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Piano Renewal Initiative

Please consider supporting our Piano Renewal Initiative. If you have a high-quality piano in good condition that you are no longer using, or if you would like to purchase or contribute towards a new piano, please contact the Department of Music Office for more information regarding our specific needs.

Metropolitan Club donates Steinway M grand piano

Katz Foundation donates new Steinway recital piano

Leon Bates Masterclass and Mini-Concert officially launches Piano Renewal Initiative.

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PART-TIME FACULTY

John E. Newson, Sr.
Lecturer


Director of University Bands

Childers Hall, Room SB-7
(202) 806-5241
jnewson@howard.edu

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John E. Newson, Sr., has served as Director of University Bands at Howard University since 1993. Prior to his elevation to this position he served as Associate Director of University Bands from 1986 to 1992. He has held the conductorship of the Concert, Marching and Pep Bands. Educated at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Mr. Newson also holds a Master of Music Education degree from Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe, LA. Under his leadership, the "Showtime" Marching Band has become a nationally respected Marching Band. The band has performed across the nation at NFL games and performed in the 1990 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. In 1999, the "Showtime" Marching Band performed at the Kennedy Center Annual Music Festival and recorded its first CD under the title "Showtime" which will be released in early Spring 2000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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