Colton Recital Hall on Jan. 18. The trio is made up of three professors from the University of South Dakota’s music department. Darin Wadley, Director of Percussion Studies, plays the xylophone, Luis Viquez, Director of Orchestras, plays the clarinet and Todd Cranson, Director of Athletic Bands, plays the […]

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Percussion Ensemble Christens Colton Recital Hall

The USD Percussion Ensemble performed their fall concert Nov. 7, christening the newly renovated Colton Recital Hall with the sound of their instruments. The percussion ensemble also featured performances by the community high school percussion ensemble and the Caribbean Coyotes Steel Band. Darin Wadley, director of percussion studies at USD, said the Percussion Ensemble is […]

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