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Released March 17, 2003

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MARCH 17, 2004


BILOXI --Members of The University of Southern Mississippi's Scott Aquarium are invited to boat to Horn Island aboard the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory's 55-foot research vessel, the Tom McIlwain on Saturday, May 8. The boat trip will feature trawling the Mississippi Sound and sampling and identifying fish, shrimp and other creatures of the sea. Once on the island, members may explore the beaches on their own or with Scott Aquarium educators. Beachcombing, bird watching, snorkeling and just relaxing are on the agenda. A picnic lunch will be provided. The Tom McIlwain will depart the dock behind Scott Aquarium at 8 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is $38 per person. Reservations must be made by May 3. E-mail or call (228) 374-5550 for further details or information about the membership program. Scott Aquarium is part of GCRL, a unit of the Southern Miss College of Science and Technology.



BILOXI -- A free members-only seafood dinner is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at The University of Southern Mississippi's Scott Aquarium. "Put on your party togs and join other members for this event," said Jennifer Hale, coordinator of the membership program. "Meet professionals who will share fun facts and techniques about fish and seafood." Reservations are required. Contact Hale at or (228) 374-5550 for details or information about the membership program.



HATTIESBURG -- The Southern Arts Brass Quintet, a faculty ensemble at The University of Southern Mississippi, will present a concert at 6 p.m. March 29 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Hattiesburg. Formed in 1968, the ensemble includes Joel Treybig, assistant professor of trumpet; Ken Ortlepp, assistant professor of horn; Marta Hofacre, professor of trombone; Richard Perry, assistant professor of tuba; and graduate teaching assistant Jake Walburn, performing on trumpet. The concert is free and open to the public. The program includes a variety of Germanic music for brass quintet, from the Renaissance age to present day. Works will include dances by Renaissance composer Michael Praetorius and 20th-century composer Bernhard Heiden, Bach's "Contrapunctus IX" (illustrating his exceptional skill at fugal writing), and two lyric pieces by Brahms and Mendelssohn. Also on the program is "Mozart on Parade," a collection of motives from Mozart overtures, symphonies, and concerti that were masterfully collated together by Peter Schikele for the Canadian Brass. The recital will close with a clever arrangement of Kurt Weill's famous song "Mack the Knife" from his successful Threepenny Opera. For more information, call (601) 266-6937.



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