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CWU Music

Welcome to the largest and most diverse musical program in the Pacific Northwest. When you come here, you can take full advantage of our world-class concert hall and practice facilities,…

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2005 Jazz Band reunion

The 2005 CWU Jazz Band reunited to perform at the 2015 Jazz in the Valley festival in Ellensburg. The '05 group, directed by Chris Bruya, was the first Central band to travel to Europe and play…

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CWU Jazz Band reunion

The 2005 CWU Jazz Band reunited to perform at the 2015 Jazz in the Valley festival in Ellensburg. The '05 group, directed by Chris Bruya, was the first Central band to travel to Europe and play…

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Wanz returns to CWU

Grammy award-winning musician Michael Wansley, aka TeeWanz or The Wanz, says his experience at CWU in the 1980s prepared him for everything that has happened since. In January Wanz came back to his…

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CWU Jazz Band I

CWU's Jazz Band won the 2015 NEXT Generation Jazz Festival, qualifying it to perform at the prestigious Monterey Jazz Festival — a first for a CWU band.

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Kenneth Martin Audio Interview, part 1

Kenneth (Ken) Martin attended Central Washington State College (later Central Washington University), 1968-1971, and served on the university's Board of Trustees, 1999-2007.

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Cindy Emmans Audio Interview, part 2

Cindy Emmans taught in the education department at Central Washington University, 1994-2001.

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Chester (Chet) Taylor Audio Slideshow Interview, part 2

Chester (Chet) Taylor (b. 1914 at Bristol Flats, Washington) talks about his family's work in cattle driving, homesteading, and logging. He talks about his grandfather, John Taylor, who married…

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John Ferro Audio Interview, part 3

John Ferro (b. 1919, son of Peter Ferro and Mary Grecco) discusses his family's origins in Switzerland and his father's work in the Roslyn coal mines beginning in the 1920s. He talks about…

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Marion Maras Video Interview, 1998, part 2

Marion Maras discusses his Croatian and Slovak ancestry and growing up in Ronald, Washington. He discusses his father?s work in the Northwestern Improvement Company No. 3 Mine and Patrick?s Mine and…

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Robert (Bob) Bell, Sr., Audio Interview, part 10

Robert Bell, Sr. (b. 1887 in Hudson Bay, New York), arrived in Cle Elum, Washington, in 1888. Bob Bell describes gardening, fishing, and trapping, noting in particular Native American activities in…

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Adolph Elsner Audio Interview, part 4

Adolph Elsner (b. 1896) describes how his father immigrated from Germany to Roslyn, Washington, in 1886. He describes his father's work at the Roslyn coal mines and involvement in the Washington…

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Ernest (Ernie) Breznikar Audio Interview, part 2

>Ernest (Ernie) Breznikar describes his childhood, which he spent living near the No. 5 Mine in Cle Elum, Washington. Breznikar speaks about Slovenian family traditions, local recreation (bocce…

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Slava Gregorich Audio Interview, part 2

Slava Gregorich discusses his family's immigration to Ronald, Washington. He talks about businesses in Ronald, as well as working conditions in the coal mines. He touches on the cost of coal,…

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Ernest (Ernie) Breznikar Audio Interview, part 1

>Ernest (Ernie) Breznikar describes his childhood, which he spent living near the No. 5 Mine in Cle Elum, Washington. Breznikar speaks about Slovenian family traditions, local recreation (bocce…

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John Rigek Audio Interview, part 8

John Rigek talks about his family, the Rigeks and Klauses, and his work in the Northwestern Improvement Company coal mines at Cle Elum, Washington. He talks about shooting coal, working conditions in…

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