September 10, 2012 9:38:37 AM
What to do on a Sunday afternoon?
With fall in the air, what to do on a Sunday afternoon, after attending church in the morning? Will it be, week one of NFL football, siting by the pool, dove hunting or taking a nap on the couch?
After reading an article, in last Sunday's edition of the Commercial Dispatch, about a recital by MSU's professor of music Dr. Robert Damm, I decided to take the short drive to check it out. I arrived at McComas Hall on the Starkville campus, parked and walked slowly in to a setting of a beautiful theater with around 500 seats (floor & balcony).
On stage were five, or so, different areas with percussion instruments. Behind them was a slightly raised platform with a conventional set of drums, and more percussion instruments. They were all so unusual (to my eyes), but so beautiful to look at. The lights dimmed, and the recital started. With more than half the theater filled by now, I sat and was amazed at what I saw and heard.
I would like to thank Bob (Dr. Damm), his ensemble and everyone involved for a very enjoyable Sunday afternoon, and to publicly inform President Keenum and the head of the MSU Music Department, you have a very talented professor in your ranks.