Friday, February 26, 2010

Shorthorn Shots of the Week 2/26

This week, the men's basketball team was frontpage news as senior guard Marquez Haynes broke the UTA single season scoring record of 599 with 605 points as of Wednesday night. After only scoring one point in the first half, Haynes helped push the the Mavericks into the lead with 20 points in the second half. Homecoming week has also taken over UTA. The annual Homecoming Golf Cart Parade snaked its way through campus with 34 organizations participating in the event that included a pep rally and canon firing. I also covered the rehearsal of the percussion ensemble they prepared for their annual Spring Chamber Music Concert. The ensemble used a variety of traditional african drums and bells that really made for a lively shoot.

2010 Homecoming Golf Cart Parade

Senior guard Marquez Haynes dunks during the Mavericks’ 75-71 victory over Lamar on Wednesday at Texas Hall. Haynes broke UTA’s single season scoring record of 599 points, previously held by Sam Norton during the ’83-’84 season, with 605 points as of Wednesday. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

Senior guard Brandon Long slams into Cardinals center Coy Custer as he shoots during the second half of the Mavericks' victory on Wednesday. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips, right, is interviewed by’s Pete Tenny on Wednesday during halftime of the Mavericks’ game against Lamar at Texas Hall. Phillips is from Beaumont and has been seen at several Lamar of the Mavericks’ game against Lamar at Texas Hall. Phillips is from Beaumont and has been seen at several Lamar basketball games. Phillips’ wife graduated from Lamar and his wife’s first cousin is Lamar men’s basketball head coach, Steve Roccaforte. Phillips said he still pulls for the hometown team and was glad to see UTA win. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

Professor of world music Dr. Michael Varner, left, demonstrates how to use a large African shakere as music media junior Josh Johnson, right, watches during the percussion ensemble’s rehearsal on Tuesday in the Fine Arts Building. The percussion ensemble’s Chamber Music Concert will be Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. and will include a segment featuring traditional African drums, garb and singing. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

Dr. Varner says that the Spring Chamber Music Concert’s objective is to communicate the joy and enthusiasm of music meant to be enjoyed by communities. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
Metal instruments, such as the Agogo Bells, have a bright, high sound where as wood instruments produce a mellow, low sound. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

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