Many of our VCSU alumni and friends have fond memories of Dr. Loren R. Waa (pictured at the right) and his bands from the 1960s. Many of those memories include Ward (Tom) Stine (pictured below), a music education major how graduated from VCSU in 1965. The VCSU Music Department would like to invite you to join us in recognizing these two special individuals during our VCSU Music Hall of Fame Banquet, to be held on September 18, 2010 at the Valley City Town & Country Club. The evening will include reminiscences about their days at VCSU as well as the exceptional contributions they have both made to music during their careers. A social hour will begin at 6:00 pm with dinner served at 6:30 pm.
Ward Thomas (Tom) Stine taught band and choir at Kathryn, ND and Larimore, ND before moving to Modesto, CA in 1969. He taught music in public schools for fourteen years, followed by a lifetime of involvement with music through community bands and church ensembles. During his career Ward conducted hundreds of concerts, including concerts given by the Valley City Community Band.
Dr. Loren R. Waa has had a long and distinguished academic career. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from Concordia College and went on to receive a Masters in Music Education and a Doctor of Education in Music Education, both from the University of Illinois. He has taught band, chorus, and general music in the public schools, and brass lessons and band at the collegiate level, including at Valley City State University. While at VCSU, Waa was an extremely popular band director whose students still remember him fondly.
For more information contact Paula Larson in the Music Department office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 701-845-7272. Tickets may also be purchased online by going to VCSU Music Web Page
and clicking on the "Music Hall of Fame Banquet Registration" link on the left. Tickets for the event are $30; the deadline for the Music Department to receive payment has been extended to September 10, 2010. Please join us in honoring these exceptional musicians!