Music Program to present Mid-Winter Symphonic Band concert

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Band.jpgThe Waynesburg University Symphonic Band will present their Mid-Winter Band Concert Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 5:15 p.m. in the Marsh Center below Roberts Chapel. Admission is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted to benefit Relay for Life.

The Symphonic Band has devoted the 2016-17 academic year to movie music. This concert will continue that theme and present film music from “West Side Story” to “Silverado.” Music from notable composers such as Rodgers and Hammerstein, Karl King, Bruce Boughton, Howard Shore and Leonard Bernstein will be performed.

The ensemble is directed and conducted by Dr. Ronda DePriest, director of Waynesburg’s Music Program and professor of instrumental music.

“The music for this concert pre-dates the lives of most of our ensemble members, so it has been thrilling for me as a music educator to watch the music come to life in tandem with their understanding of musical scores to the overall artistry of a film,” said DePriest.

For more information, call 724-852-7638 or email

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and is one of only 21 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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Ashley Wise, Associate Director of University Relations

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