Mango Punch! on Crooker Patio
Friday, October 18, 2013 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Mango Punch! will give a concert of popular Latin, Jazz and Rock music on the University of St. Thomas Crooker Center Patio.
Walter Suhr, band leader of the successful Latin band Mango Punch!, graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 1989 with degrees in music and computer science.
“The knowledge that I acquired from the Music Department at the University of St. Thomas is the single most important element that I credit for a successful musical career,” Suhr said. “Receiving personalized attention from my professors - including Paul Krystofiak - allowed me to acquire the skills that I have applied to leading a band. If you are serious about getting an opportunity in the extremely competitive music business, I suggest that you consider the challenging and rewarding musical education from the University of St. Thomas.”
Mango Punch! is a six-time winner of “Best Latin Band” in the Houston Press Music Awards, and they performed in prominent concerts and events, including the pre-game show of Super Bowl XXXVIII, along with Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, Aerosmith and Beyoncé. Mango Punch! has shared the stage with a number of international artists including: Elvis Crespo, Kumbia Kings and Jennifer Peña.