603 Entertains at First Tuscaloosa Alumni Happy Hour

Drs. Bill Worden, Erik Peterson, Jimmy Mixson, and Grad Students Dan Holtsberry and Trace Brusco

Get back, Paul McCartney: there’s a new band in town!

On March 1, the Department of History held its first (but not last) Alumni Happy Hour. Alums from across generations took over the back patio at Loosa Brews to see old friends and make new ones—all while enjoying the fabulous music of the department’s new band, 603.

Led by Dr. Jimmy Mixson on keyboard, and named after his legendary graduate reading seminar, 603 pulled together the musical talents of Dr. Erik Peterson, PhD candidate Dan Holtsberry, PhD student Trace Brusco, and honorary historian-for-the-evening Dr. Bill Worden of the Department of Modern Languages & Classics. As the night wore on and the music flowed, new connections and friendships were made amongst our faculty and alums, reminding us that, in the end, history is a story of community – and how grateful we are to be part of this remarkable community of UA History Alums.

For those of you who were there, keep in touch! And for those who couldn’t come this time around, fear not: we’ll be hosting another event soon. In the meantime, if you’d like to join us for Honors Day, just drop a quick note to history@ua.edu, and we’ll add you to our list.