A Grand Gesture of Thanks

Many wonderful alumni and friends have helped make the new music building a reality. Among that group of treasured supporters is Richard Ellison. In addition to purchasing the rights to name an entire row of 22 seats in the Finney Concert Hall as a tribute to his extended family, Richard also contributed funds to name one of the practice halls in memory of his brother, Kirby Ellison. On October 28, the Ellison family commemorated the naming of the practice hall with a ribbon cutting ceremony and attending a Halloween Jazz Concert. The evening’s performances included the Blue Cat Band, directed by Dr. Daniel Kelly, and the Mane Attraction, conducted by Dr. Todd Goranson.