SWOSU and Weatherford Arts Council Plan Holiday Gift for Area Residents


Southwestern Oklahoma State University and the Weatherford Arts Council have a special holiday evening planned for area residents on Monday, December 5, when a variety of activities are planned on the SWOSU campus in Weatherford.

The extremely popular TubaChristmas Concert will be held at 6 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium.  Following the concert, a holiday open house with art, poetry and food will be held in the Art Building. The events are free, and the public is invited to both events.

Dr. Terry Segress, professor emeritus, will be the guest conductor of more than 100 tuba and euphonium students from 25 different schools throughout Oklahoma and Texas. SWOSU Euphonium Professor Dr. Bob Chambers, SWOSU Director of Bands Marc Mueller and SWOSU Music Department Chair Dr. James South, will also conduct.  The stage full of tuba players will perform favorite Christmas songs along with a few fun unexpected melodies appropriate for all age levels.

The Weatherford Arts Council will extend the fun and entertainment for everyone by hosting a unique Christmas Open House immediately following the tuba concert in the Art Building, which is located close to the Fine Arts Center. The WAC will have visual art, poetry and refreshments in a leisurely holiday atmosphere.

“Please plan to join us for food, fun, music and art,” South said. “It's a Christmas gift from the Weatherford Arts Council and the SWOSU Music and Art Departments which you will want to accept!”

For more information, contact South (TubaChristmas) at 580.774.3717, Cliff McMahon (art) at 580.774.6824 or Kevin Collins (Weatherford Arts Council) at 580.774.3715.