Inaugural XU Honor Band Festival succeeds

By: Aiyana Moore ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier community welcomed to campus a variety of high school students who all shared a love of music from Jan. 16-17. These students selected from Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio, came together to form Xavier University’s first ever Honor Band. “The High School Honor Band is a fantastic way for us to increase our visibility as a band and music program in the tri-state area and to bring many talented students to our campus,” Jim Daughters, the interim director of Instrumental Activities, said. In order for a student to be considered in a position for the Honor Band, high school band directors were asked to nominate the students that they believed to be most deserving. … Continue reading Inaugural XU Honor Band Festival succeeds

Dr. Jim Daughters joins Department of Music and Theatre

By: Liz Slocum ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier University Department of Music and Theatre has a new interim director. Dr. Jim Daughters has stepped into the position of director of instrumental studies for the new school year. Daughters’ new position puts him at the head of ensembles such as the Xavier Pep Band and Symphonic Winds. In addition, he teaches Conducting I and II, course requirements for music majors, and Instrumental Music Methods, which is required for music education majors. As the person who oversees the Pep Band, Daughters keeps the group organized and sometimes serves as a director. This is … Continue reading Dr. Jim Daughters joins Department of Music and Theatre