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.

Alabama State University

Levi Watkins Library

Upcoming and Recent Programs

Violence In Your Face: Intervene or "It's Going Down"


Levi Watkins Learning Center
First Floor Lecture Hall
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 | 11 a.m.

Moderator: Dr. Howard Robinson, University Archivist

Sponsored by the:

Cultural Heritage Committee of the Levi Watkins Learning Center with The Orientation First Year Experience Seminar

The Violence Against WoMen Program

The Family Sunshine Center

Art & Jazz:
The Colvin-Feagin Annual Community Art Show


Exhibit Opening and Artists’ Reception. Featuring Local Artists and Jazz.

Friday, September 11, 2015 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
1345 Carter Hill Road | Montgomery, Alabama

Exhibit Dates: September 11, 2015 - January 20, 2016
Excluding Holidays

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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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Cultural Spotlights

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