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Music Professor Receives Military Commission
October 29, 2020

KEENE, TEX – First Lt. Steve Hubbard has been assigned as the Band Officer for the State Guard Headquarters at Camp Mabry in Austin, Tex. He teaches brass instruments at SWAU and is the conductor for Southwestern Brass and the Knights Pep Band. Hubbard inquired about the possibility of occasionally playing trumpet in a state military band. In response, he was invited to recruit, form and train a band for the Texas State Guard, as well as, head up and centralize the State Guard’s music endeavors. Hubbard was offered a commission as an officer and accepted. “I am excited to use my musical skills for the benefit of the state of Texas,” shares Hubbard. The Texas State Guard is an elite unit of the Texas Military Department, whose primary missions are humanitarian aid and disaster relief. 

“We are very proud of this amazing service opportunity for one of our alumni and faculty,” shares Devon Howard, chair of the Department of Music at SWAU. 

By Brisa Ramirez

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