Robert Groves, professor in NDSU's School of Music, is writing a book documenting the history of music at NDSU.
“I have been here for 40 years and have seen numerous changes in the program,” Groves said. “It has been exciting to discover what was happening in the 1920s or 30s and see photographs of these people and activities. It shows the musical life here at NDSU is just as vibrant now as it was then.”
The book will be a chronological, mostly pictorial, history of the music program and will focus on its growth, faculty, campus locations, vocal ensembles and the Gold Star Marching Band.
NDSU University Archives staff and Yukah Goetz are assisting Groves in the development of the book, which will be available for purchase in March 2013.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.