Trip to Independence reunites One Voice/New Edition members
On Sunday, March 3, the day after many across the state celebrated Texas Independence Day, students and alumni traveled to historic Independence, Texas, where UMHB was chartered in 1845 under the Republic of Texas.
“It is so important for us, as a university, to remember our roots,” assistant director of alumni relations Dani Beth Crosby said. “This event was an opportunity for alumni to reconnect at the actual birthplace of our university.”
Many alumni, students, friends of the university, and Independence community members attended a reception at Old Baylor and attended a church service and concert at Independence Baptist Church (the same church students from Baylor College’s male and female departments attended when the school was located in Independence).
The event also served as a reunion for the One Voice/New Edition choir alumni. Along with current One Voice members, 23 of the choir’s alumni attended. Both past and present members joined together to perform a special concert for the other students and alumni in attendance. Former One Voice director Dr. David Guess ’83 and current director Matt Crosby ’01 directed the concert.