Tennessee Tech's Jager receives composer's highest honor

There is, perhaps, no higher honor for a composer than to have a concert devoted to his music. Robert Jager, professor of Music at Tennessee Technological University and a nationally recognized composer, has been the recent recipient of precisely that honor.

The U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command Band performed an "All-Jager" concert during the recent Bandmasters Association convention at Ft. Smith, Ark. The program featured eight Jager band compositions, including "Esprit de Corps," "Third Suite," "Stars and Bars March," "Concerto for Euphonium," "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" and "Colonial Airs and Dances." Jager conducted five of the pieces and narrated the "Pied Piper."

During the concert, Jager received an "Arkansas Traveler" certificate by the Arkansas Department of State.

This is not the first time Jager has had a concert devoted to his work. Two years ago, at the Texas Bandmasters convention, the Lackland Air Force Base Band also performed an "All-Jager" concert, which was recorded and released on CD. The Arkansas concert also was recorded, and a CD is expected for release later this fall.