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Philip Hurd, a senior music ministry major from Prattsburgh, N.Y., and Allyson Georgian, a junior forensic accounting major from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, were recently selected to participate in the Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band Festival. 

The 68th annual festival will be held Friday, March 6, through Sunday, March 8, at Bloomsburg University. Founded in 1948, the Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band is the oldest continually operating band of its kind in the United States.

Each year, students from colleges and universities across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are recommended by their band directors, submit applications and are chosen to participate by a selection committee.

“This year, we are sending a music ministry major and a music minor as our emissaries to this fine ensemble,” said Dr. Ronda DePriest, associate professor of instrumental music and director of the Music Program at Waynesburg University. “I am always proud to see our students take advantage of opportunities that are open to them, whether those opportunities present themselves on our campus or in surrounding communities.”

For more information, call 724-852-3420. 

Ashley Wise, Senior Writer/Editor

724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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The Waynesburg University Music Program will offer its first Chamber Works concert of the semester Thursday, Feb. 26, at noon in the Marsh Center in Roberts Chapel. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend. 

Experience a variety of musical styles with performances by the Beauty and Barber Shop Ensembles, Brass Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Ensembles, Vocal and Instrumental Combos, Percussion Ensemble, Pipe and Drum Band and Woodwind Ensemble.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch. For more information, contact Ronda DePriest at rdepries@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-3420. 

Ashley Wise, Senior Writer/Editor

724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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The Waynesburg University Symphonic Band Mid-Winter Concert will be held Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 5:15 p.m. in the Marsh Center in Roberts Chapel. There will be a reception immediately following the performance. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend. 

The Symphonic Band will perform familiar melodies from a variety of folk song traditions. 

No reservations are necessary for this event. For more information, contact Ronda DePriest at rdepries@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-3420.

Ashley Wise, Senior Writer/Editor

724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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The faculty of the Waynesburg University Fine Arts Department will hold a Faculty Art Exhibition, Monday, Feb. 16, through Friday, March 20, in the Benedum Fine Arts Gallery on the campus of Waynesburg University. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with an opening reception Monday, Feb. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend. 

The Faculty Art Exhibition will feature paintings from Ron Jesiolowski, a ceramic sculpture by Andrew Heisey, a sculpture from Kathleen Rearick and a drawing/cartooning from Dr. Donald Simpson. 

Monday’s opening reception begins with a visual art exhibition in the Benedum Fine Arts Gallery and moves to the Goodwin Performing Arts Center for presentations in vocal, instrumental and theatrical arts.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 724-852-3247. 

Ashley Wise, Senior Writer/Editor

724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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COA-Fall14.jpgHosted by the Waynesburg University Fine Arts Department and the Waynesburg University Music Program, TUBACHRISTMAS will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center on the campus of Waynesburg University. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend. 

Local tuba and baritone/euphonium players are invited to take part in the annual performance. 

Concert registration is at 5 p.m., followed by rehearsal from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center.

TUBACHRISTMAS is meant to recognize musical heritage and honor all great artists and teachers whose legacy has provided high performance standards, well-structured pedagogy, professional integrity, personal values and a camaraderie envied by all other instrumentalists. 

Performers will include any interested tuba, euphonium and baritone players in the area. Audience members will become part of an established tradition throughout the world and enjoy their favorite holiday tunes as never before through the rich, organ-like sound of this low-brass ensemble.

TUBACHRISTMAS was conceived in 1974 as a tribute to the late artist and teacher William J. Bell, born on Christmas in 1902. The traditional Christmas music performed at the first TUBACHRISTMAS was arranged by American composer Alec Wilder who died December 24, 1980. Wilder composed many solo and ensemble compositions for tuba and euphonium and was a loyal supporter of every effort to improve the literature and public image of these instruments. 

Register online at waynesburg.edu/web/music. For more information, contact Ronda DePriest at rdepris@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-3420.

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Ashley Wise, Senior Writer/Editor

724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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