My former classmate, Steve Wiest, has been the Interim Director of the One O'Clock Lab Band this year (and, IMHO, has done a great job at the helm, as I"ve said here a few times). So I was very happy to read the announcement that he has snagged the job on a permanent basis, and I couldn't be happier for him.
But wait...there's more! In the same press release, it was also announced that another former classmate of mine (and occasional Musings reader), John Murphy, who has served this year as interim chair of the Division of Jazz Studies, has been given that job on a permanent basis as well. Congrats, guys!