New Bisonette History Book Available

OBU has released the latest edition in its Centennial Book series, “O Sing Unto the Lord: A History of the Bisonettes –- the Other Glee Club,” by Jack Pearson, which follows the 92-year history of women’s glee clubs on Bison Hill.

The book traces the development of OBU’s women’s glee clubs from 1919 through the years of the Treble Tones and then chronicles the history of the Bisonette Glee Club from 1954-55 through 2010-11. The Bisonette history includes group pictures, membership lists, officers and concert and tour information.

The 168-page, soft-cover book includes many photographs.

Pearson, professor emeritus of music at OBU, directed the Bisonettes from 1971-72 through 2002-03. He graduated from OBU in 1959 and earned a master of music degree from George Peabody College for Teachers in 1961. He taught one year of high school music and completed two years of doctoral studies.

Prior to coming to OBU, Pearson served as a minister of music for four years. While at OBU, he served as part-time music director in two Shawnee churches and interim director in several other churches around the state.

Jack Pearson (left), professor emeritus of music at OBU, presents a copy of “O Sing Unto the Lord” to Dr. Ken Gabrielse, dean of the Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts.

“O Sing Unto the Lord” costs $20 plus tax, and shipping when applicable. The book may be purchased at the OBU bookstore or Jent Alumni Center on campus. To order by phone, call (405) 878-2706, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Orders can be charged to MasterCard, Visa or Discover.

For an online order form, click here.