Recipients of the: Legacy Award in Music Education

Dr. Thomas E. Lyle

Dr. Thomas E. Lyle, with a musical concentration on the Clarinet, came to Alabama State University in 1964 where he began a phenomenal record as Director of Bands. He developed a 175 piece Marching Band and an eighty piece symphonic band that became nationally acclaimed. Dr. Lyle also initiated the Summer Band Camp at Alabama State University. Dr. Lyle was also chosen as "College Bandmaster of the Year" for several years.

Dr. Lyle has been initiated into the Alabama Band Director's Association, as well as, the chapters of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma Honorary Band Fraternity and Sorority at Alabama State University. In 2010, Dr. Lyle cut the ribbon at the Thomas E. Lyle Band Center, an annex to the Cordell Wynn Humanities and Fine Arts Center. The Thomas E. Lyle Band Center houses the marching and concert bands at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

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Upcoming and Recent Programs

The 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church

Martin Luther King, Jr. Art Exhibit Opening Reception
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 | 6 - 8 p.m.

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E.D. Nixon Institute Phase II: African Americans and the Transformative Power of the Vote

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Dunn-Oliver Acadome Banquet Room
1595 Robert C. Hatch Drive * Montgomery, AL

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The Journey to Freedom: A Mural in Eight Parts


A Visual Interpretation of African-Americans’ Struggle for Recognition as Human Beings and First-Class Citizens

Commissioned by The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture at Alabama State University

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