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Matthew Darby conducting Big Purple.

Music education student embraces roles as drum major and marine

Passion for music and hard work drives Matthew Darby, junior music education major from Lubbock, to excel in and balance his roles as a drum major for the Abilene Christian University Big Purple marching band and a lance corporal for the U.S. Marine Reserves on a daily basis.  Darby’s days are spent juggling rigorous music … Continued
Remel Derrick

ACU hosts first All-State Choir Camp

A new camp joins the lineup of residential activities taking place this summer at Abilene Christian University as 50 high school students converge on campus for ACU’s first All-State Choir Camp June 29 – July 2. The high school vocalists – representing both large and small schools from the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Andrews, Sweetwater, San … Continued

Pat Boone

ACU to rename Cullen Auditorium after Pat Boone

Both the physical building and the name of Abilene Christian University’s Cullen Auditorium will undergo renovation this fall with the facility emerging in the summer of 2022 as the Pat Boone Theatre, an upgraded performance venue honoring an iconic recording artist with a long history of ACU connections. In his singing career, Boone sold more … Continued