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The Lamplighters Concert Choir and the Symphonic Band at Waynesburg University will host the annual Spring Concert Saturday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Roberts Chapel. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Enjoy the rich history of music and performing arts in American culture as Waynesburg University students perform a variety of melodies. b2ap3_thumbnail_Wu-Admissions.png  The Lamplighters will perform musical selections from Waynesburg University student-choir as well as vocal solo and small ensemble contributions. The Symphonic Band will perform instrumental solo and small ensemble contributions, with a focus on inspiring and informing audiences about American history.

Some of the musical pieces that will be performed at the concert include “Battle Hymn Chorale,” “God’s Country,” “American Civil War Fantasy” and “Valor.” The finale will be a joint performance with the Lamplighters and Symphonic Band performing “America the Beautiful.”

“Seeing your peers involved in skilled areas of music-making has to be uplifting,” said Ronda DePriest, associate professor of instrumental music at Waynesburg University and director of the Waynesburg University Music Program. “We hope to instill a sense of pride and community in the talents possessed by the student musicians at Waynesburg University.”

After the concert, guests are invited to visit with students and faculty at the reception in the Marsh Center.

For more information on these events, contact DePriest at depries@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-3420.

Ashley Wise, Senior Writer/Editor

724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

 

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Untitled1GPAC.jpgWaynesburg University will host an evening of one-act plays Thursday, April 16, at 8 p.m. in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend. 

The one-act plays bring student work to life as students perform their scripts written from a recent playwriting course. Original one-act plays are showcased and presented in a workshop format. 

Under the supervision of Edward L. Powers, director of the theater program and professor of theater at Waynesburg University, this special night of theater allows audiences to experience another side of the Theater Program and to support the efforts of student actors, student directors and especially, student writers.

“One-act plays are valuable in that they provide students an opportunity to direct their peers,” said Powers. “For students acting in the performances, one-act plays afford them the opportunity to work with different directors. Projects such as these continue to build leadership and teamwork skills.”

Reservations are strongly suggested. Seats may be reserved by calling 724-852-3226. 

Ashley Wise, Senior Writer/Editor

724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Wu-Admissions.pngThe Waynesburg University Music Program will offer its second Chamber Works concert of the semester Thursday, April 16, at noon in the Marsh Center in Roberts Chapel. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend. 

The lunchtime concert includes 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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b2ap3_thumbnail_pottery.pngA student art exhibition will be held in the Benedum Fine Arts Gallery on the campus of Waynesburg University Monday, April 13, through Friday, April 24. 

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with an opening reception Monday, April 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend. The student art exhibition will showcase the best student work of the spring semester. 

The exhibit will showcase a variety of mediums including ceramics, drawings, prints, sculptures and a variety of two- and three- dimensional pieces. The pieces on display are selected by the Waynesburg University art faculty. 

“Art is not really complete until it is shown to someone else,” said Andrew Heisey, assistant professor of art and art program director at Waynesburg University. “For many of the students, this will be the only time they will get to see their work on display in an art gallery. That experience alone shows the importance of the student exhibits.” 

For more information, call 724-852-3247. 

Ashley Wise, Senior Writer/Editor

724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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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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